Removing Windows Vista Beta trademark text on desktop?

Noted

macrumors regular
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Mar 13, 2006
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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?
 

balamw

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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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macrumors regular
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Mar 13, 2006
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Someone must know.. I've seen people with screenshots and its not there
 

balamw

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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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Stevey

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Jul 26, 2006
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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'
 

projectle

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Oct 11, 2005
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Did you restart the system after editing the registry?

That particular key is only accessed by winlogon.dll