The installation of Windows Vista SP1 beta has brought with it a little inconvenience for many users. Near the system tray on your desktop, it displays the quite obvious watermark of Evaluation Copy, Build 6001. This annoying watermark does not go off even if your Vista version is already activated.

If you are using your notebook or computer for making presentations, this watermark can be quite an embarrassment to you.

In this article, we will show you a way in which you can get rid of this bothersome watermark.

In the past, if you have removed the watermark from the unactivated trial version of Windows Vista OS, the process of removing the Vista SP1 beta watermark is very much similar. This process involves the usage of crack file, user32.dll.mui.

Step by step instructions:

  • You’ll need to first download the zip file package, This folder will have two files and namely the watermark_fix.reg and the user32.dll.mui.
  • Open a new folder and extract both the zipped files into that folder.
  • You will get the option to install new registry keys, after double clicking on the filename, watermark_fix.reg. A new right click option will be added to the contextual file or folder menus now. While right clicking on files and folders, this new item or command will read, ‘Take Ownership’.
  • You will need to use this new Take Ownership option on user32.dll.mui file. This file is located in, or the route to reach this file is, C:\Windows\System32\en-US\ folder. You’ll need to select the Take Ownership option just by right clicking on the file.
  • Just to be on the safer side, you could back up the original file by giving it a new name, user32.dll.mui.bak, and saving it somewhere in your hard drive.
  • Now you’ll need to copy and paste the downloaded crack file, user32.dll.mui into this folder. This process involves agreeing to replace the existing file with the same filename.
  • Your job is done now, and you can reboot your system.

When you restart the system, that annoying watermark of Evaluation Copy will have disappeared from your desktop.


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