WAT Remover – Free Activator Software to make Windows 7 genuine forever

Easiest Method to Activate/Crack Windows 7
WAT remover (by Hazar) is a great software which completely disables/removes the Windows activation time system, making any Windows 7 installation (Basic, Home, Ultimate) genuine forever. It is the easiest method available to hack Windows 7 activation and especially useful for PCs/Laptops in which windows 7 cannot be activated by any other method (Loader, vldr, PARADOX, StopTimer crack etc). Other activation methods do not work in some laptops/desktops having specific BIOS, for example my Acer laptop which has Insyde H2O BIOS. Hell! I tried every possible method to get Windows 7 Ultimate activated on it but failed. Interestingly every method run fine and displays message of “Operation Successful, Restart System”. But after restart Windows Activation Status still shows “xx days left to activate”. Then I came across this “WAT remover” tool which ultimately solved this problem once and for all. Simply speaking it removes the WAT (Windows Activation Time) from computer and thus your Windows 7 installation remain genuine forever. No activation countdowns, no “This copy of Windows is not genuine” watermark and no irritating “Activate Windows now” balloon notifications.

WAT Remover

WAT Remover

So to get freedom from Windows 7 activation woes, download the zip file from the link given at the end of this post and extract the WAT Remover app

Run the app as Administrator (right click on it and select “Run as administrator”)

Now click “Remove WAT” button

Confirm when asked

Wait for the process to complete and confirm restart
Done!! Welcome to your activated Windows 7

To confirm that “WAT” is removed, right click on “My Computer” and select “Properties”. If the process was successful there will not be any “Windows Activation Status” info column as earlier. This method works for all Windows 7 versions (Basic, Premium, Ultimate). I am not sure whether it will work for Windows Vista too. You can also restore WAT via this tool if required later on.

NOTE: It is recommended that you do not update Windows after WAT removal (by default Windows update is set as “Automatic”, change this option to “Never”), as it may reverse the process. Also if Windows somehow again starts to show as non-genuine and prompt for registration at start up, then run the above tool again and restore WAT – restart computer – run WAT removal tool one more time and again remove WAT and bingo! Windows is genuine again. You may repeat the process as many times as required in the future.

Download WAT Remover (zip)

Update (September 2014) – Unfortunately Box has deleted the WAT Remover file, I uploaded due to a DMCA complaint. So above link is not working now. Please use the comment form below to contact me providing your email address, I will send you the new download link of WAT Remover (I can’t give the download link here as they will again file a DMCA complaint against the file sharing site).

Update (August 2014) – Updated the WAT remover file! Also, you may refer to this post to activate Windows 8


40 Responses to WAT Remover – Free Activator Software to make Windows 7 genuine forever

  1. Vin D October 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM #

    This is the REAL DEAL! No B.S., offers, crap, etc. It works, and you can TRUST THIS PERSON.

    • mykhood June 16, 2014 at 2:16 AM #

      It does work, used it approx 30 times and all pc’s are still legal… thanx for the help

  2. Alex November 2, 2013 at 6:55 AM #

    OMG!!! AT LAST!! I have always had the popup saying Windows is not genuine and taking me off full screen games just to say it. I got so fed up earlier on I nearly actually bought it then thought, lets find a crack. So much relief now, I’m a very happy person 😀 Many millions of thanks to the author!

  3. MonsieurFromage January 27, 2014 at 3:50 AM #

    Only working fix I’ve seen so far. Thanks!

  4. Dave April 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM #

    I upgraded my genuine Win 7 Basic to Ultimate online, and thought Great! Didn’t know I’d have to validate with a new key within 30 days, and tried dozens of useless keys before coming across your site and the ‘WAT Remover’ fix during research. It works great thanks and I’m truly grateful.

  5. Arslan May 28, 2014 at 9:28 PM #

    I LOVE THE AUTHOUR!!!!!! i have been looking for a genuine windows for over 2 years everything haad surveys and passwords but it doesnt have any and works 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% fine guyz if ur reading this then i will tell u that this person is really THE choseen one!!! “how can i come down when i feel sooooooo up!!!” 🙂

  6. Matthew June 14, 2014 at 2:39 AM #

    Thanks!!! Works great with no hitches or gimmicks!

  7. Maglaz June 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM #

    This works fantastically.

    No bullshit, no problems, no virus. Not even warnings, which surprised me.

    I will be posting here if I encounter any problems on the long run, but it seems to do the job perfectly for now.

  8. Blockbuster999 July 27, 2014 at 2:08 PM #

    wow, just wow, worked perfectly. if it says wat is already removed you may need to restore wat then remove it again for it to work.
    and antivirus will sometimes say the software is a virus, but that’s because it changes the wat files.

  9. sam August 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM #

    Brilliant…At last a site with no crap and everything works….what a breath of fresh air…..supereb……a big thank you

  10. joko August 15, 2014 at 11:19 AM #


  11. chris October 9, 2014 at 2:52 AM #

    pls send me link.. its been 1 year almost working on this damn error but still can’t remove those error pop-up in my windows.. thnx and more advance thankfull to u..

