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Showing Windows Version on the Desktop.

Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Early versions of Windows showed the version number on the desktop, but this feature was removed in the later version. By using this tweak you are able to enable the feature again. That will help you to quickly locate which version of Windows is running.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter "regedit" and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create DWORD value "PaintDesktopVersion", if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to "1" to enable feature. However, if you want to get back to the original state and disable the feature, change the value to "0".

Showing Windows Version on the Desktop.reg

The '.reg' file Showing Windows Version on the Desktop.

Hide Windows Version on the Desktop (Default).reg

The '.reg' file Hide Windows Version on the Desktop (Default).

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

'Windows Version' is displayed on the Desktop.

No 'Windows Version' is displayed on the Desktop by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\],in the open area right-click on "PaintDesktopVersion" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) Without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'. Once you are done. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

Showing Windows Version on the Desktop (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.

Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For All Users)

Category : Display > Desktop

Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.

 
 
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