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Remove Windows version number from desktop?

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    Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

    Remove Windows version number from desktop?


    I have a little Windows version number indicator on my desktop and I want to remove it. I know there are various methods to do this and I have tried a couple, but they have not worked. I'm on Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, it appeared after I was fiddling with other system settings and installing programs.

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    Works for Windows 8 from DP to RTM. I haven't tested in Blue.

    My WCP Watermark Editor 1.0.1: Download starting... - Softpedia

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    Windows 8 Professional 64-bit


    Hmmm, I had tried that program before. I removed all watermarks, restart and changed my wallpaper, the text still remains. I think my problem is a little different from the popular problem that everyone else has. Here's a screenshot of what I have:

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    Last edited by Brink; 19 Apr 2013 at 11:54. Reason: embedded image
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Alfie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Using the tutorial below will get rid of the "Test Mode" watermark for you.

    “Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7601" Watermark - Remove from Desktop - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Professional 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Alfie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Using the tutorial below will get rid of the "Test Mode" watermark for you.

    “Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7601" Watermark - Remove from Desktop - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    I require test mode to be on to use some of my programs. Using that tutorial did fix my problem, but I need another work around. The tutorial did not remove the version and OS number.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Works for Windows 8 from DP to RTM. I haven't tested in Blue.

    My WCP Watermark Editor 1.0.1: Download starting... - Softpedia

    Does not work on Blue 9369 64bit
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    W8 Pro 9200
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Professional 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by amoled View Post
    Thanks for the link, but the methods mentioned don't work when you have test mode on
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Remove Windows version number from desktop?
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