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Remove Activate Windows Watermark Permanently without any software

If your windows license is expired or if you’re running an unregistered version of windows 10, you’ll see an Activate Windows watermark on your desktop. This watermark can be annoying at times, as it overlaps every desktop app, especially if you’re trying to record the screen.

There are many softwares out there claiming to remove this watermark under one click of a button. However, one shouldn’t trust a third party application, particularly windows activation softwares.

This tutorial will not help you to activate any windows version. The aim of this post is to remove the watermarking of windows without any kind of software.

Steps to remove windows activation watermark

  • Go to windows search and find regedit.exe (alternatively, use run and enter regedit.exe)

search for regedit through windows search and run it

  • In registry editor expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

click on and expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

  • Under it expand SYSTEM

expand SYSTEM folder

  • In system, Go to CurrentControlSet > Services

look for Services under CurrentControlSet

  • In Services folder, find svsvc

look for svsvc

  • Inside svsvc find Start, click on it change its value to 4 (by default it will be on 3)

click on start and change its parameter from 3 to 4. see the images below.

  • Restart your windows

That’s it. Hooray! The watermark will be removed when you start up the PC again. If you’ve any quries leave it in the comment section.


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