How to Remove ‘Send Feedback’ Link and Wallpaper Watermark On Windows 7 Beta

Those of you who were able to get their hands on new Microsoft Windows 7 Beta surely have some good and bad opinions about it. (mostly good from my experience so far). One of the bad things about this Windows 7 Beta release that I often hear from people saying is the ‘Send Feedback‘ link on any window you open. Or even watermark that is added to the lower left corner of every wallpaper that you set.

But note that people who say this are mostly the ones who plan to use Windows 7 as their main operating system and plan to use it until it expires. (August, 2009) So those things are little annoying. Unlike those who just want to test the new version of Windows and actually send feedback to Microsoft developers about various bugs and things that could be improved. Now let me say that I strongly encourage you to do this. This public beta release of Windows 7 is mainly because of that after all – So we can have the final version of Win 7 shaped by our own opinions and wishes.

So for those of you who want to remove these annoying things (Take a look at images below to see what I am talking about), here is a simple fix that will help you do that.


How to remove Send Feedback link:

1. Run the Registry Editor (type regedit on the start Run menu)

2. Browse to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop

3. If it’s not already there, add a new DWORD (32-bit) value “FeedbackToolEnabled” and set its data field to 0.

4. The change should take effect on your next restart.

An alternative way to do this is to run this registry key file I have compiled for you. Just download, run and then restart your computer. (the easy way)

That should stop ‘Send Feedback‘ link from appearing on every opened window in Windows 7.

Now let’s move on to the next point.

How to remove the wallpaper watermark:

The process for doing this is a bit more complicated, having to patch the original user32.dll.mui file found on your Windows folder. So what I recommend you do is to download this utility (found via My Digital Life) that will take care of everything for you – notice however that this is only meant to work with Windows 7 Build 7000 (Beta 1).

But please remember that I highly encourage you to send feedback to Microsoft about any bugs that you find in Windows 7. My intention with this tip is to give you a fix for aesthetics if you will be using the Windows 7 beta for a prolonged time and the Send Feedback link bothers you visually. Ultimately what we all want is a flawless-as-you-can-get Windows 7 final release later this year.

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