Windows 10: Would like to put winver on desktop Solved

  1.    31 May 2018 #1

    Would like to put winver on desktop


    I just installed 1803 and found I lost winver from my desktop.
    I had found a way to do this sometime last year but I somehow lost the link.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks for any help!
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  2.    31 May 2018 #2

    Open Run and type in winver
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       31 May 2018 #3

    Hello CR,

    You can right click on your desktop, click on "New", click on "Shortcut", enter winver for the location, type any name you want, and click on Finish.
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  4.    01 Jun 2018 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello CR, You can right click on your desktop, click on "New", click on "Shortcut", enter winver for the location, type any name you want, and click on Finish.
    Thanks Brink
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       01 Jun 2018 #5

    Other options- go to system32

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  6.    01 Jun 2018 #6

    Press the Win Key+S in the Search box type winver. Right click the Winver results and choose Send To.. Desktop (Make Shortcut)
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  7.    01 Jun 2018 #7

    Wow!! So easy and that's why I forgot how to do it. I was overthinking the problem.

    Thanks all who replied.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       01 Jun 2018 #8

    Glad we could help CR.
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  9. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       01 Jun 2018 #9

    Just a note, there was a Registry change one could do to show it and it still works on the IP/Insider Preview version but gets disabled in the RTM version. I have several computers and for demo purposes would like to have it back on RTM but making the Registry changed is ineffective.
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  10. tcebob's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 1803/17134.285
       04 Jun 2018 #10

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    Here's a shot of a shortcut on my desktop. The label is the current version and the shortcut opens winver.exe. I changed the icon to a transparent one.
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