How to Display Windows 11 Build Number on Desktop?


Microsoft releases new minor and major updates to Windows 11 to add new features and fix reported issues. In Windows 11, like other programs, the build number changes whenever Microsoft releases a significant update to the operating system. For example, when Windows 11 was released back in Nov 2021. Till now, several builds will arrive at users for testing purposes. By making changes in Windows 11 Registry, you can display the build number of your OS on the desktop., You can display the build number of your OS on the desktop by making changes in the Windows 11 Registry.

If you have installed Windows 11 on your PC and want to display the version number to Windows 11 Desktop, this risewindows article will teach you how to do so.

How do I show Windows 11 build number on the Desktop?

On the bottom right corner of Windows Desktop, it is also possible to show the build number. It is not a new concept. Similarly, you can display the build number on the bottom right screen for Windows 10/8/7. Since to achieve the task, you need to modify the Windows Registry, we recommended taking the Registry file’s full backup and creating a system restore point. If something goes wrong, you can revert your PC to its previous working state.

Step 1. First, click on the Search icon on the taskbar and type regedit in the search box. From the available results, click on the Registry Editor to open it.

Alternatively, press Windows + R keys simultaneously from the keyboard to launch the Run command box. In the Run box, type regedit and press Enter from the keyboard to open the Registry Editor window.


Step 2. Now, in the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following registry key from the left side pane:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Step 3. Then, on the right side of the Desktop key, look for the entry PaintDesktopVersion and double-click on it to edit. Replace the Value data from 0 to 1 to show the build version on the Windows 11 Desktop.

Step 4. After that, click OK.

Step 5. Generally, the changes are immediate, but a reboot is sufficient if the build number does not display on your Windows 11 Desktop.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be understandable and helps you with your queries.

Good luck & keep learning, guys.

Also, read 5 Ways to Check PC’s Full Specifications on Windows 10.

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