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How do I get rid of watermark

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    Win 8.1 Preview

    How do I get rid of watermark


    I'm running Win 8.1 Pro and I have this annoying watermark in the lower right corner that says "Windows 8.1 Pro". I tried the "My_WCP watermark editor", but that didn't work. Anyone have another solutions? Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jacatone,

    What's the full message on the watermark?

    If it's for Secure Boot, then see:
    If it just has the build number, then it means that you need to activate Windows 8.1 with your retail Windows 8.1 product key.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    Win 8.1 Preview


    It's already activated. Got any other ideas?
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  4. #4


    Butler, PA
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    If the watermark also says SecureBoot isn't configured correctly build 9600, you will need to enable secure boot in your bios using the tutorial from Brink. If you don't wanna mess with your bios or am unable to enable secure boot click on this link below. Update removes the "Windows 8.1 SecureBoot isn't configured correctly" watermark in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

    (see also)
    Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI
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  5. #5


    Posts : 26
    Win 8.1 Preview


    Finally seemed to have gotten rid of it with some regedit hack I found on Google. Keep my fingers crossed.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Jacatone,

    What was the full text of the watermark so that we may know which one it is?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 26
    Win 8.1 Preview


    "Windows 8.1 Pro".
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Nothing under that?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 26
    Win 8.1 Preview


    Nope. I can see why Microsoft is calling itself a "hardware and services" company now.
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