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  1. Joined : Jan 2016
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    Windows 8.1/10
       14 Aug 2016 #1

    Watermark?


    Why am I getting a watermark in the newsest build. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14901


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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 528
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       14 Aug 2016 #2

    It's normal for insider preview builds.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8.1/10
       14 Aug 2016 #3

    They stopped these. The last one didn't have one. I need a real answer.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 528
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       14 Aug 2016 #4

    Towards the end of the last batch of insider previews the watermark was removed, signifying that the release is getting close to the final.

    Now we have started a fresh batch the watermark has returned. Hope this helps explain it better.
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,197
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       14 Aug 2016 #5

    Watermarks denote progress. Once a Landmark build is released, the Watermark is omitted.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8.1/10
       14 Aug 2016 #6

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Watermarks denote progress. Once a Landmark build is released, the Watermark is omitted.
    Some better answers thank you.

    omitted good one bro.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8.1/10
       14 Aug 2016 #7

    thegeriatric said: View Post
    Towards the end of the last batch of insider previews the watermark was removed, signifying that the release is getting close to the final.

    Now we have started a fresh batch the watermark has returned. Hope this helps explain it better.
    Yes if you have one.
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  9. Joined : Apr 2014
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       14 Aug 2016 #9

    Alphamale said: View Post
    They stopped these. The last one didn't have one. I need a real answer.
    The last few Insider builds that proceeded the RS1 or Redstone 1 update were themselves also RS1 builds but not RTM. Those latest were still developer builds that simply saw the watermark removed since they weren't the designated update while the activation status has a much longer extension then the other Preview type builds.

    Now that the Redstone 1 is out the new builds forthcoming will be preparing over time for the next Redstone 2 and 3 updates scheduled to be seen in 2017. They could still see a name change however since the Threshold 2 last November was still only the first major update for 10. Never go specifically by number only since those change too frequently!

    The previous posts signify the progression of developer builds seen until the major update is soon to be out where at that time the last few builds will not be seeing the usual watermark. Unlike what seen in years past between XP, Vista, 7 for sure the RC builds would still be seeing watermarks when following the beta builds. With MS doing away with service packs and incorporating most all updates into newer builds as well as changes made from gathering user feedback a new twist of temporarily not seeing the usual is something MS tossed into the mix.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Aug 2016 #10

    Alphamale said: View Post
    They stopped these. The last one didn't have one. I need a real answer.
    That is a real answer.

    Yes, they stopped the watermarks when they started creating "release escrow" builds, which are builds that might be the real final release if no bugs are found. As soon as new development starts, the watermarks (and the expiration) return.
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