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How Do I Remove A Watermark From Windows 7?

Posted By cynthia On July 18, 2013 @ 2:00 PM In File & Disk Management | Comments Disabled

Ben writes:  Dear Sir,  How can I remove watermark from a Windows 7 PC? It appears after installing SP1 for Windows 7.

The Watermark could indicate that you are running a Beta version of SP1.   If that’s the case, You’ll need to uninstall it and then install the final version of SP1.

 If you have the most recent version of SP1, that could also indicate that you are running a bootleg version of Windows.  If you’ve got a bootleg version of Windows, get a genuine one.

If you know that your version of Windows is genuine, this might be caused by the test signaling mode being activated on your computer.

This could be the result of an application whose drivers are not digitally signed by Microsoft.

Microsoft offers two possible solutions in their support forum:

Method 1

  1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Search box.
  2. Right-click cmd.exe under Programs, and then click Run as administrator.
  3. At the command prompt, type the following text, and then press ENTER:

    bcdedit /set TESTSIGNING OFF

  4. Close the Command Prompt window, and then restart your computer.

Note If this method does not resolve the issue, go to Method 2.

Method 2

  1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Search box.
  2. Right-click cmd.exe under Programs, and then click Run as administrator.
  3. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and press ENTER after each command:

    bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS

    bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF

  4. Close the Command Prompt window, and then restart your computer.

Hopefully one of these solutions will help you out.

~ Cynthia


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