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Windows 8 Watermark (Without the build number)

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Bootcamp Windows 8 / Mac Os 10.8.3

    Windows 8 Watermark (Without the build number)


    Hello everyone, I am running Windows 8 on my Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch laptop via Bootcamp, I bought Windows 8 normal version from their website, and downloaded it to my computer, then installed it, activated it after installation, customized and set my computer as i feel comfortable, and suddenly, after a period of a week of usage, a watermark has appeared on the right bottom corner wriitten ''Windows 8'' and nothing more. I searched on internet and the solution was about activating, but my windows is activated as you can see on the picture, then there were some tools which were doing such things with a software but mine is a legit version so i didnt want to use such tool, by any chance do you know what may be causing this? thank you very much in advance,

    Garo
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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If you install Yamicsoft's Windows 8 Manager you can shut that off. You can install it as a Trial, set the option to disable the watermark, then uninstall it. It's in the "Customize" menu under "Desktop".

    I'm sure there is another way to disable that, but I use that software, and there are other things in there that help my system run better.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Bootcamp Windows 8 / Mac Os 10.8.3


    Thank you very much for the advice I'm gonna give it a try immediatly, but do you have any idea why i have the watermark ?
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Bootcamp, I bought Windows 8 normal version from their website, and downloaded it to my computer,
    Was this a Upgrade version?
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  5. #5


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Download this "My_WCP_Watermark_Editor" and run (very simple). . .good luck. (not sure what is causing your problem, but would guess you have a bad serial key.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Bootcamp Windows 8 / Mac Os 10.8.3


    Apparently it was the Upgrade version, which I understood after buying it and installed it, even tho it wasnt mentioned in their website when i bought it, there was also the student version for upgrade with a discount price so i made sure to buy the other one to avoid buying the Upgrade version , but apparently i ended up with it...
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Bootcamp Windows 8 / Mac Os 10.8.3


    None of the solutions helped me, isnt there a way to upgrade my version to a non-upgrade windows by paying a difference..etc? Guess i will have to get used to use it with the watermark.. :S
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  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    The Watermark has always been there, in every version of Windows 7 and 8 I have ever installed. I actually like to leave it there.

    Just use Windows Manager and set it up like so:

    Click image for larger version

    The Watermark will vanish, guaranteed.
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  9. #9


    "The Watermark has always been there, in every version of Windows 7 and 8"

    That's odd. I don't recall seeing it on Windows 8, which I do not have currently installed. Certainly not on Windows 8.1 rtm, which I am looking at now.??
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  10. #10


    I've never seen it in any RTM edition. Only in prereleases.
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