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Windows 11 KB5011563 Update: Unsupported Devices Display Desktop Watermark

Windows 11 release KB update now! As the recent Windows 11 Release Preview said, Windows 11 will add a desktop watermark for unsupported hardware. Indeed the update did that on your device. How to remove Windows 11 Watermark? 

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Updated by Tracy King on Aug 09, 2023

As we mentioned before, Microsoft will add a Desktop watermark if you use unsupported hardware. Now, it comes true. In Windows 11 Build KB5011563, Microsoft officially enabled a desktop watermark on the Desktop that did not meet the official system requirements of the operating system. 

In this article, follow us to see what's new on this KB update and get solutions to remove Windows 11 watermark.

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Step 1. Click on the Start icon and select Settings. Step 2. Check the left panel and select...Full steps

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Update Point - What's New and Improvements

#1. New Change: update toast notification and watermark

Toast notification: Pop-up message appears on the left side of the Windows desktop.

Microsoft allows displaying three high-priority toast notifications at the same time.

#2. The security update also contains quality improvements:

1. Fixed a memory leak in wmipicmp.dll. 

2. Fixed the execution policy setting problem. 

3. Fixed an issue where Web browsers such as Edge could not render HTML generated by gpresult/ H correctly. 

4. Fixed an issue where AppLocker's PowerShell tests could not use the "access denied" error. 

5. Fixed an issue where kerberos.dll might stop working in the local Security authority subsystem Service (LSASS). 

6. Added support for Microsoft Account (MSA) pass-through in Azure Active Directory(AAD) Web Account Manager (WAM). 

7. Microsoft has fixed an issue where the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box doesn't correctly display applications requesting promotion privileges. 

8. Microsoft has fixed an issue where Microsoft OneDrive files could lose focus when being renamed and pressing Enter. 

9. Fixed an issue of SystemSettings.exe stopping working.

10. Fixed stop error om DirectX (0xD1、DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL)

Released by Microsoft: KB5011563 Preview

How to Install Windows 11 KB5011563 Update

Step 1. Click on the Start icon and select Settings.

Step 2. Check the left panel and select Windows Update.

Step 3. Then you can see the latest Windows Update info on the right side.

Usually, your device will get a note - "2022-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based System (KB5011563) is available."

Click the "Download & Install." 

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If your Windows update has not pushed this update yet, you can click the "Check for updates" button. 

Note: The update is not released on the Windows Update for Business channel. Wait for the following security update.

How to Remove Windows 11 Watermark - "system requirement not met"

Check and apply the temporary watermark remove solution:

Step 1. Click the Start icon from Windows 11 taskbar.

Step 2. Type registry editor on the search box and click the best match to open the Registry Editor program. Or press Windows + R to launch the Run box, input "Regedit," and press Enter to access the Registry Editor app.

Step 3. Follow the path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache (Directly copy and paste the path.)

Step 4. Right-click the SV2 (REG_DWORD) and select the Modify button.

Step 5. Modify the "Value data" from 1 to 0, and click OK.

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Step 6. Restart Windows 11 computer.

Once restarting completes, the watermark about "system requirement not met" will disappear from your Desktop. But modifying Registry Editor is a permanent solution if Windows 11 continues to release a new security update. Recommend to recheck Windows 11 system requirements and do a safe install.

Tips for Minimum Windows 11 System Requirements:

1. RAM - 4GB; Storage - 64GB or larger

If your PC's memory or storage is not meet the minimum level, the best move is to clean junk files and unnecessary files to free up space. Manually clean files consume much time and data loss, so we recommend another third-party software - EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition.

Use free partition software to extend drive space on the computer:

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Step 1. Shrink partition to free up space to extend partition.

If the hard drive has enough unallocated space to extend the target partition, jump to Step 2, and continue. If not, free up space first:

  • At the Partition Manager section, right-click on a partition next to the target partition and select "Resize/Move".
  • Drag the partition ends to free up space, leaving enough unallocated space behind the target partition, click "OK".
free up disk space to get unallocated space

Step 2. Extend the target partition.

Right-click on the target partition you want to extend and select "Resize/Move".

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Drag the target partition handle into the unallocated space to extend partition.

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Step 3. Keep all changes.

Click the "Execute Task" button and click "Apply" to keep all changes.

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2. Processors/CPUs: 

Fast speed: 1 GHz or faster with two or more cores.

3. TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0:

When your PC doesn't enable TPM 2.0, read on Windows 11 Download Without TPM 2.0.

4. System Firmware

Enable UEFI to start Secure Boot. For more detailed steps, read on: Enable Secure Boot for Windows 11

5. Graphics Card: Come with DirectX 12 or later with a WDDM driver.

6. Running Windows 10 version for upgrade: 

Windows 10, version 2004 or later.

Use A Free Windows 11 Checker

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and click "Toolkit".

Step 2. Click "Win11 Checker" to open this feature. Then click the Check Now button to start.

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Step 3. The Windows 11 compatibility result window will soon appear. All the incompatible and compatible configuration items will be listed.

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Final Words

Have you received the latest Windows 11 KB5011563 update? The update support adds a watermark for unsupported devices and adds up to three-priority toast notifications. It also contains some quality improvements you may need. If you are tired of the watermark on the foreground of the Desktop, pick the temporary solution - Registry Editor. Of course, the permanent method is to upgrade your hardware to meet the minimum requirements we listed.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.

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