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Windows 8.1 Build XXXX stuck on desktop

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Build XXXX stuck on desktop


    Although its small and trivial, it bothers me a lot and it ruins the mood any wall paper puts out for me. How do i remove it?
    http://i.imgur.com/d6d2kXA.png?1
    (its at the bottom right)

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  2. #2


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    That happens when your OS is not activated. You can confirm this by pressing Windows key+S and typing "PC Info". Select it. At the bottom of the information it will tell you something like "Windows is not Activated" or "Windows is Activated"

    if it's not activated Microsoft wants you to provide the key to activate your OS.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    Thanks!
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  4. #4


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    You're welcome
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    if activation doesn't help giver this a try
    “Test Mode Windows 8.1 Build 9600" Watermark - Remove
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