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[How To] Remove Watermark (Build Number Info) In Windows 8.1

Published July 10, 2013 In Customization, How To, Windows 8.

12 Comments

  1. Hi Kapil,

    I tried your posted WCP watermark editor previously and it worked fine on Windows 8.1 :D

  2. Thanks for sharing. Keep the gud work up!

  3. Worked like a charm :)

  4. is there any registry modification for these?

  5. Kapil Arya

    ^^ Registry modification are complicated to follow for this case :(

  6. Thanks a ton. it worked on my windows 8 pro

  7. yaaas worked and i tested it but there is a Big Problem sooo big it is ur aps windows store never work and u may need install window 8.1 again:( to make store bk again

  8. Kapil Arya

    ^^ FYI, removing watermark doesn’t make any effects on working of Windows Store.

  9. i can’t copy any files into my Windows folder due to no permission but i’m the administrator/owner of this pc..any advice?

  10. Kapil Arya

    ^^ If you’re the administrator, then you must get the permissions dialog. Anyways, try taking the ownership of System32 folder using following way:

    http://www.kapilarya.com/aio-take-restore-ownership-from-trustedinstaller-for-a-file-folder-drive-registry-key-in-windows-8

    Copy the files, restore ownership. Do create a System Restore point first!

  11. Great Post I already reckon that it would work but I have run into a bit of hassle i.e i cant seem to take ownership of shell32.dll.mui. I have applied all the three methods above with the results as follow :
    1.Ran the first command to take ownership of shell32.dll.mui but it said that the “ERROR : file or directory is not found.”
    2.The easy way out of it all the registry downloaded by the link provided but the cmd didt appeared for that long for shell32 as it appeared for basebrd.dll.mui.
    3.Reached the registry editor desktopBackground/shell but could not find the lock folder for permissions, infact expect for “display and personlize folders” there is nothing else under the shell tab.(i.e what i have deduced because of these folders missing under the shell folder this is causing the problem in taking ownership) and one more thing the method 2 has worked for the basebrd.dll.mui and the desktop is showing “Evaulation copy.Build 9600″
    So a sfc /scannow will fix it ?

  12. Kapil Arya

    ^^ Yup, System File Checker will fix that.

    If you’re having trouble in taking ownership; you can use the software mentioned here and remove watermark using it:

    http://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-remove-or-modify-the-watermark-build-number-info-in-windows-8-consumer-preview

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