You have downloaded and installed a new Windows IoT 10 Snapshot, but the activation could not be restored. As a result, your Windows desktop shows a watermark and a message that Windows is not activated.


  1. Right-click in the Windows taskbar and select Enable Windows.

    If the write filter is activated, a corresponding message appears.

  2. If the write filter is enabled, open the setup, go to System > Unified Write Filter and deactivate Enable UWF.

  3. Restart the thin client.

  4. Select  Enable Windows.

  5. Restart the thin client.

  6. Select Enable Windows again.

    The activation should be successful. If not, you can try restarting the thin client and reactivating Windows.