Windows 10 Activation watermark causes mouse input lag

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  1. Posts : 55
    Winows 10 Pro 1809
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       #11

    NavyLCDR said:
    Sounds like the solution to your problem is to get rid of the "Activate Windows" overlay on your video. To do that you need to...... wait for it..... here it comes.....

    Activate Windows!
    Refer to my other thread.

    https://www.tenforums.com/windows-up...ml#post1743285
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  2. Posts : 8,633
    Mac OS Catalina
       #12

    PolisP said:
    I know 100% it is that overlay, all I ask is for info about it, how the overlay works, why it forces the vsync like delay, also, in game, my game is all choppy due to high fps, and when the overlay pops up, my fps is still unlimited but the choppyness is gone, so Im assuming its some form of vsync, not the type that limits the fps, also I have not modified my Windows 10 1903 in any way, shape, or form, litterally just installed the Windows 10 iso assistant or something like that, and went through the process of downloading it, extracted it, and setup windows 10. Also its not making my system lagging, it adds a slight delay to the mouse input.
    Has nothing to do with the watermark. You are Evaluating an OS that is far from the set time that MS allows. It is why insiders get an update every 30 days. It allows them to evaluate the OS. Now if you use a legal key with INSIDER EDITIONS OF home & Pro, you do not see the kind of issues that you are seeing.

    Regardless if what a certain member is getting upset about. It is perfectly legal under MS’s terms to evaluate the OS without activating, as ling as you are not in violation of the terms & conditions in the section that I posted.
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  3. Posts : 55
    Winows 10 Pro 1809
    Thread Starter
       #13

    bro67 said:
    Has nothing to do with the watermark. You are Evaluating an OS that is far from the set time that MS allows. It is why insiders get an update every 30 days. It allows them to evaluate the OS. Now if you use a legal key with INSIDER EDITIONS OF home & Pro, you do not see the kind of issues that you are seeing.

    Regardless if what a certain member is getting upset about. It is perfectly legal under MS’s terms to evaluate the OS without activating, as ling as you are not in violation of the terms & conditions in the section that I posted.
    You cant just say it has nothing to do with the watermark, when Im playing, its not the watermark that gets my attention after gaming, its the mouse input delay, basically, I feel it, then I look in the bottom right corner and there it is, the watermark pops up, and what else, it popped up after 3 hours of uptime, and it takes 3 hours for the watermark to pop up, so after it pops up, I just end the process explorer.exe to remove the watermark, and the input delay is gone, so it is the watermark, all I ask is how the watermark works, does it run in frames per second or what? how does it function?
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  4. Posts : 8,633
    Mac OS Catalina
       #14

    It is more than the watermark. Windows 10 has underlying features that take effect when you have gone over the eval period that MS allows with an install that is not activated. Suggest activating either with a previous Windows 8.x license or purchasing a license.
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  5. Posts : 24,602
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #15

    bro67 said:
    It is more than the watermark. Windows 10 has underlying features that take effect when you have gone over the eval period....
    I don't believe Windows 10 has an eval period like previous versions of Windows had. I understand that the 'unactivated' limitations are in place from the moment you install it.
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  6. Posts : 8,633
    Mac OS Catalina
       #16

    Bree said:
    I don't believe Windows 10 has an eval period like previous versions of Windows had. I understand that the 'unactivated' limitations are in place from the moment you install it.
    Correct. No one really knows all of the limitations that MS has used with Windows 10. Office is defined, same as everything else.
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  7. Posts : 55
    Winows 10 Pro 1809
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Bree said:
    I don't believe Windows 10 has an eval period like previous versions of Windows had. I understand that the 'unactivated' limitations are in place from the moment you install it.
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    bro67 said:
    Correct. No one really knows all of the limitations that MS has used with Windows 10. Office is defined, same as everything else.
    The mouse input delay isnt a limitation, its a bug, Im assuming it has something to do with the watermark overlays ability to show over any window.
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  8. Posts : 24,602
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #18

    PolisP said:
    The mouse input delay isnt a limitation, its a bug....
    Let's face it, fixing a bug that is only apparent in an unactivated system isn't going to be high (or even on) Microsoft's 'to do' list..
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  9. Posts : 12,427
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #19

    One thing I missed seeing mentioned is that there are alerts/warnings that come up with 'trial' software that essentials features will be missing or performance affected until all things have been completed such as activating a software. To some extent that goes back 20 or more years beginning with Shareware, try and if liking buy it or if not liking it delete it.
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  10. Posts : 55
    Winows 10 Pro 1809
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Bree said:
    Let's face it, fixing a bug that is only apparent in an unactivated system isn't going to be high (or even on) Microsoft's 'to do' list..
    Well I guess so, but I just wanted to know how the watermark works or whatever, so that I could probably fix it manually

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    bro67 said:
    Correct. No one really knows all of the limitations that MS has used with Windows 10. Office is defined, same as everything else.
    And the reason I know why its a bug and not a limitation is, when you end the process explorer.exe the watermark dissapears and the input delay goes with it, but once you relaunch explorer.exe via task manager: File > Run new Task > explorer > ok the watermark and input lag come back.
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