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      • #2124959 Reply
        JimT777
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        I made the registry tweak some time ago to display the Windows 10 version on my desktop.  A few days ago I updated to Windows 10 version 1909, expecting the version displayed on my desktop to reflect the update upon next startup.  However, several starts later it is still showing version 1903.  I ran winver.exe to check that that update was successful, and that showed I am running version 1909.  Does the winver app pull the version information from a different location than the registry tweak?  If not, I cannot understand why the desktop screen still shows version 1903.  I have included a screenshot showing both the winver info and the desktop display info.  WinVer

        Ideas, anyone?

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      • #2124987 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Which registry tweak?

        cheers, Paul

      • #2125016 Reply
        JimT777
        AskWoody Plus

        Which registry tweak?

        cheers, Paul

        The one featured in this article from TechRepublic:  https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-permanently-display-the-windows-10-version-on-the-desktop/

      • #2125038 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Win10 versions 1903 and 1909 have the same core, the same CUs , the same Servicing Stacks, etc. If you look at the KB numbers, they are the same. But the difference can be seen in the Build numbers. V1903 will be (for example) 18362.592 and v1909 will be 18363.592. The differenc between the two, beside the “2” in v1903 and the “3” in v1909 Build numbers, will be that the “Features” will be turned on in v1909 an NOT turned on in v1903.

      • #2125107 Reply
        JimT777
        AskWoody Plus

        Win10 versions 1903 and 1909 have the same core, the same CUs , the same Servicing Stacks, etc. If you look at the KB numbers, they are the same. But the difference can be seen in the Build numbers. V1903 will be (for example) 18362.592 and v1909 will be 18363.592. The differenc between the two, beside the “2” in v1903 and the “3” in v1909 Build numbers, will be that the “Features” will be turned on in v1909 an NOT turned on in v1903.

        If you look at the screenshot I attached, it shows the Build number for v1903 to be 18362.19h1 rather than 18362.592, and the Build number for v1909 is 18363.592.  A marked difference for the two versions in the number following the dot.

        • #2125108 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          Sorry, I may be blind, but I don’t see that screenshot for v1903, only the one for v1909.

          • #2125195 Reply
            wavy
            AskWoody Plus

            Lower right of his image Paul.

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      • #2125212 Reply
        mledman
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        JimT777

        I made the registry tweak some time ago to display the Windows 10 version on my desktop. …  I have included a screenshot showing both the winver info and the desktop display info.

        Winver 1909 build 18363.592   I made the registry tweak just now.  The desktop results match yours.

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        • This reply was modified 2 months ago by mledman.
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      • #2125317 Reply
        JimT777
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        JimT777

        I made the registry tweak some time ago to display the Windows 10 version on my desktop. …  I have included a screenshot showing both the winver info and the desktop display info.

        Winver 1909 build 18363.592   I made the registry tweak just now.  The desktop results match yours.

        • This reply was modified 2 months ago by mledman.

        Thanks for confirming the issue is not unique to my system.  It’s a puzzle to me…the desktop display apparently pulls the info from somewhere other than the location winver gets it from.

      • #2139027 Reply
        JimT777
        AskWoody Plus

        I found the answer I was looking for.  The desktop display information is found at this registry location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

        I edited the version number to reflect the winver information, and now all is well.

        To the moderator – Could you please remove the anonymous posting just above this one which is awaiting moderation?  I posted it before realizing I wasn’t logged in.  Thanks!

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by JimT777.
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        • #2169899 Reply
          anonymous
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          Hey Jim did you edit the BuildLab String at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion ?

          Thanks,

          cdawgg

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