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nick1gbr

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#1
I have windows xp pro, all was running well until....

I installed Windows Media player 9.

Now i have the windows build version on my desktop.

How do i get rid of it??

you used to be able to get rid of it with tweak ui but the tbs gone.

Any help would be appreciated

--Nick--
 
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eNuffSaid

Guest
#2
With TweakUI from Microsoft Powertoys you can also enable / disable the build info in the lower right hand of your desktop.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

You only need the TweakUI download, but Powertoys has more handy tools. In TweakUI go to GENERAL. Under SETTINGS, the last option "Show Windows Version on Desktop" can be "ticked" off.

Regards,
Willem Moolenaar

[edited the URL as this webforum cuts it off. you'll have to cut and paste it into IE now.]
 

Howling Wolf

We did not deserve this !
#3
eNuffSaid, you may be wrong at what he's asking...

nick1gbr, perform a search looking for "remove watermark", it's been discussed many a time.

But I'm kind enough to give you the registry patch provided by www.xp-erience.org itself a while ago, it works after reboot:

Hope you'll enjoy it !
 
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eNuffSaid

Guest
#4
Hi Ant -|- One,

We may be talking about the exact same thing. The problem with the "reg hack" method you suggest, is its simply "blanking out" 2 entire keys which are obviously there for a legit reason. The data within them is destroyed unless you did an export.

By using Microsofts TweakUI, you can simply turn this feature off OR on by ticking a check box. In my opinion its a better and nicer way to do it. Besides, TweakUI offers a lot more tweaks that are fun to play with.

Which ever one chooses (.reg key or TweakUI) they both get the job done. :D

Kind regards,
Willem Moolenaar
 

DFX

OSNN Senior Addict
#6
I have this too. There's no way of getting rid of it if your "testing" it.

I can't uninstall WMP8 or 9 either. What should I do, just wait patiently until its fully released?
 
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eNuffSaid

Guest
#7
Hi Ant -|- One,

No harm done. :)

DFX,

READ the thread, and you will be presented with no less than TWO solutions to your problem.

Kind regards,
Willem Moolenaar
 
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ZipTriX

Guest
#10
Originally posted by nick1gbr
I have windows xp pro, all was running well until....

I installed Windows Media player 9.

Now i have the windows build version on my desktop.

How do i get rid of it??

you used to be able to get rid of it with tweak ui but the tbs gone.

Any help would be appreciated

--Nick--
This should work. Just apply and a reboot may be needed.
 
#11
regedit:

HKey_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\mi
crosoft\system certificates\CA\certificates\F
EE449EE0E3965A5246F00E87FDE2A0
65FD89D4


HKey_Local_Machine\software\mi
crosoft\system certificates\ROOT\certificates
\2BD63D28D7BCD0E251195AEB51924
3C13142EBC3

Remove both lines and restart computer.
 

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