How To Remove “Activate Windows 10” Watermark

How To Remove “Activate Windows 10” Watermark

Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark

Are you disturbed with the annoying watermark on the lower right side of your screen which says “Activate Windows“?

This is a watermark which appears when you don’t have your Windows 10 computer activated.

And if you want to fix this issue of your Windows 10 computer showing this disturbing watermark, then you have come to the right place.

Because in this guide, I’m going to show you exactly that.

Method 1: Remove your Activate Windows watermark by using the Registry

This is an easy hack which you can implement to remove the “Activate Windows” watermark.

To do so, just go through the above steps…

#1 Firstly, you press your “Windows key and R” on your keyboard simultaneously.

#2 After that, your Run command will open up. All you do now is type in “regedit” on the box available.


#3 And then you will open up your registry editor.

#4 Now all you do is open up the below folders…

#5 Firstly go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” to “SOFTWARE” and then to “Microsoft” then to “Windows NT” and then open up this folder called “CurrentVersion” and then “SoftwareProtectionPlatform” and then “Activation“.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\Activation

#6 After going to the “Activation” folder in the registry, there you will see this file which says “Manual“.

#7 All you do now is right click on the file and click on “Modify“.


#8 And then simply change the value data from zero to one. And then save it.

Change value data

#9 After that, you restart your computer and hopefully, you will no longer see that watermark.

Method 2: Use the batch file method

This is the second method which you can use to remove the “Activate Windows” watermark. To implement this you have to use the “batch file” method.

To execute this, just follow the above steps…

#1 Firstly you open up a new notepad file.

Notepad file

#2 And then paste the below code…

@echo off

taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe

start explorer.exe


Paste Code

#3 After that, you click on the type which says “file” and then “save as” And then you can name your file anything you want but you will have to add the “.bat” extension to your file name.

#4 For example, I want to name my file “Watermark” so I will have to name it “Watermark.bat“.

#5 Also, do remember to keep the “Save as type” as “All files“.

Remove Activate Windows 10 watermark

#6 And then save the file to your desktop.

#7 Once its done, all you do is double click on the file you just saved. And then it will take some time for the process to run.

#8 And then you will see your “Activate Windows” watermark disappears.

Activate your Windows 10 computer

This is probably the best way to remove the activate Windows 10 watermark from your computer.

This can be done in two different methods. One is by using your command prompt and the other is by using the “batch file” method.

Also, you can try using your previous product key to activate your Windows 10 computer. You can do this by contacting your Microsoft support team to walk you through.


I hope this tutorial helped you on how you can successfully remove the “Activate Windows” watermark from your Windows 10 computer.

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