How To Activate Windows 10 After the Watermark Suddenly Appeared

How To Activate Windows 10 After the Watermark Suddenly Appeared

Windows 10 was released on July 29th, 2015 with a lot of new features. These are the most notable ones: -The return of the Start Menu -A new browser called Edge -Cortana is now built into Windows instead of being a separate download -Windows Ink that is integrated into Office 365 and Windows 10 -Windows Hello which enables you to log in without passwords. But there are some problems with it.

The watermark which appears on screen after the installation of Windows 10 disappears if you restart your computer or log in with another account, but if you activate it with your Microsoft Account,

Windows 10’s new features

If you install it manually, the watermark reappears. But if you activate it by activating with your Microsoft account, the watermark won’t appear anymore. If you want to deactivate it, you can do it by logging in to your Microsoft account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you can create one here. If you disable the activation and log out, Windows 10 will also make you sign out.

If you want to activate it again after you sign out again, the activation will be disabled automatically. But if you want to uninstall it, you have to login. You can still uninstall it even without logging in to your account, but you have to sign in again.

The watermark appearing after Windows 10 installation

The watermark disappearing after activation Here are two steps you can follow in order to have a watermark less Windows 10. 1. Open the Start Menu

Step 1: Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G to open the Start Menu

Step 2: Press Windows key+R to start typing in Windows 10

Step 3: Type /account and press Enter

Step 4: Windows key+X to close windows Now you should be presented with a screen that looks like this

Step 5: From the list of accounts, select “Add an account”

Step 6: Type your Microsoft account and click “add”.

The watermark disappearing after activation The watermark not disappearing after activation The watermark won’t disappear automatically from Windows 10. You have to change it manually. Go to Settings – Security & location. Select “Windows Settings“. Click “Account”.

How to activate Windows 10 without the watermark

Step 1: go to Settings => Update & security => Update & security => Activation. Step 2: click on the Start button and choose the option of Activate your computer. Step 3: Click on the check-box for ‘computer registration’ and the computer will be activated.

Why does a watermark appear on Windows 10?

Windows 10 does have a watermark with Windows 10 logo on it which is shown in Taskbar. But it can be hidden with Ctrl + Alt + Delete or Alt + Delete and type /WPWatermark is where you see it. Windows 10 watermark that appears on the screen of your computer once you start to install it. And after some time, it gets hidden as you press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and type /WPWatermark is where you see it.

Windows 10 watermark that appears on the screen of your computer after you start to install it. And after some time, it gets hidden as you press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and type /WP Watermark is where you see it. You might find this quite irritating. Well, there is a simple way to un-install it. Go to the Start Menu.

How can I activate Windows 10 permanently?

Well, you probably ask about a free way to do it… There is no chance that you do not know about the purchase of it.

Then, I will tel you what I do. That is the safest way, no risks of viruses and the activation is for the life of the PC.

Step zero: Check your BIOS for Legacy boot, because you may not activate Windows with the tool bellow! (Thanks Sean!)

First, install Windows 7 (Ultimate is recommended). Then use the tool named “Windows Loader v2.2.1 (or up) by Daz” – it is freely available.

Now you have Win 7 activated.

Get Windows 10 installation media with Media creation tool Windows 10 from Microsoft site.

Run the installer from Win 7 – do not boot Win 10 installer – just run it within live activated Win 7 connected to Internet. It will upgrade to Win 10 and will obtain a digital license from Microsoft’s servers – that is for the life of the PC!

Now, format the disk and do a clean install on Windows 10 – you have a digital license and for sure no viruses!


Is there any working activator available for windows 10?

Answer: Well you can activate windows using SLMGR using the command line of windows or else there are software’s which activate windows genuinely, the most popular one is: KMSPico (beware of fraudulent links of downloads).

Please take this solution just for educational purposes only. Bypassing the windows activation is a very serious crime. Do it at you own risk!

What happens if you never activate Windows 10?


When it comes to functionality,

  1. The major inconvenience is that you’ll see the “activate Windows watermark” at the lower right corner of your screen.
  2. You won’t be able to personalize the desktop background, window title bar, taskbar, and Start color, change the theme, customize Start, taskbar, and lock screen.
  3. you can’t get hands-on on a few Windows features that are only available after the activation. Such as dark system mode, Focus assist, Windows Hello, Windows Defender, and security.
  4. You will also notice a link appearing in your Settings app which will say: “Windows is not activated. Activate windows now.” That link and the watermark in your desktop area will remain until you activate your Windows 10 with a genuine license key.
  5. You can’t update your system. (if it is a cracked one then after updating it will always going to ask license key.)
  6. Microsoft will occasionally send you reminders to do the product activation. So, there may be some pop-ups when you are working or playing games that might cause inconvenience.
  7. However, you can set a new desktop background from File Explorer without activating Windows 10.

NOTE: Apart from those mentioned issues, you will not face any significant difficulties. For those who use their unactuated copy of Windows within 30 days of installation, their operating system will keep on working.


What is the difference between using the activated and unactuated versions of Windows 10?


The obvious one is “Personalize” is disabled, however you can change your wallpaper by using any program which has a built in “set wallpaper” option, for example, including the built-in Photo tool.

One really nice feature in Windows 10 is the Desktop Sync feature in Accounts, and that is disabled too. This allows you to sync your taskbar and start menu layouts, browser settings, saved passwords, mouse/printer settings and desktop look and feel across multiple Windows 10 devices. It’s actually really, really useful. I find the Start Menu takes time to customize, mostly because it’s 2D instead of 1D like the pre-Windows 8 days. So, you lose that ability too if you don’t activate.


So far we found an official workaround that you can use if you want to remove the Windows 10 watermark. You can follow the instructions here and you can turn off the “Windows 10 Download and Install” button to make the Windows 10 watermark disappear. It should be noted that this method only works on some computers.

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