57. How Do I Remove The Windows XP Build Number
From My Desktop
The Windows XP Build number can usually appear
in the bottom right hand corner of your screen and
usually takes the form of 'Windows XP Build 2600' or
something similar. In most cases, assuming you have
a legal copy of XP, you will never ever see it. You
may see it if you have a beta or evaluation copy of
the software. But it has been known to mysteriously
appear even on retail versions of the software. To
remove it you need to edit the registry as follows:
The Registry is an important part of your
software/pc, incorrect editing can cause problems on
your machine. Therefore, it is wise to backup your
registry before attempting any alterations. (see
62. How do I backup the Registry in Windows XP ).
- Click the Start button.
- From the Start Menu click Run.
- In the Run dialog box type: regedit.
- The registry editor will now open.
- Now navigate to the following registry key:
- In the Right Hand Pane of the
registry window scroll down the list until you come
- Double click on the PaintDesktopVersion option.
- The Edit DWORD Value dialog
- In the Value Data box type 0
(zero) and click OK.
- Finally close the registry
- The next time you boot up your pc the build
number should have disappeared.