Remove Watermark Windows 8 Build 8250

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  1. kwadie

    kwadie MDL Novice

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    Hi, I Found a way to remove the Watermark completely
    Download the ZIP file

    mediafire.com/?13h5i7xfl3d8z85

    sorry for the link but i can't post LINKS yet :-(

    1. Install the <InstallTakeOwnership.reg> from the Take Ownership
    2. Take Ownership from the <shell32.dll.mui> file (located @ C:\Windows\System32\en-US)
    3. Take Ownership from the <basebrd.dll.mui> file (located @ C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US)
    4. Close the Windows Explorer completely in order to let the <InstallTakeOwnership> work
    5. Copy and replace the <shell32.dll.mui> from the Edited Files to C:\Windows\System32\en-US
    6. Copy and replace the <basebrd.dll.mui> from the Edited Files to C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US
    7. Start the Command prompt with Administrator(right click)
    8. Type mcbuilder and wait till its finished
    9. Reboot !!
    10. Enjoy !!!!
     

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  2. MaDMaxiBo

    MaDMaxiBo MDL Novice

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    Many people looks for a simple way :D
     
  3. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    thanks this actually worked, other method posted never worked for me, thanks!!!!
     
  4. dota

    dota MDL Novice

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    so far it works..x64 here..thanks a tons! :biggrin:
     
  5. NCS

    NCS MDL Member

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    #5 NCS, Mar 5, 2012
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    sorry..guess I wasn't holding my mouth right ...didn't work for me. well I changed themes and it started working...thanks
     
  6. luky

    luky MDL Addicted

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    x64 nooooooooooooooooo OK.
     
  7. mdeejay

    mdeejay MDL Novice

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    change wallpapers :biggrin:
     
  8. sciencefi

    sciencefi MDL Junior Member

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    It works in x64 after change theme.
     
  9. luky

    luky MDL Addicted

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    Yes super OK thanks. :worthy:
     
  10. stupidog40

    stupidog40 MDL Novice

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    Hi humble request--can someone write a neat little script that will do all that? in this way we can ALL be free of stigma (watermark)
     
  11. $The-King$

    $The-King$ MDL Novice

    Aug 4, 2009
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    works fine

    but I want to remove test mode watermark :eek:

    I use it for modded intel gfx driver

    any help :)
     

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  12. Mustafa Can

    Mustafa Can MDL Member

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    Patching basebrd.dll.mui removes the "Windows 8 Consumer Preview" string from most of windows apps (winver.exe for example.) This is why i don't make a watermark patch for Consumer preview.

    @$The-King$ Send me your shell32.dll.mui file (via PM) it's located at C:\Windows\System32\en-US .
     
  13. himomthep

    himomthep MDL Junior Member

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    to x64 don't works?
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  14. urkelz

    urkelz MDL Novice

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    I used patch and it still shows Windows 8 Consumer Preview in bold letters at top of winver.exe
     
  15. goofyguysid

    goofyguysid MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the patch !! Tested the patch on x32bit consumer preview ..works...a lil addon to the post..Press windows button+Q (that open up the apps folder) then look for command prompt and right click the mouse, a bottom bar pops up and run the command prompt as administrator then type mcbuilder.exe instead of just mcbuilder and then reboot. When your windows 8 starts the watermark will be still there as the new windows has a cache, so personalize the theme and change to nature as this removes the standard theme from cache and you will see the watermark is gone. Now you can go back to the original theme and watermark is gone...

    Enjoy !!
     
  16. $The-King$

    $The-King$ MDL Novice

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    #16 $The-King$, Mar 5, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
    @ Mustafa Can
    I use this one on topic :)
    thanks
     
  17. goofyguysid

    goofyguysid MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the patch !! Tested the patch on x32bit consumer preview ..works...a lil addon to the post..Press windows button+Q (that open up the apps folder) then look for command prompt and right click the mouse, a bottom bar pops up and run the command prompt as administrator then type mcbuilder.exe instead of just mcbuilder and then reboot. When your windows 8 starts the watermark will be still there as the new windows has a cache, so personalize the theme and change to nature as this removes the standard theme from cache and you will see the watermark is gone. Now you can go back to the original theme and watermark is gone...

    Also to remove test watermark the code is in line 2069 and 2070 in shell32.dll.mui or shell32.dll (under windows/system32). I think they are in shell32.dll.mui file but look for it in both the files..sorry forgot which one it was in..

    These two 2069 and 2070 have all the copyrights even the ones when you start in safe mode...

    Use Reshack and look for these two string and replace it and you can put whatever takes your fancy..

    Enjoy !!
     
  18. ashmicro

    ashmicro MDL Junior Member

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    Works on 64 and 32 bit for me. Thank You!!:worthy:
     
  19. fardeen

    fardeen MDL Member

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    i'm unable to get it work i even tried doing a batch file for that

    copy and extract to C:\Edited Files

    then run this as a batch file


    echo off

    taskkill /f /im explorer.exe




    takeown /f C:\Windows\System32\en-US\shell32.dll.mui
    takeown /f C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US\basebrd.dll.mui

    del /f C:\Windows\System32\en-US\shell32.dll.mui
    del /f C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US\basebrd.dll.mui

    xcopy "C:\Edited Files\shell32.dll.mui" C:\Windows\System32\en-US\

    xcopy "C:\Edited Files\basebrd.dll.mui" C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US


    mcbuilder
    explorer.exe
    exit

    i'm unable to get it to work can someone help me
     
  20. goofyguysid

    goofyguysid MDL Novice

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    #20 goofyguysid, Mar 5, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
    First type mcbuilder.exe in command promt running it as an admin.. Then reboot...and change personalization to nature..

    Do Not worry...IT IS DONE !! Sometimes it takes a few restarts to clear the cache. After a few reboots it will disappear as Windows 8 has a time limit on cache. That is why it appears to load really fast while in reality it is not. Bootup Speed !! IS A FARCE !! If you want to see the real Windows 8, reboot your computer and immediately open task manager. you will see a few services running but it will take a while for all the services to start. One of the few services that initially runs which is stored in the cache controls the branding. Wait a few reboots and the watermark will disappear...

    This cache business gives a false sense of speed...!!