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    watermark removal


    How can I get rid of this annoying preview release watermark?

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    You purchase the retail version when it gone be available.
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    Have a look at this "area 66"....I've used this one but it can cause some of the metro apps to not work properly or not at all. Just wondering if anybody else ran across a different app.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Have a look at this "area 66"...
    I don't need to look at a watermark removal; for me all my PCs still run with a retail version of Windows, I never use a Preview, RC or Beta in one of my main PC, I use them only in VM or few years back in a test PCs only, so the watermark or expiration have never bee4n a problem. A beta or Release candidate is not supposed to be use in a consumer PC, they are for test or evaluation purpose only.
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    Folks, I don't understand this. I clicked on the link, and it claims that this software can remove the build number of your OS. Is this supposed to be a way to keep your beta version of 8 from expiring? (Which is illegal).
    I do not see any watermark on my Consumer Preview 8. What is it?
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    The watermark is the words over the notification area...see picture w/red arrow. It has nothing to do with it expiring...just a tool to remove those annoying words is all.





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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Have a look at this "area 66"...
    I don't need to look at a watermark removal; for me all my PCs still run with a retail version of Windows, I never use a Preview, RC or Beta in one of my main PC, I use them only in VM or few years back in a test PCs only, so the watermark or expiration have never bee4n a problem. A beta or Release candidate is not supposed to be use in a consumer PC, they are for test or evaluation purpose only.
    I couldn't agree more...but there are those of us out there that would like to remove this watermark is all....and with this particular app...it can play naughty with some of the metro tiles.
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I used it earlier today, it worked, haven't noticed any problems with live tiles. Not yet anyway.
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    Forget it. I need the watermark so I can remember whether I'm using 7 or 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Forget it. I need the watermark so I can remember whether I'm using 7 or 8.
    That's just good TV right there...too funny.
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