Are you getting the watermark at the right bottom of the corner on windows 10 of your desktop or laptop "Activate Windows – Go to Settings to activate windows"? I got this notice a few months ago. It is quite irritating and annoying, as well. It does not appear while just after opening the windows, but after 20-30 minutes of running, you will see the watermark. I'm sure that you don't like the activate windows watermark and want to remove it permanently anyhow as possible without investing in the license key. Right? 😉

The watermark has been shown because your windows license key has expired. If you are using an unlicensed version of windows, it might give you a 30-60 days trial pack, but after that period, a "beautiful" watermark comes, what you don't like and for that reason, you have come to this article to find out the way to remove that watermark. Okay, it's not beautiful, it's annoying. Don't be panic (Yeah, I was getting panic when I had to keep continue my work with that watermark), I'm here to help you to remove that annoying activate Windows watermark permanently from windows 10.
Remove Activate Windows 10 Watermark Permanently

What is windows 10 activation?

Windows Activation is an anti-piracy method of Microsoft corporation. It helps make sure that every Windows Operating System copy installed on your computer is genuine and not installed on any other device. Each and every genuine windows 10 has a unique product key that consists of 25 character code to activate windows. It looks like: xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

You won't get the "Activate Windows" watermark if you have updated your Windows operating system on a regular basis (the previous version of windows 10 should be genuine and activated). If you are still getting activate windows watermarks, you can activate windows 10 by inserting the earlier version of the windows 10 license key.

The main drawback of using unlicensed Windows 10 copy is unable to personalize your desktop/laptop. You won't be able to personalize desktop background, taskbar, theme, start color, windows title bar, lock screen, customize start, etc. All other services will work correctly as they usually do. So this is the only change (an activate windows watermark) you might notice when using unlicensed Windows OS copy.

Note:  Running a non-genuine (unlicensed) version of Windows 10 can increase the risk of virus attacks and other security threats. So I strongly recommend you to use only licensed or genuine Windows OS. Moreover, the company supplies you the software for running your desktop or laptop, at least they deserve the $$. 

Check your windows 10 activation status on your PC

Before any further process, you should check your activation status. If you want to know why you are getting the "Activate Windows" watermark message, go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation.

You will see your computer's status and what you can do to activate Windows 10 to remove windows watermark. The quickest and legal way is to purchase a license key for your windows 10 to stop getting a message- "activate windows". But who wants to invest money if a little trick can solve your problem without investing money for free. There are a few methods to remove activate windows 10 watermark permanently. I have tried all of them. Activation Troubleshooter, Registry Editor, using Universal Watermark Disabler, using a batch file, etc. but trust me, most of them are useless. It can remove the watermark for a maximum of 30-40 minutes, and then the activate windows watermark will appear. So that means you won't be able to remove that watermark from windows 10 permanently. Wait, I have got only one way that works perfectly to remove the watermark permanently. Yes- I say "Permanently." by creating a bat file. It will work for both Windows 10 home and windows 10 pro versions. It looks like:
The trick is very simple, yet it is working 100%.
  • Copy the code from below.

@echo off
title Activate Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 for FREE!&cls&echo =====================================&echo #Copyright: =====================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Windows 7 Professional&echo - Windows 7 Professional N&echo - Windows 7 Professional E&echo - Windows 7 Enterprise&echo - Windows 7 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 7 Enterprise E&echo - Windows 8 Core&echo - Windows 8 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8 Professional&echo - Windows 8 Professional N&echo - Windows 8 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core&echo - Windows 8.1 Core N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional N&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 10 Home&echo - Windows 10 Home N&echo - Windows 10 Home Single Language&echo - Windows 10 Home Country Specific&echo - Windows 10 Professional&echo - Windows 10 Professional N&echo - Windows 10 Education N&echo - Windows 10 Education N&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB&echo - Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB N&echo.&echo.&echo ====================================&echo Activating your Windows... & cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk W82YF-2Q76Y-63HXB-FGJG9-GF7QX >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQ >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk GNBB8-YVD74-QJHX6-27H4K-8QHDG >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 7B9N3-D94CG-YTVHR-QBPX3-RJP64 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99 >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 3KHY7-WNT83-DGQKR-F7HPR-844BM >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk PVMJN-6DFY6-9CCP6-7BKTT-D3WVR >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX >nul&cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9 >nul
echo ------------------------------------&echo.&echo.&set i=1
if %i%==1 set
if %i%==2 set
if %i%==3 set
if %i%==4 goto notsupported
cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /skms %KMS_Sev% >nul
cscript //nologo c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ato | find /i "successfully" && (echo.& echo ====================================== & echo. & choice /n /c YN /m "Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?" & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to the server failed! Trying to connect to another one... & echo Please wait... & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto server)
explorer ""&goto halt
echo ======================================&echo.&echo Sorry! Your version is not supported.
pause >nul
  • Open Notepad and paste that code in it.
  • Save the file as .bat file
  • Locate the file and Right-click on it.
  • Select "Run As Administration"
  • A command prompt will open and automatically close. After that, reboot your computer.
  • There is no more "activate windows go to settings to activate windows" on your PC.
So, finally no more headache. Enjoy windows 10 pro or home version without any license key and without any activate windows watermark permanently. 😃