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What are we going to learn?
- Tips to Remove Activate Windows Watermark if you have the Product Key with You.
- Tips to Remove Activate Windows Watermark if you don’t have the Product Key with You.
Most of us love the Windows Operating System and the liberty that it provides. However, not so much the Activate Windows watermark. If you have been using Windows Operating System for a while now, you have most likely come across this annoying watermark on the Bottom right-hand corner of the screen that says “Activate Windows”.
Now, there are two different scenarios –
1. One, where you have the Product key
2. Second, where you Don’t have the Product key for Windows
In both the different scenarios, the solutions are going to be different. So, without wasting anymore time, let’s get straight into it.
Ways to Remove Activate Windows Watermark:
1. Remove Activate Windows Watermark when you have the Genuine Product Key
Now for the first situation, where you actually have the genuine product key with you. There are various scenarios where despite having Activated the Windows you may see the Activate Windows watermark on the screen.
In such cases, it is fairly easy to remove Activate Windows watermark by simply reactivating the Windows. Here is how you can activate your Windows using your Product key:
For Windows 10:
Step 1: Simply Go to Cortana and search for Activation Settings.
Step2: If you see the option to Enter Product Key, Great. If you don’t, click on Change Product Key.
Step 3: Enter the Product Key and Voila, you have successfully activated Windows.
Step4: Restart your PC to remove the Activate Windows icon.
For Windows 8.1
To reactivate Windows and remove Activate Windows Watermark:
Step 1: Click on Windows Icon on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
Step2: Search for PC Settings and Open it.
Step 3: Choose Activate Windows.
Step4: Enter Activation Product key for Windows.
Step 5: Click Next, follow the instructions and Voila, you have successfully reactivated Windows and this will get rid of Activate Windows Watermark, once you restart your PC.
For Windows 7
To Reactivate Windows and get rid of Activate Windows Watermark:
Step 1: Right Click on Computer or My Computer on either the Desktop or the Start Menu.
Step2: Select Activate Windows Now.
Step 3: Choose Show me Other ways to Activate Windows.
Step4: Enter Product Key and click on Next and Done.
So, this was how you can remove Activate Windows watermark if you have the product key with you. Now what if for some reason you don’t have the product key with you. Here’s what you can do:
2. Remove Activate Windows Watermark when you Don’t have the Product Key with you.
Now for various reasons, you may not have the Product key with you. Couple of the Reasons are:
1. You bought the laptop and Windows came Pre-Activated.
2. You seem to have misplaced the Product Key.
Either ways, if you ever had your Windows Activated prior on the same machine and seem to have lost the product key now, there is a good chance that you can recover the Product key by using the Command Prompt.
How to Fetch Product Key using Command Prompt?
In order to fetch your previously used product key via command prompt, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Search for Command Prompt in the Start Menu.
Step2: Right click on it and Choose Open as Administrator.
Step 3: Enter command:
wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey
Step 4: Hit Enter.
Now you should be seeing a 25 Character Product key on the Screen. Copy the Product key and use it to Activate Windows following the steps mentioned above. So, this is how to Fetch Product Key using Command Prompt.
So, this was all from our end on how to get rid of Activate Windows Watermark on Windows 10, 8, and 7. I hope you found the information helpful. If you have any query, do let us know in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to stay updated about the latest tech-trends. Keep visiting Tweak Library for more such tech-related content.