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Turbo20VT

New Member
Hello,

How can I remove the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Watermark on my laptop?

On the right bottom side this is what Windows 8.1 says.

"Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation
Windows License Valid for 90 days
Build 9600"

Many thanks, I run Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bits.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise - 64 Bits (Build 9600)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3-571G

caperjack

Just the Janitor
VIP Member
Guru
I guess you have to buy retail win8.1,instead of using an evaluation copy
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14

caperjack

Just the Janitor
VIP Member
Guru
I think one is for evaluation[Free for 90 days] only, the other is not for evaluation ,it for you to use as long as you own the computer .
also Win8 enterprise is only sold in Volume Licence,that the way businesses by windows, you would or I would likely just purchase win8.1 or win8.1 pro
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14

Turbo20VT

New Member
You're right my friend, I need to activate it.
But I removed the Watermark with Resource Hacker.

I'm amazing!

Thanks man!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise - 64 Bits (Build 9600)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3-571G

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
The short answer is. One is Legal to continue to use and the other is NOT!
It's possible to remove the watermark, but that in no way Legalizes the OS and it will still go dead at the end of the Evaluation Period.

Why did you think otherwise?

:cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer X-1200
    CPU
    AMD 2 Core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    Crucial, 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 9200
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 500GB
    PSU
    Acer
    Case
    SFF Slimline
    Keyboard
    emachines 101 key
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

Turbo20VT

New Member
It's expires about 90 days, than I can simple re-activate it again for 90 days, and then Install Windows 8.2
So no problem.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise - 64 Bits (Build 9600)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3-571G

caperjack

Just the Janitor
VIP Member
Guru
It's expires about 90 days, than I can simple re-activate it again for 90 days, and then Install Windows 8.2
So no problem.
I think that's wishful thinking ,good luck
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14

antspants

I'm on a Horse ...
Pro User
It's expires about 90 days, than I can simple re-activate it again for 90 days, and then Install Windows 8.2
So no problem.

Microsoft isn't that stupid. It has your mac address amongst other things. The only way for you to achieve doing this would be to find a reverse engineered work around, which would mean breaking TOS, the law and constitute Piracy.

Heres a thought, buy a license.

But I removed the Watermark with Resource Hacker.

I'm amazing!

Yeah you're a legend ...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
    Browser
    All of them
    Antivirus
    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

caperjack

Just the Janitor
VIP Member
Guru
oh and I almost forgot ,win8 enterprise doesn't upgrade through the app store .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14
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