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Remove "Build 9600" only writing watermark

  1. #1


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8 x64 Home Edition & Windows 7 x64 Professional

    Remove "Build 9600" only writing watermark


    Hello,
    I HAD at the bottom right hand corner (first line) Windows 8.1 Pro (second line) Build 9600.
    I have followed the instructions on:

    link 1: How to Remove Watermark (Build Number Info) from Desktop in Windows 8? - AskVG

    And that did not do anything.

    So I then followed these instructions:

    link 2: (Solved) HowTo: Remove the RTM/CP Watermark

    (In the past, on the preview version of 8.1, the second link worked like a charm.)
    Now following link 2 instructions only removes Windows 8.1 Pro, BUT not the Build 9600.

    Does it have anything to do with the fact that I maybe messed it up by doing link 1 instructions, then following link 2 instructions? If so, how would I undo what I did with link 1 without doing a Windows Refresh install.

    Does anyone else have problems with link 2 technique like I do?
    If not, would someone please be able to zip %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes and and attach it here to test and see if I messed it up by executing both links instructions.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Yuri,

    Is your Windows 8.1 currently showing as being activated?

    Activate Windows 8 Online

    Activate Windows 8 by Phone
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  3. #3


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8 x64 Home Edition & Windows 7 x64 Professional


    Oh oops. Forgot to activate it.
    LOL went through all those instructions but never thought of activating it..
    Thank you sir.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm just glad that's all it was.
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