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How To Easily Remove The Microsoft Windows 8.1 Build 9600 Watermark

If you are using a Windows 8.1 preview you will be reminded of the preview every second of the day, something that can get pretty annoying after a while. If you are using a preview version, a small icon on the right side of your computer screen will appear saying any of the following lines:

  • Test Mode Windows 8 Build 9200
  • Test Mode Windows 8.1 Build 9490
  • Test Mode Windows 8.1 Build 9600
  • Test Mode Windows 8.1 Pro Build 9600
  • Test Mode Windows 8.1 Enterprise Build 9600

How to remove the Windows 8.1 build 9600 watermark

These are the steps to follow to remove the activate windows watermark:

  1. First, open up a command prompt and type the following: bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF
  2. Restart your computer
  3. The watermark should have disappeared. If it hasn’t please continue to step 4
  4. Download WCP Watermark Editor
  5. Run the .exe file
  6. Check the “Remove all watermark” option
  7. Click on “Apply New Settings”
  8. Reboot your computer
  9. Reset your wallpaper

This should permanently remove the annoying “Test Mode” watermark on the right bottom of your screen. If that has not worked, remember the basics like whether your Windows 8.1 is currently showing as being activated. Keep in mind that Microsoft will discontinue all support and operating system updates to Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1 in January, 2023.



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