LKBEN10826: How to enable or disable the Version info of Windows XP


The version info of your Windows system is show on the lower right corner of your desktop.


You want to display the version of your Windows system on your desktop.


If you want Windows to display the Version Info on your desktop you have to change a key in the registry.

First open regedit: click start -> run -> regedit

Search for the entry "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop".

There must be the following key "PaintDesktopVersion".

If you change the value to 1 the version info is shown.
If you change the value to 0 the info isn't displayed.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.