How to Remove Windows 8 Build 9200 Watermark and Activation Notification

Windows 8 RTM is out and those using it must have noticed that Windows 8 Final build 9200 (Core, Pro, Enterprise) contains a watermark. The watermark appears on non-activated Windows 8 on the lower right corner of the classic desktop. Windows 8 even shows an activation notification frequently if your Windows activation is pending. This can become intrusive for users running a 90-day evaluation copy or those using Rearm trick to use Windows 8 without activating. Luckily, a super easy and GUI based ‘Watermark and Activation Notification Remover for Windows 8 RTM’ is now available!

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The tool named ‘-Removed-’ offers the ability to remove the desktop watermark and activation notification from all versions of Windows 8. Supported system: Windows 8 RTM (Pro, Pro WMC, Core, Enterprise), both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) version.

To use it, simply download the file and extract it using an archive program like WinRAR. Right-click the ———- file and Run it as Administrator. Click on the Install button and let the installation complete.

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When installed, hit the ‘Restart Windows Now’ option to reboot Windows.

After rebooting, watermark and activation pop-ups should disappear. Enjoy! 🙂

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Note: Those having older version 2.0 installed can update to latest version directly without uninstalling first.

Update: This tool even removes the ‘Activate Windows – Go to PC settings to activate Windows’ watermark that for us appeared after resetting Windows 8 Pro.

New v2.6 supports Windows 8 with language packs installed.

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P.S. This tool is NOT something meant to crack or activate Windows 8 illegally.

Source: XDA-Developers

Mayur

Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

18 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    The tool does the above. The question comes when you don’t see what files/ registry entries are in over 20 MB. Could this application contain the code for a key logger or something else?! Who knows…

    • Mayur says:

      I was also skeptic about that until I saw this reply from the developer “The program is 1 mb + 2 prepatched windows dlls both version for x86 and x64 systems so the tool will detect your windows version correctly and will install / uninstall the necessary files and you are welcomed to inspect it in virtual environment what it does exactly.” So, I guess no issue. 🙂

  2. Anoumus says:

    This Really Works and there is no virus thnx!!!!

  3. Mayur says:

    Update: Those using v3.3 of the tool must have noticed that after installing the KB2768703 and KB2756872 Windows 8 update, the watermark comes back. Don’t worry, simply re-install the Watermark remover program and the watermark will disappear after reboot. 🙂

  4. Draco says:

    Broken link…

  5. XCANE says:

    link doesn’t exist..please post a valid link
    thanks

  6. kissmyass says:

    Works, but ends up causing my computer to have a nervous breakdown!
    would not load up into windows so had to do a recovery with the win 8 disk.
    All works well and for over a week no water mark….until now…..
    Water mark is back (build 9200), but i have not seen the key activation water mark which was my main concern.

  7. hsay says:

    broken link

  8. Mujahid says:

    Need to get updates about this kind of issues

  9. Derek says:

    Broken link. Needed this. Mayur, mind sending it to me please via email. Thanks!

  10. Joey says:

    F*cking microsoft always keep on deleting things oud of the cloud.

  11. hafiz says:

    Mayur,

    Can you send the file to my email add ? Thanks for your help

  12. ERIC says:

    Mayur,

    Can you send the file to my email add ? Thanks for your help

  13. Ashish says:

    Please re upload !!
    CAn u please send link to my mail ??

  14. Justin says:

    Worked

  15. DesLiu says:

    I have the same issue, I need the link can you please send it to my email. Thanks 🙂

  16. ALOIYD says:

    Y U NO REUPLOAD IT?

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