got watermark.. but W7 is "activated'???

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kafkastiles, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. kafkastiles

    kafkastiles MDL Novice

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    hi all! I love this forum and this is my first post. Special thanks to everyone ... by lurking I have been able to learn how to mod bios and activate W7... even when I screwed up and downloaded the WAT and got the horror... i was able to figure out how to activate again by reading several posts.

    NOW.... I just got the watermark (above the clock)... then i went to "System" in control panel and it said I am Activated and "genuine"... then the watermark disappeared.

    Anyone else seen this? Is it baaaad???
    thanks
    -kafka!
     
  2. iamanoob

    iamanoob MDL Senior Member

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    ensure you have "Software Protection" running and set to Automatic in Services.msc ..
    when i have it disabled .. that Watermark appears on my Desktop ..
    and im not using any loaders ..
     
  3. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Did you install the beta copy of Service Pack 1? That would explain the watermarks if you did lol
     
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    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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  5. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    iamanoob is correct. you will find that the "software protection platform service" is set to manual. Set it to automatic (delayed)
     
  6. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    I just noticed that the "software protection platform service" is set to automatic (delayed) but does not show up as "started" and I have the option to start the service.

    I was activated online with genuine key and I have no issues - is this simply the way it works ?
     
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  7. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    The service does not always run even though it is set to automatic. It only runs when WU is running, when you go to the computer properties or when a crack or other program accesses it like WAT. Other then that it is not running dude. Just to clear that up for you.
     
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  8. kafkastiles

    kafkastiles MDL Novice

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    Thanks a bunch, dudes! I set it to automatic (delayed) and so far so good...

    Y'ALL ROCK!