Remove watermark from Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ace2, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. ace2

    ace2 Guest

    #1 ace2, Oct 19, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Remove watermark from Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation.jpg

    Need Resource Hacker
    Need TakeOwnership
    Need basebrd.dll.mui from C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US
    Need shell32.dll.mui from C:\Windows\System32\en-US

    Open basebrd.dll.mui with Resource Hacker and Edit,

    basebrd.dll.mui:

    String Table / 1 / 1033

    BEFORE

    Code:
    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    10,     "Windows"
    11,     "Windows 8.1"
    12,     "Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation"
    13,     "Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation"
    14,     "© 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."
    15,     "Microsoft"
    }
    AFTER USING Resource Hacker

    Code:
    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    10,     "Windows"
    11,     "Windows 8.1"
    12,     " "
    13,     " "
    14,     "Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation © 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved."
    15,     "Microsoft"
    }
    Open shell32.dll.mui with Resource Hacker and Edit,

    shell32.dll.mui:

    String Table / 2070 / 1033

    BEFORE

    Code:
    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

    Code:
    STRINGTABLE
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
    {
    33108,     " "
    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,     " "
    33116,     "Windows Grace expires in %d %ws"
    33117,     " "
    }
    Replace C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US\basebrd.dll.mui with edited basebrd.dll.mui
    Replace C:\Windows\System32\en-US\shell32.dll.mui with edited shell32.dll.mui
    Open Command Prompt as Admin and use this cmd: Mcbuilder
     
  2. Leolo

    Leolo MDL Member

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    Will this hack survive if I execute SFC /SCANNOW afterwards?
     
  3. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

    Aug 6, 2009
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    a guy next door "scanned now" and found himself with a nice little notification at right bottom end
     
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