According to reports, Microsoft had been planning to introduce a unsupported hardware watermark to Windows 11 since last month. But it looks like they’re finally rolling out the new annoying watermark inside an Release Preview ahead of a full release to all Windows 11 users.
This means that, if you’ve installed Windows 11 on any of your PC with unsupported hardware you will soon be welcomed by a new desktop watermark at the bottom-right corner of their desktop above the taskbar that says “System requirements not met. Go to Settings to learn more.” while this isn’t harmful and it can be safely ignored, it can be still pretty annoying look at daily.
Fortunately, there’s a way to remove the watermark. If your device has received the watermark after the update, you can edit Windows 11’s registry and modify the system keys to get rid of the annoying watermark.
To remove the unsupported hardware watermark follow the following steps:
- Press Windows+R to open a Run dialog box.
- In the Run dialog box type regedit and press enter which takes you to the Registry Editor window.
- Once inside the Registry Editor open “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” folder in the drop down list on the left side of the window,
- Now click on an entry called “UnsupportedHardwareNotifica tionCache” which will be right under Control Panel folder.
- Double-click on SV2 DWORD and change value from 1 to 0.
- Restart your PC.
After reboot, the watermark should be gone and will not appear again unless Microsoft revokes the hack with a server-side update.
Furthermore, as a word of advice be very careful when making changes to the registry and if you’re unsure about anything, don’t do it as you can easily break something important.
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