Kim Barloso

How to permanently remove "activate Windows 10"


After installing Windows 10 OS from removable media, it is required to confirm the license rights for it by activating it by entering the special key. Otherwise, the software will only operate in test mode for one month. Until this period expires, Windows 10 notifies about the necessity of activation every time you turn on your computer. A watermark with the notification text appears and hangs at the bottom right of the screen.

Ways to remove this notice :

    This feature does not affect the performance and the speed of the computer in any way but annoys most users. Therefore most users try to find a way to remove it. And there are ways to do so. They are not difficult and do not require special training. However it is recommended to follow some rules when removing the message about the necessity of activation:

    • require to create a system restore point before uninstalling procedure to allow returning to the initial state if unsuccessful;
    • use third party tools exclusively from their official sites;
    • use proven methods with positive feedback.

    Another result may result in reinstalling the operating system completely.

    Please write in comments which method helped you.

  1. Hold the cursor on the item called "Manual" and press the right key of the manipulator. In the displayed tab in the "Value" change the value from 0 to 1. This will cancel the Windows activation reminder.
  2. Reboot the device.
  3. To reactivate the reminder you must change the value from "1" to "0" in the same way.

    How to hide the activation message at the command prompt

    1. Run the command prompt as previously or use the "Win+R" keys simultaneously and type service.msc.
    2. From the dropdown list find the "Software Protection" entry, right click on it and select "Stop". Under this directory, locate and remove all the /files of the form C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0.
    3. Return to the item "Software Protection", right click to display the menu and click "Restart".
    4. Reboot the system.

    Alert Management

    To remove the "Windows 10 Activation" prompt, you can disable the system alert responsible for this prompt. This is done by:

    1. Go to the settings menu and then to the notifications and actions item.
    2. To deactivate the alerts change the "On" option to "Off" in the corresponding items.

    Another annoying messages and recommendations may be similarly removed.

    Getting the Windows Activation Key

    Instead of the Windows 10 reminders, the license key is the surest way to solve the problem. It is not necessary to purchase it, there is a free application - KMSAuto, which picks up keys and injects them into the operating system. This application can be used to activate not only Windows but also any office programs.

    The workflow is as follows:

    1. Install KMSAuto and run it.
    2. Go to the program menu item "System". Here you find the Task Scheduler and you should select what you want to activate.
    3. Go back to the main utility window and select "Activate Windows" in the "Activation" tab.
    4. Finish the operation and restart the computer.

    How to remove the activation alarm using third third party software

    When performing this operation you should only use tested utilities. One of them is Universal Watermark Disabler. It allows you to:

    remove activation reminders from any version of Windows without any software damage;

    remove all watermarks from the monitor screen.

    How to use the program:

    1. Destroy all active programs previously saved.
    2. Download the application from the official site of the author and start it.
    3. If a window appears asking for confirmation click OK.
    4. The application will restart the operating system, after this the watermark is usually removed.
    5. If the activation message does not disappear you should restart WIndows 10.

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