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How to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently

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Microsoft Windows is one of the leading and most operating systems on desktop computers. The latest release i.e. Windows 10 comes with some advanced features and some features which were not in the previous updates. If used in a normal way this the best OS but if used without a valid license then its interface becomes hectic. This is due to the “Activate Windows” watermark.

This is the issue that most of the Windows 10 users will be looking for its solution. If you are also using Windows without a valid key then this article is helpful for you. Here in this article, we will talk about different methods to hide or remove Activate Windows watermark.

So how can you get rid of the “Activate Windows Go to PC settings to Activate Windows”. In this article, we will talk about it in detail. We will use multiple methods for permanent removal.  At the end of this article, you will be all the way clear about the concept of removal of the Windows 10 activation watermark from the right bottom.

First of all, let’s talk about this message.

Why this Message Appears on the Windows 10 Screen?

The reason for this warning message is clear. You see this message all the time if your Windows 10 is not activated. Also, if you are using a cracked version, then there are chances that the warning watermark will appear on Windows 10. The activate Windows watermark is the only because you have an unregistered version of Windows.

Windows 10 activate watermark also causes some compatibility issues with other Windows to own software such as Windows Defender. It means your system security will be at risk and you will have to miss certain security features and many other features. Security updates will not be installed and also many other things are directly associated with this.

How to Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently?

The best answer to this question is to activate your windows. For this, you will need a valid and registered key. You can purchase this key from the official Windows 10 store.

In case you are not ready for this then there come other solutions. You have to play with your system to get rid of the Activate Windows watermark.  Below, we will talk about these solutions which will help you to activate Windows 10 and remove the watermark from your Windows 10 desktop.

Here in this guide, below we will talk about different methods for removing Activate Windows 10 Watermark. Have a look at our selected methods. There are many ways to remove activate windows 10 watermark permanently.

Remove Activate Windows Watermark Through Regedit

To get rid of this message through Regedit, you have to follow the following steps.

  • Click on Start Icon from left bottom
  • Write Run
  • Now write “Regedit” without quotes and enter
  • Search for HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Then go to Control Panel and click on Desktop
  • Now go down to Pain and double click on it and Select Hexadecimal
  • Change the value from “Value Data to 0”
  • Click Okay to close the editor
  • Restart Windows
  • After restarting, you will never see the Activate Windows Watermark anymore

This is the quickest method for this problem. It works for most of the users but if you are still facing the message then we have other methods as well. Read on the article for some easier methods.

Another method which can also be used for the same purpose is known as “Ease of Access”. So what is this and how can it help you to hide Activate windows watermark? Let’s have a look.

Ease of Access for Removing Activate Windows Watermark

With the help of Ease of Access in Windows 10, you can hide and remove the Watermark by removing the background image. Removing the Windows background image will help you in hiding the watermark permanently.

This can be done by using the following steps.

  • Go to Control Panel by clicking on the start menu
  • Now click on Ease of Access Centre
  • Now click on “Make the Computer Easier to See”
  • Select the tick “Remove background images (where available)” (It can be found at the bottom of the page) 
  • Click OK and restart the computer
  • All done! Now the Watermark will not be there anymore

Again, if this method is not working then there are a few more which you can try from this guide to hide Activate Windows in Windows 10. Give it a read.

In the above two guides, we discussed the use of Window’s tools/apps for hiding the Watermark of Windows activation. Now, we will try to do the same job with the help of a third-party app called “Universal Watermark Disabler”. With the help of this tool, you can hide the watermark and enjoy the use of Windows in a smooth way. Have a look.

How to Remove Activate Windows Watermark with Watermark Disabler Tools

You can use this tool to disable watermark in Windows 10. You just need to follow these steps.

  • Download Universal Watermark Disabler from (
  • Unzip the zip file
  • Close all the open apps like browser etc.
  • Open uwd.exe by double click
  • Now click on install
  • After the installation, your computer will go to restart mode
  • Once back, you will see no watermark on your screen
  • Congrats!

This was the third method discussed in this article for the removal of the Activate Windows watermark in Windows 10. If you have applied all these methods and still facing the same issue then here is another method. It is our last method we are going to describe. Have a look and let us know about your thoughts.

The method we are going to use is applying Powershell settings. With the help of Microsoft Powershell, you can’t remove the watermark permanently but you can do it for a particular period (10 to 90 days max). How to do this? Simply, follow the below instructions.

Disable Activate Windows Watermark Via Powershell

  1. From start search for Powershell 
  2. Right-click on it
  3. Run as administrator
  4. Click Yes on the prompt if appears
  5. Now type slmgr/renew
  6. Now click on “Enter”
  7. All done!
  8. Restart computer
  9. Congrats! Your computer is free from “Activate Windows” Watermark.

Our Verdict on Activate Windows Watermark Removal Techniques

These were the methods that you can use for hiding the watermark from your laptop, PC, or any other machine on which you are using Windows 10. This might be the guide for removing activate Windows watermark for some time or permanently (based on the solution you opted for).

Hopefully, you have found the solution from this article. Your suggestions are always appreciated. If you think something needed more in this blog please feel free to share with us. We will be glad to improve our guides for our readers. Thanks for the read! Have a nice day.

Masri serves as the Chief Content Editor at BestKodiTips. With three years of experience, she excels in creating technical content, focusing on how-to guides, Android and Kodi tutorials, app reviews, and addressing common technological challenges. She ensures to stay abreast of the latest tech updates. Outside of work, Masir finds pleasure in reading books, watching documentaries, and engaging in table tennis.

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