How to remove Microsoft Confidential from Windows Blue build 9364 desktop

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  1. croalpha

    croalpha MDL Novice

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    1. Copy the %WinDir%\System32\en-US\shell32.dll.mui file to another folder location (e.g. Desktop) for editing.
    2. Run a Resource Editor (e.g. Resource Hacker).
    3. Open the copied shell32.dll.mui in the Resource Editor.
    4. Go to String Table -> 2070 -> 1033.
    5. Modify the string of the following resource ID so that the new string is just a space (” “): 33107: %wsWindows %ws
      33108: %ws Build %ws
      33109: Evaluation copy.
      33110: For testing purposes only.
      33118: Microsoft Pre-release Windows Operating System
      Note: In Resource Hacker, the string value is enclosed in quotation marks.
    6. Go to String Table -> 3876 -> 1033.
    7. Modify the string of the following resource ID so that the new string is just a space (” “): 62000: Unauthorized use or disclosure in any manner may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment (in the case of employees), termination of an assignment or contract (in the case of contingent staff), and potential civil and criminal liability.
      62001: Microsoft Confidential
      Note: In Resource Hacker, the string value is enclosed in quotation marks.
    8. Compile the script (if applicable) and save the file.
    9. Take ownership and grant full control permissions of %WinDir%\System32\en-US\shell32.dll.mui.
    10. Rename the shell32.dll.mui to shell32.dll.mui.old.
    11. Copy the edited shell32.dll.mui into the %WinDir%\System32\en-US folder. Note: Sometimes Windows may block shell32.dll.mui from been copied. If you can’t get modified shell32.dll.mui to copy into %WinDir%\System32\en-US folder, try the following method:
      Shutdown Windows and boot from a Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation DVD or ISO. Select “Repair your computer”, select the Windows 8 installation, and then open “Command Prompt” window. Use the “copy” command (e.g. copy shell32.dll.mui %WinDir%\System32\en-US) to copy the file over.
    12. Restart the computer.
    13. Type Cmd into Start Search, right click on the Cmd and select Run as Administrator.
    14. Type mcbuilder.exe and press Enter to rebuild MUI cache.

      The steps too troublesome? The ZIP package contains the already patched shell32.dll.mui from Windows Blue build 9364.

      Enjoy guys!
     

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  2. the-jojo

    the-jojo MDL Novice

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    Remove Windows 8 Pro With Media Center And .9ff etc?
     
  3. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Is there any possibility for system files corruption, with this method?

    Has any one used successfully? :confused:
     
  4. croalpha

    croalpha MDL Novice

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    #4 croalpha, Mar 27, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
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    ://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/292262_159339324226494_522941254_n.jpg

    just add "https" before ":", and you'll be able to see it. ;)
     
  5. croalpha

    croalpha MDL Novice

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    For that, I used My WCP Watermark Editor from - softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/My-WCP-Watermark-Editor.shtml

    When you download it, run it as admin and put a checkmark next to "Remove all watermark" on the top of the window. Press "Apply new settings" and after it's done, restart your computer. :)
     
  6. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Thanks for reply; but, there is still some watermark? o_O
     
  7. Sliden

    Sliden MDL Junior Member

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    Thks, it works

    @fkar
    On this version, there is always a watermark.
    Impossible to remove completely.
     
  8. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    If there was, I could only imagine sfc -scannow would take care of that
     
  9. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Meanwhile after having deleted that alpha nonsense from a regular box, I reinstalled it on my Tablet and there it works better than old 8 before. As it is a pretty weak Atom processor I assumed that it might shut down due to new kernel > No it runs better than before > amazing. Hope the final Blue is on its way and shows these days :D
    And I don't care about that watermark as it it is only temporary ....
     
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  10. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    So what processor are you running in your regular box that Blue did not run well on?
     
  11. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    #11 PaulDesmond, Mar 27, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
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