Just like its predecessors, the evaluation or preview copy of Windows 10 displays a small watermark on the desktop. Those of you running Windows 10 probably already have noticed the little “Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview. Evaluation copy. Build XXXX” watermark at lower right corner of the desktop.
The watermark is appearing because you are running a pre-release build of Windows 10 and is released for evaluation purpose.
Although the watermark is tiny doesn’t take much space of your beautiful desktop, some of you might want to get rid of the watermark from the desktop.
As you likely know, removing the watermark from Windows desktop is not as easy as it sounds. Although there are multiple methods are out there to remove the watermark, we need to edit system files to get rid of the watermark completely.
Since the watermark string is stored in shell32.dll.mui and basebrd.dll.mui files, we need to edit these two system files (basebrd.dll.mui and shell32.dll.mui) with the help of some third-party file editing tools. And in order to edit system files, we first need to take ownership of those files and is a tedious job. Manually editing system files might even make the system unbootable.
Universal Watermark Disabler for Windows 10
Those of you who would like to remove the watermark from Windows 10 desktop with the help of a third-party tool can now download a free tool developed primarily to remove the watermark from Windows 10 desktop.
Universal Watermark Disabler is a free tool developed by PainterR to deal with watermarks on Windows 10 desktop and is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10. The program is updated regularly to add support for the latest builds.
Remove watermark from Windows 10 desktop
Complete the given below instructions to download Universal Watermark Disabler and remove the watermark from Windows 10 with the help of it.
NOTE 1: We recommend you create a system restore point before running this tool.
NOTE 2: The watermark might appear again when you update your Windows 10 build to the latest available one. You’ll have to rerun Universal Watermark Disabler in order to remove the watermark.
Step 1: Visit this page to download the latest version of Universal Watermark Disabler.
Step 2: Extract the downloaded zip file to get the installer of Universal Watermark Disabler.
Step 3: Right-click on the executable of UWD and then click Run as administrator to launch the program with admin rights.
Step 4: Next, click the Install button to see the following warning dialog.
Step 5: Save your work and click the OK button to sign out. That’s it!
Sign in to your account to see your Windows 10 desktop minus the watermark. Have fun with Windows 10!