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How to remove the Activate Windows Watermark on Windows 11

Getting Active windows watermark on your windows 11 computer? Let's understand why this Activate windows watermark keeps coming back and how to remove it permanently on Windows 11.

Did you Getting the Active windows 11 watermark on your desktop PC? This is because you have not activated your windows 11 with a valid product key or digital license. That means if you have installed free version of Windows 11 you need to Active the product with a valid product key or digital licence witn in 30 days. But if you don’t have a valid product key, Here in this post we discuss how to remove the activated Windows watermark on Windows 11 operating system.

Remove Activate Windows 11 Watermark

The simple and legitimate way to remove the active windows 11 watermark is buy a genuine Windows 11 license copy and use the product key or digital license to active windows 11. Well if you have recently upgraded to windows 11 from windows 10, then enter the windows 10 product probably active the windows 11 copy and remove the active windows watermark.

  • Open settings using windows key + I and go to the system then activation,
  • Click on change, next to the change product key section,
  • In the enter product key window, insert the product key and click next.
  • Select the active option and reboot your system
  • That’s all, your windows 11 is activated.

Enter product key windows 11

Well if you don’t have a Genuine product key or digital license then you remove the Active windows 11 watermark following tweaks.

Registry tweak

  •  Press Windows key + S, type regedit and hit enter key to open the windows registry editor,
  • Nevigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\Activation
  • On the right-hand side, select and double click on Manual then changes the value data from 0 to 1 after that click on the Ok.
  • Finally, click ok to save changes.

One more registry tweak: 

  • Open registry editor and navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
  • double-click on PaintDesktopVersion, then Change the value data to 0 and click on Ok

Now restart your PC and check if the active windows watermark is gone.

Notepad Tweak

Also, you can terminate the process responsible for the watermark using a batch file. That also helps Remove Active Windows 11 Watermark permanently.

First open notepad on your computer, then Copy and paste the following block of text into your Notepad
@echo off
taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe

  • Name the new file activation.bat (make sure to give .bat extension) and choose All Files from the Save as type drop-down menu.

Remove windows watermark notepad

  • Now locate the file (activation.bat) right-click on it select run as administrator,
  • A command prompt window prompt and close automatically, restart your PC and check if the active windows watermark is gone.

Universal watermark disabler

Also, you can use a third-party Universal watermark disabler app that helps remove the Active windows 11 watermark.

  • First, download the Universal Watermark Disabler | Download Link
  • Extract the .zip file to your desired location,  right-click on the UWD.exe file and choose Run as administrator.
  • Click yes if the UAC dialog box prompts, and click on Install to continue with the installation process.

Universal watermark remover

  • You will receive a warning prompt, click Ok. and you are done, universal watermark disabler for windows 11 should remove the watermark from your Windows computer.
  • Restart your computer and check you should no longer have the evaluation copy watermark on your system.

Disable Windows 11 Tips

Here is another quick hack that doesn’t guarantee the removal of the watermark, but is certainly worth a try.

  • Open settings using the Windows key + I
  • Go to System then Notifications and scroll down to toggle OFF, Offer suggestions on how I can set up my device and Get tips and suggestions when I use Windows

Remove Windows 11 Unsupported Hardware Watermark?

The above tips help remove the Active Windows 11 watermark, but if you are getting windows 11 unsupported hardware watermark you can remove the same following registry tweak.

  • Access the Registry Editor by typing ‘Regedit’ in the Windows 11 search box and hitting OK to open it.
  • Here expand and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER then Control Panel
  • Find and select the entry called UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache.
  • On the right-hand side look SV2 DWORD key, double click on it and Change the SV2 DWORD value from 1 to 0.

Remove Unsupported Hardware Watermark

Save, exit, and then restart your PC.

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