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Solved Windows 8.1 Pro Evaluation Copy. Build 9600 Watermark


rcoop

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#1
My Windows is activated and the watermark was removed but soon after a restart the watermark was back. Is there a way to remove it?

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

fafhrd

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

rcoop

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You are not the first with this problem:
http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/33504-windows-8-1-pro-build-9600-watermark.html

However, I am not sure the problem has been solved yet.

Why is your Windows 8 Start logo reversed (compared with :winkey:)?
I actually have found a solution my self right after I got home from work. I used "My WCP Water Mark Editor/Remover" and the watermark is gone now.

To answer your question the reason why my Start button is "reversed" is because I am using IOBit Start Menu 8
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

fafhrd

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Thanks for the follow up info.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

jimbo45

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#5
You are not the first with this problem:
http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/33504-windows-8-1-pro-build-9600-watermark.html

However, I am not sure the problem has been solved yet.

Why is your Windows 8 Start logo reversed (compared with :winkey:)?
Hi there
If you install the RELEASED copy - not the PREVIEW then the watermark will go when you NEXT boot the system AFTER you've activated it.

The preview is due to expire in January anyway so why bother to keep using it.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

rcoop

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#6
You are not the first with this problem:
http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/33504-windows-8-1-pro-build-9600-watermark.html

However, I am not sure the problem has been solved yet.

Why is your Windows 8 Start logo reversed (compared with :winkey:)?
Hi there
If you install the RELEASED copy - not the PREVIEW then the watermark will go when you NEXT boot the system AFTER you've activated it.

The preview is due to expire in January anyway so why bother to keep using it.

Cheers
jimbo
This is a retail copy and I have activated it. Like I said, it was gone once I activated it and the watermark was removed after a reboot but it came back again after a second reboot. Windows still says it's activated in Computer Properties as well so I don't know why the watermark wasn't being removed without third party programs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

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