Removing Windows Vista Beta trademark text on desktop?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Noted, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Noted macrumors member

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    Is there a way to remove the "Windows Vista (TM) Beta 2 Evaluation Copy. Build 5384" text from the bottom right of the desktop?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    It's usually a registry key

    HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\PaintDesktopVersion set it to 0 to disable.

    Works for XP and 2K IIRC, but could work on Vista.

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    Someone must know.. I've seen people with screenshots and its not there
     
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    It seem you can remove it with a resource editor, google for reshack and vista, but it seems that introduces some instabilities so be really careful!

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  8. Stevey macrumors newbie

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    Okay Im using 5472.5 so i dunno if it works on 5384 just right clikc on your desktop click 'View' and de-select 'Show desktop icons'
     
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    people could just be editing the screen capture files with photoshop to remove the beta text.
     
  10. crees! macrumors 68000

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    A more interesting question is why does it need to be removed?
     
  11. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Did you restart the system after editing the registry?

    That particular key is only accessed by winlogon.dll
     

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