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How to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently in 2020

How to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently

In this article, I will show you how to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently.  We will remove the text “Activate Windows 10 – Go to settings to activate windows” that shows in the bottom right corner of a nonactivated windows 10 machine, as shown below:

How to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently

This message is displayed on your desktop to remind you to activate your windows 10.

Why do I have an activate Windows watermark?

You have a activate windows watermark on your system because your Windows 10 operating system has not been activated.  You need to activate windows 10 to enable certain features such as:

  1. Windows Defender / Security Features / Many other features
  2. Enable Microsoft Office to be installed
  3. Install security updates
  4. Many more reasons

The easiest and quickest way to remove the text is to activate windows. To activate windows 10 you will need a valid product key that you can purchase from Amazon.

If you are not ready to activate windows and would like to remove the activation text I will show you how to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently below.

How to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently

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In this article, I will show you how to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently.  We will remove the text “Activate Windows 10 – Go to settings to activate windows” that shows in the bottom right corner of a nonactivated windows 10 machine, as shown below:

How to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently

This message is displayed on your desktop to remind you to activate your windows 10.

Why do I have an activate Windows watermark?

You have a activate windows watermark on your system because your Windows 10 operating system has not been activated.  You need to activate windows 10 to enable certain features such as

  1. Windows Defender / Security Features / Many other features
  2. Enable Microsoft Office to be installed
  3. Install security updates
  4. Many more reasons

The easiest and quickest way to remove the text is to activate windows. To activate windows 10 you will need a valid product key which you can purchase from Amazon

If you are not ready to activate windows and would like to remove the activation text I will show you how to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently below.

How to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently

There are many ways to remove activate windows 10 watermark permanently,  I will show you all the ways below.

Remove via Regedit

To remove the watermark via regedit do the following

  • Click Start and type in regedit and hit enter
  • If you are prompted by UAC click Yes
  • Now browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop
  • Now scroll down to PaintDesktopVersion and double click on it. Make sure Hexadecimal is selected and change the Value Data to 0 Click OK and close down the registry editor
  • Restart windows 10
  • When you log back on to the desktop the watermark should now be removed.

If this method did not work we have many other ways to remove this watermark from your machine.

Ease of Access

Using the windows 10 ease of access we can remove the windows background image which will then make the water mark disappear.  To do this follow these steps.

  • Click start menu and search for Control Panel then click on the app
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  • Click on Ease of Access Centre
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