We are all aware that to use Windows officially, we must activate it. However, there are some ways to use Windows 11 without activating it. The biggest issue with non-activated Windows is displaying an active watermark in the device’s right-hand corner. One of the most alarming aspects is that the watermark will remain till you use an active version of Windows. It’s much more annoying when you screen share in a meeting and everyone see the watermark. This guide will discuss a method for removing the activated Windows watermark on Windows 11 operating system.
Ways to Remove Activate Windows Watermark on Windows 11
1. Run batch file
The easiest and best possible method to remove the activated windows watermark on Windows 11 is by running the batch files. Open Run by pressing the Windows+R shortcut key and then type notepad.exe in blank space and hit enter. It will now open a notepad. Copy and paste the following code on the notepad (opened using Run).
@echo off taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe explorer.exe exit
Now press the CTRL+S shortcut on your keyboard to open Save as. Now fill any name with .bat extension and save as all files format and save it.
Now open file manages or navigates to the location where the .bat file has been stored or saved. Please right-click on the file and run it as administrator. It will now open a command prompt and a command run by default. Now restart the system; hurray, your activated windows 11 watermark might remove successfully now.
2. Using the registry editor
In this method, users can try to remove the activated windows watermark on Windows 11 using the registry editor. However, it’s a pretty complicated method when compared with the first one; we suggest you only use this method if the first one didn’t work for you.
First of all, open Run by pressing the Windows+R shortcut on your keyboard. Now type Regedit in blank space in Run and hit enter. Now copy the following path and paste it.
Now look for PaintDesktopVersion, right-click on it and now click on modify button. It will now open a new window, type 0 in Value data and hit enter. Now restart the computer and check whether the watermark got removed for you or not.
Remove System Requirements Not Met Watermark in Windows 11
March 2022: Microsoft has started showing a “System requirements not met” watermark if you are experiencing Windows 11 on an Unsupported PC. The “System requirements not met” watermark appears on the bottom right corner above the taskbar clock. It also shows up within the Settings app too. This watermark is similar to the “Windows is not activated” watermark, but it won’t affect applications. Don’t worry; just follow simple steps to remove “System requirements not met” on your Unsupported Windows 11 PC.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER on the left-hand side.
- Now from the Control Panel, head over to the UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache entry.
- Right-click on the entry and choose “Modify”.
- Now set the SV2 DWORD value from 1 to 0.
- Finally, restart the PC.
Note: If you do not see UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache, then right-click on the Control Panel folder. Now head over to New>Key path and create the UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache entry manually.
Earlier, we saw “This copy of Windows is not genuine” and “Evaluation copy” watermarks on Windows PC. Microsoft has started showing the “System requirements not met” watermark in unsupported Windows 11 PC.
Thanks for sticking with us all the way end to the post. What do you think about the methods mentioned above, and did the techniques work for you or not? Do let us know by dropping a comment in your words below.
Thank you so much for this help, it really works 🤗
These did not work for me.
Waste of time is does NOT work
worked fine with me! Thanks