How to Remove "Activate Windows" Watermark from your Screen

The "Activate Windows" watermark will only come up if your activation key is expired and if you would like to remove the watermark from your screen; I have a better way to re-activate your windows using the 180-day trial license.

We'll be learning how to remove the Windows watermark using the KMS client key or by using a simple CMD prompt.

METHOD 1: MANUAL METHOD

How to Permanently Remove Activate Windows Watermark USING KMS


Without wasting much time, let's get started by selecting any of the latest activation keys below;
Windows 10 Home: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99
Windows 10 Home N: 3KHY7-WNT83-DGQKR-F7HPR-844BM
Windows 10 Home Single Language: 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH
Windows 10 Professional: W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
Windows 10 Professional N: MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9
Office 2019: NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
Office 2016: XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99
Windows 8: BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4
Windows 8 Single Language: 2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQ
Windows 8 Professional: NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4
Windows 8 Professional N: XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ
Windows 8 Professional WMC: GNBB8-YVD74-QJHX6-27H4K-8QHDG
Windows 8.1: M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK
Windows 8.1 N: 7B9N3-D94CG-YTVHR-QBPX3-RJP64
Windows 8.1 Single Language: BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66
Windows 8.1 Professional: GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9
Windows 8.1 Professional N: HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY
Windows 8.1 Professional WMC: 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P
Office 2013: YC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT
Office 2010: VYBBJ-TRJPB-QFQRF-QFT4D-H3GVB
  • 1. Now, Open the command prompt as the administrator
  • Next, use the "slmgr /ipk yourlicensekey" command to install a license key. In this example, I am using Windows 10 Professional so the client key here is “W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX“.
(yourlicensekey in the above code  is the activation key that corresponds to your Windows edition).

  • Now, Click on "Enter" to run the command
  • The next thing to do is to set the KMS machine address;
  • Use "slmgr /skms kms8.msguides.com" to connect to my KMS server
  • Finally, activate your windows by running the "slmgr /ato" in CMD

If you see the error 0x80070005, it means the server is busy. Please try the command “ato” again until you succeed.

Now check your activation status again 😎

That's it.

If after you've followed the above steps and the watermark is not removed, it means your Windows is not activated successfully. In this case, you can drop a comment below.

METHOD 2

HOW TO REMOVE ACTIVATE WINDOWS WATERMARK CMD

This procedure is similar to the above step, the only difference is that it your windows will remain unactivated but the error message will no longer display on your laptop screen.

You may have to copy the command prompt below, then follow the instructions after it to remove the watermark permanently.

bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF

  1. Go to your search bar, type CMD, and run the app as an administrator
  2. Paste the copied command prompt into the box and hit "ENTER"
  3. RESTART YOUR PC and the Watermark should have disappeared from your screen.

If you need help on activating your Windows properly, look at these articles:

How to Permanently Activate Windows 8/8.1 Using CMD Free

How to Permanently Activate Windows 10 Using CMD Free

How to Permanently Activate Windows 11 Using CMD Free

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