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 PostPost subject: How? Build Numbers in bottom right...        Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:21 pm 
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Is it possible to enable the system info such as build name/no in the bottom right of the desktop in XP ?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:30 pm 
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Use TweakUI powertoy from microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:36 pm 
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TuneUp Utilities also enables it.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:45 pm 
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regedit.exe: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop -> change the value of "PaintDesktopVersion" from 0 to 1

or change this as a .reg file and doubleclick the file:
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"PaintDesktopVersion"=dword:00000001



This works with all NT Versions from 4.00

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:20 pm 
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Alexsis wrote:
^ I believe that also works with Windows 9x and ME.


Yep, but in windows 9x it's not a DWORD-value, it's a REG_SZ-value..

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:43 pm 
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Wow thanks for all the responses, I think i'll have a look at Tweak UI since I alread yhave it

edit - TweakUI doesnt do it.

edit2 - i looked in the wrong place 8-)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:32 pm 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:22 pm 
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Alexsis wrote:
For future reference, go to startmenu, go to run, type in regedit.
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Then replace the "0" with a "1".

Either restart your computer or use the Task Manager to manually crash Explorer.exe, then use Taskmanager to restart Explorer.exe

The Screenshot is on Windows 2000, but it is exactly the same with XP.


I always feel i'll mess up something in the registry, i need to get over my fears rofl (H)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:28 am 
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^^ hey man i agree as well...i always get a nervous flutter when i have to go into my registry...i creep with caution though! :P

nice lil hack too by the way!!

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:32 am 
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How to disable the version number in Beta/Alpha builds?
Longhorn 4074 shows the number although the value is set to zero by default. :S


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Removing the timebomb will usually remove the build tag.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:58 am 
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hounsell wrote:
Removing the timebomb will usually remove the build tag.

I've removed the timebomb from whistler builds and still had the build tag show itself
on the bottom right hand corner.
I'm guessing that the product key used during installation may have something to do with the tag
showing as well.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:37 am 
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Most of the builds tags are inside explorer.exe (i have heared it somewhere if you remove them it can kill that windows).

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:32 am 
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I don't think so:

http://www.betaarchive.co.uk/forum/view ... 9538#49538

In fact my build shown in Windows Information is different from explorer.exe.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:47 pm 
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im on a 64 bit xp and did the registry edit and nothing happened, was i supposed to restart?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:10 pm 
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You should always restart windows after applying registry tweaks to get the full effects of them.


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