Windows 10: getting watermark to activate windows

Discus and support getting watermark to activate windows in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Have had windows 10 since the free upgrade when it was released in 2015. In the past week there is a water mark saying to activate windows. I have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by ChrisHarker1, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. getting watermark to activate windows


    Have had windows 10 since the free upgrade when it was released in 2015. In the past week there is a water mark saying to activate windows. I have tried to enter the product key that is on this computer and am told it is not good. I think this happened when the lastest update was installed. What can I do?

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    ChrisHarker1, Jul 27, 2021
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  2. Activate Windows Watermark

    Hi Duncan,

    The Windows activation watermark is usually appearing if the activation servers detect that a device is not activated. For further help with activating your copy of Windows 10, visit this
    link. If the same issue persists after performing the troubleshooting suggestions on the link, follow these steps:

    • Using Cortana, type Notepad and then click on Notepad (Desktop app).
    • Type the following commands in Notepad:
      • @Echo off

        taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe

        explorer.exe

        exit
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    • Save the file and name it as Activation.bat.

    • Change the Save as type to All files.

    • Locate the file, right-click on it and then choose Run as Administrator.

    • After running the file, restart your computer and then check if the same issue persists.

    Let us know if further assistance is needed.
     
    Darleen Pen, Jul 27, 2021
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  3. Activate Windows watermark

    I keep getting the Activate Windows watermark. I have done the suggested things such as editing the regedit, creating the removal.bat file, but the watermark keeps returning.

    My windows is legit, and I have had it for 3 years now. Can someone please help me?
     
    sharonHulll, Jul 27, 2021
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  4. wu-tang Win User

    getting watermark to activate windows

    Can't permenantly get rid of "Activate Windows" watermark

    I started on a clean install of Windows 10 on a new home PC build last year using one of the public keys available. Since then there have been several times that I've needed to reinstall Windows when I ran into problems and everything has been fine.

    A couple weeks ago I needed to reinstall again and did as I have before. Only now there is the ever-present

    "Activate Windows

    Go to Settings to activate Windows."

    watermark. I go into settings and click activate but I get red error text "Windows can't activate right now. Try activation later. If that doesn't work, contact your system administrator. Error code: 0x8007232B"

    The only way to get rid of it is to go to Settings->Update & Security->Windows Update where I have a bulletin

    "There's a problem with getting preview builds...

    • Your preview build settings need attention. Go to Advanced options to fix this issue."
    When I go to advanced options underneath "Get Insider Preview builds" and my microsoft account it says

    "Your security settings need attention to get Insider Preview Builds" with a box saying "Fix me" beneath

    Clicking the box displays a message box saying "Your security settings need attention. We need to change security settings on your device so you can get Insider Preview builds. We'll fix this right now, then you'll need to restart your device"

    I confirm and restart the PC. When it reboots the watermark is gone! However after several hours the watermark will reappear and the cycle restarts which is very annoying. I've tried activating through command prompt and even get "Successfully activated!"
    message but the watermark remains. How can I get rid of this watermark for good?
     
    wu-tang, Jul 27, 2021
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