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Windows 7: How to Remove Windows 7 RC Watermark from Desktop

by Shivaranjan on May 16, 2009


If are using Windows 7 RC then you would have noticed a watermark on your desktop that reads “Windows 7. Evaluation Copy Build 7100.” In this post we shall discuss the various steps involved in removing the watermark from the Windows 7 RC.


How to Remove Windows 7 RC Watermark from Desktop

Note: Please backup all your files and also system files because there are chances that your Windows 7 getting corrupted as the Windows 7 system file user32.dll.mui will edited or modified. This tool will also backup the user32.dll.mui as user32.dll.mui.backup automatically.

1. Download the remove watermark script from here.

2. After you have downloaded extract the choose correct version based on your Windows 7 edition i.e. 32bit or 64 bit as the patch is available for both the versions.

3. Make sure that you have backed up all system files, you can create a system restore point or backup the file user32.dll.mui file from “\windows\system32\en-US\user32.dll.mui”  into a location from where you can retrieve later if needed.

4. Now right click the file and select “Run as administrator”


5. The patch or script will prompt you to confirm the action enter “Y” to confirm and proceed ahead.


As an additional safety feature this tool will backup “user32.dll.mui”  as \windows\system32\en-US\user32.dll.mui.backup. Once you enter the ‘Y’ as confirmation the script will run and take few minutes to finish. After the successful run the script will ask you to restart the Windows 7 for the changes to take effect.


6. After you restart the watermark should be disappeared or removed.


That’s it the the watermark is now gone and enjoy your Windows 7 RC.

The author of the script informs that there may be instances in which even after restarting the Windows 7 the watermark may be present, so in such cases the author mentions the following procedure: “open command prompt as administrator, run mcbuilder.exe again, then restart computer.”

When we tested we did not have any issues and this script or patch worked out of the box for us.

Via Deepxw.blogspot.com

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