How to Remove Activate Windows 11 Watermark Permanently

Quickly get rid of the Activate Windows message from Windows 11. You can permanently remove the Activate Windows 11 Watermark by following these steps.

Microsoft Windows commonly called Windows is an Operating system which is developed by Microsoft. This operating system is for devices like personal computers and tablets. Microsoft allows anyone who wants to download Windows 10 for free and install it without a product key. It definitely comes with some restrictions and yes with a watermark named Activate Windows.

What if you do not Activate your Windows?

Windows is absolutely free but in reality to use its proper functions you have to activate your windows. The feature which may affect when you do not activate your windows are as follows-

  1. You will not be able to change the personalization settings on Windows. It will block you from changing wallpaper, background screen, lock screen, and themes.
  2. You will get an annoying notification for Activate windows on the bottom right corner of your screen which may disturb you while you are busy.
  3. You will always see a link where is written “Windows is not activated. Activate windows now”, which is distracting and annoying also.
  4. You cant be able to enjoy movies, video games. That annoying watermark will always show up on screenshots and video recordings.

In short, you will face any big problem if you do not activate your window In fact it will not stop working even if you keep using an unlicensed copy of the window for a couple of years. If your Windows operating system is running in its inactive version, Windows update will also work without any problem but we will always suggest you for activating your windows because there is always a fear that Microsoft can block the inactive windows.

How to remove the watermark temporarily/permanently?

It looks very unprofessional when someone seeks in your computer and see that annoying watermark there so if we have a problem so its solution is also hiding somewhere which we will take in front of you. So there are two completely different methods to solve your problem.

Remove the Activate Windows watermark temporarily.

The only method of temporarily removing the Activate Windows, Go to Settings to activate Windows watermark without actually activating the windows or buy a key for it for Windows 10 is to make some crucial changes in Windows Registry Editor (it is an ordered database that stores low-level settings for the Microsoft Windows operating system and its application). So to temporary hide that Activates windows watermark follow the following steps-

Step 1.

Open Run Dialogue by typing Windows + R key simultaneously and typing Regedit (run command for windows registry editor) in the Run application and click OK button.

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Step 2.

In the Registry Editor, copy and paste this address

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\Activation

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Step 3.

Now, double click on the Manual icon there and change its Value data from 0 to 1. Click Ok and exit the Registry Editor and Restart your computer.

You can see instant changes that the Activate Windows watermark is gone but it is not a permanent solution, the watermark will return after a short period of time. The above method is repeatable. You can repeat this method any time when the watermark returns.

Remove the Activate Windows watermark permanently

In order to remove the Activate windows watermark permanently, there are multiple ways. Like you can really buy a windows product key from the official Microsoft website, or you can also buy a digital license of windows, and also with a simple trick with the help of notepad (no third-party software used) which is technically founded by users.

#1. buy a product key from retailer windows keys website

You can buy a copy of Windows 10 from an authorized retailer or can also get a digital copy of Windows 10 from an authorized retailer. Although these keys are not really reliable there are very few trustable retailers and websites that legally provide windows keys to their buyers.

#2. Buy from the Microsoft

You can buy a Windows key from the official Microsoft website. It will give you world-class customer support and guidance, which ensure that their customers find the best software.

#3. Activate with a digital license

If you Buy, you might have to log in to Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro with your registered email which you used at the time of buying. After buying a digital copy of windows you can activate your windows by following the mentioned steps below-

  • Click on the Start menu and then click on Settings.
  • Click on Update and security.
  • Now click on the Activation tab from the left-side menu
  • Go-to Change product key option.
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  • Now enter that code of activation which you might receive on registered e-mail or on product cover.
  • Now you will see the Window is activated text there, you can now close the setting and enjoy the activated window with no watermark.

#3. Use notepad

For activating window without paying a single cent with the help of notepad. It will make your window a genuine, activated Window. So follow the following steps-

  1. Open Notepad in administrator by typing in the search box.
  2. Paste the following text without making any changes to it.

@echo off
taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe

  1. Press the Control + Shift + S keys at the same time to open the “save as” option.
  2. Name that file remove.bat, then change the File type to All Files (*.*).
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  1. Open that file you saved wherever and open with as Run as administrator. You will see a command prompt open and automatically close.
  2. Restart your computer.


We never take responsibility for system failure by making changes in its setting so make sure to make a system restore point if you are a newbie of the -computer. Hope this article had helped you at any point if yes then don’t forget you subscribe to our newsletter.

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