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Revert Windows 7 hack

By zrs_12 ·
Apparently my friend downloaded a hack to remove the watermark, expiration, and send feedback button for Windows 7 build 7000 and ran it. Now, I am missing the watermark and the send feedback button, and it remains to be seen if the expiration crack worked. Anyway, it's fine that the watermark is gone and I don't care if it expires or not, but I want the feedback button back. I agreed to help improve Windows 7 and need to send some feedback. Having the button right there was very convenient. So, does anyone know how I can get this back?

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Simple. Reinstall Windows7 !! But first I've GOT to ask ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Revert Windows 7 hack

What in **** did you hope to achieve without any watermark ?

What expiration - it's a Beta !!??

What kind of BOZO panics because they can't send feedback that they 'agreed to', after having cracked the watermark and expiration date ?

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Re:Simple. Reinstall Windows7 !! But first I've GOT to ask ...

by zrs_12 In reply to Simple. Reinstall Window ...

First of all, I didn't install the crack, but I guess the watermark removal is for aesthetics. It expires August 1, 2009 according to Microsoft. I'm not panicking, I just would like to have easy access to sending feedback because I want Windows 7 to fair better than Vista.
Why would I want to reinstall? That's a lot of trouble for something so small. If I reinstalled, I would then have to reinstall everything I have put on Windows 7. That's too much of a hassle for me.

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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Revert Windows 7 hack

Copy and paste this into notepad and save it to the desktop as sf.reg. Double click on it and merge it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FeedbackToolEnabled"=dword:0000000
"FeebackToolEnabled"="1"

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RE: Try this

by zrs_12 In reply to Try this

No luck with that. I ran it, it exited successfully, I logged off and logged back in, but the button is still missing.

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My bad try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to RE: Try this

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FeedbackToolEnabled"=dword:00000003

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If your shortcut is missing

by Jacky Howe In reply to My bad try this

right click on the desktop and select New Shotcut and paste this line into the box and name it FeedBack.

%SystemRoot%\system32\control.exe -name Microsoft.FeedbackTool

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Re:My bad try this

by zrs_12 In reply to My bad try this

Thanks man. That worked flawlessly. I appreciate the help.

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Just in case something like this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Re:My bad try this

happens again. If you have Partitioned your drive go to Control Panel Backup and Restore and create an Image Backup. Save it to another Partition and you will be able to completely recover your System.

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Re:Just in case something like this

by zrs_12 In reply to Just in case something li ...

Yeah, I already have 4 partitions (XP, Win 7, and 2 linux) so I created a set of 3 DVDs as my back-up.

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That's great

by Jacky Howe In reply to Re:Just in case something ...

you are thinking ahead. If W7 was a clean install on a raw hard drive you would have gotten a 200Mb Recovery Partition that would allow you to restore from Backup but you will have to use the W7 DVD to access your Recovery DVD's now. Not to worry at least you have them. Don't try to install anything that isn't compatable with Vista or you will break it.

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