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Remove “For testing purposes only. Build 6801″ watermark from your Windows 7 desktop

Our previous tutorial showed how to unlock protected features such as the superbar, remove the watermark and remove the 30 day trial.

In this tutorial we’ll just be showing how to remove the watermark at the bottom right of the screen on Windows 7 build 6801 desktops in easy steps. The watermark should state “For testing purposes only. Build 6801″ and look a little like the image below.

Windows 7 Taskbar

Once all steps have been completed, the watermark should disappear.

Windows 7 Taskbar

Step One – Switch off Windows UAC (User Account Control)

– Start Menu -> Control Panel -> User Accounts

– Find User Account Control, you’ll then be shown a vertical slider, move the slider to the bottom of the screen.

– Restart your computer.

Step Two – Rename user32.dll.mui

– Start Menu -> Computer -> C Drive -> Windows -> System32 -> en-US

– Your browser should now be at C:\Windows\System32\en-US\.

– Locate user32.dll.mui, right click it.

System32 - en-US

– Select the ‘Security’ tab, click the ‘Advanced’ button and then visit the ‘Owner’ tab.

– Select the ‘Edit’ button and make yourself the owner of the file.

– Exit that dialog, saving changes and return to the original properties dialog.

– Click the “Edit…” button, select Users and give yourself Full Control by selecting all the checkboxs.

– Exit properties saving changes.

– Rename user32.dll.mui to user32-backup.dll.mui.

Step Three – Finishing up

– Users of regular 32bit systems download x86. Users of 64bit systems download x64. This zip file contains a patched user32.dll.mui file.

– Extract the user32.dll.mui file and place it in the folder en-US (C:\Windows\System32\en-US\).

– Restart your system. Enjoy.

Windows 7 Taskbar

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  • http://doeswhat.com/tutorialwhat/ Tutorial What

    x64 patched user32.dll.mui is currently untested.

  • Pingback: Unlocking special/protected features and taskbar, removing 30 day trial and watermark on Windows 7 (build 6801) | Tutorial What

  • http://none TimeWriter

    X64 tested by me (Windows7 X64 build 8601), not working, that annoying message it’s still there. Why ?

  • asker

    Hey nice it’s work Thanks very mutch i like thise

  • DJ_Crash

    i can’t remove watermark in 64bit version how is it possable?

  • Pingback: Remove/disable "For testing purposes only. Build 7000" watermark and "Send Feedback" link from your Windows 7 beta 1 desktop | Tutorial What

  • Mauro

    It doesn’t work with windows 7 build 7000…..32 bits
    do u have another solution????
    bye thanks

  • http://doeswhat.com/tutorialwhat/ Tutorial What

    Unfortunately not at the moment. Very shortly though. Thanks Mauro.

  • Ron

    Remove Watermark build 7000

    Open up Regedit and navigate to the following keys:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA\Certificates\FEE449EE0E3965A5246F000E87FDE2A065FD89D4]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\ROOT\Certificates\2BD63D28D7BCD0E251195AEB519243C13142EBC3]

    And delete the pair of them, reboot and lo and behold dodgy testing message has vanished!

  • ahno

    Tried as posted by Ron. The For testing purposes only is now replaced by Evaluation copy. What am I missing here?

  • john

    this not working for windows 7 built 6801

  • tc

    didnt work for me…

  • tc

    anybody got a trick to remove the Evaluation copy now…..

  • tc

    thanks for the tip ron any idea how to remove the other….

  • John

    Windows 7 Beta x64 build 7000

    Worked but it seems to have broken a few things, like my gadgets. Going back to the old user32.dll

  • John

    My bad, it was turning off UAC completely that broke gadgets, turn UAC back on to get gadgets back. So I do have this stamp removed, and everything working;

    Windows 7 beta x64 build 7000

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  • Jorge A.

    Hi, thanks for this trick. I’m using Windows 7 build 7000 and I must say that works much better than Vista. This trick worked too in my build. Now I wonder how to remove the “Send Feedback” link showing on all windows.

  • evolver

    set value to 0 for this entry
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    “FeedbackToolEnabled”=dword:00000000

  • Alisneaky

    hey guys,

    i am using Windows 7, 7068 x64 bit version…i followed your instructions exactly, and the watermark is still there….the windows has been activited and is recognised as genuine, but the evaluation copy is still there….any ideas?

  • RogueWolf33

    hey everyone, im currently running vista 7100 and have tried everyone’s advice so far, although to no avail. even the two registry keys that Ron suggested, I could only find one of in my version.everything ive done has not seemed to change my O.S in any way. thanks for your time and efforts…
    sincerely
    RW33

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