How to remove watermark Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Zzech=ComzZ, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Zzech=ComzZ

    Zzech=ComzZ MDL Novice

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    I want to remove watermark. Have any people know that.
    Sorry. My English is very bad :)
     
  2. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    We all see it. No need to bother. RTM is almost done...
     
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  3. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    Just in few days RTM.. no more watermarks.. :biggrin:
     
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  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    ...for those able to activate it, of course. The rest will still see it.
     
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  5. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    Remove watermark using Resource Hacker, Win8.1 Build 9471:

    basebrd.dll.mui:

    String Table / 1 / 1033

    BEFORE

    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    10, "Windows"
    11, "Windows 8.1"
    12, "Windows 8.1 Pro"
    13, "Windows 8.1 Pro"
    14, "© 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."
    15, "Microsoft"
    }


    AFTER USING Resource Hacker

    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    10, "Windows"
    11, "Windows 8.1"
    12, " "
    13, "Windows 8.1 Pro"
    14, "© 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."
    15, "Microsoft"
    }

    shell32.dll.mui:

    String Table / 2069 / 1033

    BEFORE

    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    33088, "Test Mode"
    33089, "Safe Mode"
    33090, "%wsMicrosoft (R) Windows (R) (Build %ws%0.0ws) %ws"
    33091, "%wsMicrosoft (R) Windows (R) (Build %ws: %ws) %ws"
    33092, "%wsMicrosoft (R) Windows (R) (Build %ws%0.0ws)"
    33093, "%wsMicrosoft (R) Windows (R) (Build %ws: %ws)"
    }

    AFTER USING Resource Hacker

    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    33088, " "
    33089, " "
    33090, "%wsMicrosoft (R) Windows (R) (Build %ws%0.0ws) %ws"
    33091, "%wsMicrosoft (R) Windows (R) (Build %ws: %ws) %ws"
    33092, "%wsMicrosoft (R) Windows (R) (Build %ws%0.0ws)"
    33093, "%wsMicrosoft (R) Windows (R) (Build %ws: %ws)"
    }


    String Table / 2070 / 1033

    BEFORE

    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    33108, "%ws Build %ws"
    33109, "Evaluation copy."
    33110, "For testing purposes only."
    33111, "This copy of Windows is licensed for "
    33112, "Windows License is expired"
    33113, "days"
    33114, "hours"
    33115, "Windows License valid for %d %ws"
    33116, "Windows Grace expires in %d %ws"
    33117, "SecureBoot isn't configured correctly"
    }

    AFTER USING Resource Hacker

    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    33108, " "
    33109, " "
    33110, " "
    33111, "This copy of Windows is licensed for "
    33112, "Windows License is expired"
    33113, "days"
    33114, "hours"
    33115, "Windows License valid for %d %ws"
    33116, "Windows Grace expires in %d %ws"
    33117, "SecureBoot isn't configured correctly"
    }


    String Table / 3876 / 1033

    BEFORE

    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    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"
    }

    AFTER USING Resource Hacker

    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    62000, " "
    62001, " "
    }
     
  6. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    Nobody 'll keep the OS with permanent watermark.. either they'll activate somehow or move to other..
     
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  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    There are still people posting complex code without code-tags...will they ever check it :doh:.
     
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  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    IMHO as long as the used OS/Apps is within the legal so called "Grace Period", those Watermark is an reminder that the days of using those OS/Apps are limited (for legal use). Understandable that those who using that OS/Apps outsite (expired) Grace Period, would like to have any Watermark removed.
     
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  9. Super User

    Super User MDL Addicted

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    Can you proid step by stepgide, ho to take ownership of files, edit them, save, and give back ownership to Windows?
     
  10. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    few days = october... LOL
     
  11. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    So, if it leaks before October then you won't use it..??
     
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  12. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    ...provided one of the people at the OEMs don't leak it
     
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  13. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    No sorry, This is for people who know how to take ownership and use Resource Hacker. CAN SOMEONE POST A MODDED basebrd.dll.mui AND shell32.dll.mui Win8.1 Build 9471 FOR Super User PLEASE THANKS ace2.;)
     
  14. Zzech=ComzZ

    Zzech=ComzZ MDL Novice

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    So. How to find basebrd.dll.mui and shell32.dll.mui and where?
     
  15. gdg

    gdg MDL Senior Member

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    I have removed "Most" of the watermark using ResHacker and ace2 before and after instructions.

    Only thing that is left on screen is .374250883781fe63

    Anyone know how to get rid of that.
     
  16. Super User

    Super User MDL Addicted

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    Just use search ;)
    Afte some googling I also managed to remove most of the watermark, but those digits still remain.
     
  17. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    This is normal, for this type of watermark, I don't think it can be removed.
     
  18. gdg

    gdg MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks, I just checked your image file and seen that you also have the numbers at the bottom.
    I guess that is as good as it gets right now.:worthy: