The ‘Activate Windows’ watermark at the bottom right corner of your screen can be an annoying distraction while working on your computer, especially when you want to record your screen. While watching movies, having the watermark in your view can keep you from fully enjoying what you’re watching. The ‘Activate Windows’ watermark pops up when the product key is incompatible with the Windows you are using on your desktop. It can also appear when a product key has been used several times. Luckily, there are some easy ways to fix this issue. In this article, we bring you simple and legit ways to remove the ‘Activate Windows’ watermark on Windows 10.
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Use the Product Key
This is the simplest and the most legitimate way to remove the ‘Activate Windows’ watermark on your desktop. When you purchase a Windows OS, you get a product key for reinstallation purposes. This ensures that the Windows OS you are using is legitimate. Here’s how you can use the product key to remove the ‘Activate Windows’ watermark.
Step 1: Open Settings on your desktop and select ‘Update and Security.’
Step 2: Click on ‘Activation’ from the side menu and select ‘Change product key.’
Step 3: Enter the product key and hit Next.
Reinstall Windows 10 on your desktop. Restart your computer once the OS has been installed. The ‘Activate Windows’ watermark will be removed.
Use Ease of Access
Step 1: Open Settings on your desktop and select ‘Ease of Access.’
Step 2: Select ‘Make the computer easier to use.’
Step 3: Click the box for ‘Remove background images (where available).’
Step 4: Apply the changes.
Disable Windows 10 Tips
Step 1: Open Settings and go to ‘System.’
Step 2: Select ‘Notifications & actions’ from the side menu and turn the toggle bar off for ‘Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows’ and ‘Show me the Windows welcome experience…’
Use the Notepad trick
Step 1: Open Notepad and paste the text below.
taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe
Step 2: Click on ‘File’ and select ‘Save As’. Title the file as ‘Activation.bat’ and select ‘All files’ as the file type. Save the file on the desktop.
Step 3: Right-click on the file and select ‘Run as administrator.’
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These are the simplest and most legitimate ways to remove the ‘Activate Windows’ watermark on Windows 10. You can also use certain third-party tools that specialise in removing watermarks, but that won’t be necessary as long as you can fix the issue by tweaking some simple settings. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!
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