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Tool to remove Evaluation text on desktop?

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Steven P.    8,818

Is there one? :P

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Nefarious Trigger    6,988

Wow, came in here expecting to find some noob who had downloaded an ISO of an eval and wanted to run it as their 24/7 primary OS...

 

So, um... Hey Steve...

 

{slopes away quietly}

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Steven P.    8,818

Wow, came in here expecting to find some noob who had downloaded an ISO of an eval and wanted to run it as their 24/7 primary OS...

 

So, um... Hey Steve...

 

{slopes away quietly}

Lol ;)

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

does hiding the desktop icons no longer work on that, i knew it worked on 7 beta's lol

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Steven P.    8,818

I'd like to edit that text, would help when switching between multiple RDP sessions.

Edit: http://www.windows8core.com/how-to-permanently-remove-build-8400-evaluation-copy-watermark-from-desktop-of-windows-8-release-preview/

?

 

First one doesn't work, second one is removed, can't be downloaded :P

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Eric    1,516

I only saw an eval notice after the first boot during installation. It hasn't come back on my desktop or start screen at all since then. (I upgraded from 8.0 release.)

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zhangm    1,210

Funny - I saw the text on the desktop immediately after installation of 8.1, but now, a day later, it is gone.

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neo1911    795

Try MDL forums. They have a related topic going on in Windows 8 section.

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Quillz    883

I only saw an eval notice after the first boot during installation. It hasn't come back on my desktop or start screen at all since then. (I upgraded from 8.0 release.)

Same... I installed some updates, restarted and the text hasn't been back since.

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Steven P.    8,818

I upgraded from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro through TechNet (ISO) maybe that's the difference? Did you guys update through the Windows Store?

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Eric    1,516

^ Yep. :)

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Chsoriano    60

I had updated via the store, and the text went away after just a couple reboots. I have since also performed a reset using the ISO, and it was also only there after the initial boot. It has since disappeared.

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FaiKee    282

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/45976-Don-t-Remove-Windows-8-1-Watermark-with-MyWCP-Watermark-Editor!

Don't Remove Windows 8.1 Watermark with MyWCP Watermark Editor

I  figured why metro apps crashed for me. Its MyWCP Watermark Editor. If you remove the watermark with MyWCP Watermark Editor than it working but metro apps will start crashing after restart.

 

 

That has been the issue since it was used for Windows 8 RTM. It should be considered Warez because it obviously modifies more than shell32.dll.mui and should be kept away from at all costs.

 

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

That many posts on your account and you don't even bother to read?

Sigh...

 

I have not had any issues with it at all, running all sorts of metro apps, i have rebooted several times and run windows updates, everything seams to run without issue for me.

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grayscale    237

I have upgraded from the ISO and didn't even notice that the text is gone but it was there on first boot :D

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menifred    73

Did you try the PaintDesktopVersion Registry key?

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FaiKee    282

Did you try the PaintDesktopVersion Registry key?

The preview watermark has nothing to do with this registry key. :)

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Jean-Xavier    0

It can be done with a little AutoHotkey GUI picture script to cover the text and Photoshop for matching the GUI picture to the desktop wallpaper :) you can even put an action label to launch or do something on that part of the screen ;)

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