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Any way to make this go away?

  1. #1


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    XP64, W7x64, W8x64, 2k8r2, Lucid(server) + a few others

    Any way to make this go away?


    I think I've gotten everything to where I want it (looks & feels exactly like W7) but is there any way I can get this message (the "Microsoft Confidential") to go away (other than using a white desktop background)?

    Thx!



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    North Wales
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    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Not as far as I know - it's going to be there throughout the Beta as well, I suspect
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  3. #3


    It will be displayed only when you're in "desktop mode".

    Try this: How to Remove Windows 8 Desktop Watermark, Hash and Microsoft Confidential Text My Digital Life

    Works for builds 7927 and 7955......
    I dont know if it works for WDP
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    North Wales
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    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Try this:
    Works for builds 7927 and 7955......
    I dont know if it works for WDP
    Just don't be surprised if the system throws a WGA wobbly when you do that - from what I can make out (if WGA is active at this point in the build) it's almost certain to do so.
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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    I believe that is there as a reminder that this isn't a RETAIL OPERATING SYSTEM.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Just their little way of telling you not to get too comfortable
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    There was a removal tool for the watermarks on the various Win 7 beta/preview builds... there will probably be one floating around soon for the Win 8 watermark. Definitely nice to have it off the screen so you aren't distracted from your previewings and evaluatings.
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    isnt there a simple way to remove the watermark from cp
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