  12. Jasmit February 5, 2015 at 2:58 PM #

    Thanks a lot finally i got rid of that notification that irritates me the most.

  13. Tefflar March 5, 2015 at 11:35 AM #

    Hi Shoaib Siddiqui,

    I’m looking for an activation remover for Windows 7 Embedded SP1.
    Does this work with that?



  14. Fred Carr March 25, 2015 at 2:10 AM #

    Unable to download Wat from anywhere else, only succeed in downloading load of other useless ad dons along with shortcut only of Wat. Your version,ion would be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    F. C.

  15. david October 13, 2015 at 10:36 PM #

    ass****, you removed the download link. Typical scammer!

    • Roohi October 13, 2015 at 11:51 PM #

      You would have got the software by now if a valid email was submitted with your comment. I send download link of WAT Remover to 5-10 email addresses on an average per day. Unfortunately you could not differentiate between a scammer and a genuine blogger.
      P.S. – Comment with your working email ID and I will provide you the download link.

  16. NEAL December 4, 2015 at 8:32 PM #

    after one year windows 7 activator does not work,how can i store them without corrupting the software???

    • Martin December 16, 2015 at 9:20 PM #

      You could try to run the WAT remover 2.2.6 again. First use the option restore WAT, and restart. Then run it again remove wat. Also make sure to remove the MS update KB971033 it performs a validation process for the copy of windows that is running on your computer..

  17. KiA January 11, 2016 at 8:04 AM #

    I just tried to run WAT Remover (as administrator) however every time I get the message “Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item”.
    Where could be the problem? I have Win 7 Ultimate.

    • Roohi January 14, 2016 at 12:35 AM #

      It looks like your Antivirus or Windows Defender is causing problem. Turn off any such software in your PC before running WAT Remover.

  18. T.W. Ambrose January 15, 2016 at 3:35 AM #

    It works, It really works

  19. maan January 28, 2016 at 10:18 PM #

    Thanks a lot finally i got rid of that notification that irritates me the most.

  20. Soham March 22, 2016 at 8:17 PM #

    How long does it take to finish the WAT removal?

    • Roohi March 23, 2016 at 1:13 PM #

      It hardly takes few minutes.

  21. Rick Barbitta October 26, 2016 at 1:08 PM #

    I am having the same problem with my PC as other folks. The message keeps popping up. This copy of windows is not genuine. Windows 7 Build 7601 (I am using Windows 7 Professional.). I did the command prompt as administrator and the slmgr/rearm thing 3 times. I even modified the reset for the rearm thing through the regedit.exe file. . It worked for a while. But now it won’t work anymore. And it is now saying I have to reinstall Windows 7 again. I have researching about this and I am reading a lot about this Remove WAT v Software. What I have read about this software has been pretty good but I have also heard of a program called Windows Loader v 1.9.3 from DAZ. that claims it is a better software program to use with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit than the Remove WAT Software. Could you please recommend what your thoughts are about this and could you please send me the link for the download to the one you think is best for my situation? Thank you .

  22. Petar November 11, 2016 at 5:06 PM #

    Please send me the wat remover as soon as you can, I tried to find it myself, but ended up with tons of malware which I have trouble cleaning up now. 🙁

  23. Yury November 17, 2016 at 7:53 AM #

    You must be tired of it by now, but I see You still respond -bravo! So, hey, can I have one of them, too? 😉

    • Shoaib November 17, 2016 at 11:24 AM #

      No dear, I am not tired! Actually I love to help my readers. If I had any problem I would have deleted it. This post gets many comments daily which are not published because they are identical link-request type. However I send download link to all of them. So don’t worry ☺

  24. Bazngaaaaa January 8, 2017 at 4:56 AM #

    Just commenting to test if comment system is fake or not, just want to make sure the good reviews are genuine

  25. Surya February 5, 2017 at 4:47 PM #

    Is there a similar tool for MS Office Standard 2013 activation.???????

    • Shoaib February 10, 2017 at 2:48 PM #

      Yes, there is!

  26. Forrest Bailey April 23, 2017 at 4:52 PM #

    Hey Shoaib,
    In order to shorten a long story, I will suffice in saying I hate people who assume they need your stuff more than you do. I lost a great deal of Windows, and Windows related software including WAT. (some legit, some not) At any rate, shortly afterwards fried the processor and motherboard in a 2009 hp tower that I had a great deal of $ and TLC invested in.
    Now I am a disabled Iron Worker “Local 155” working with limited funds, and an Acer Aspire with a mere gig of ram and windows 7 starter that was given to me. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, I feel somewhat constrained to say the least. Anyway…. if WAT will unlock 7 starter, will you please send a link. Windows starter allows NOTHING !!!!, not even a damn screen saver! Hence I would be much obliged Shoaib.

    Thanks, Forrest

    • Shoaib April 23, 2017 at 9:14 PM #

      I want to make it clear that WAT Remover is a Windows activator i.e. if you have a Windows version which is asking for activation then WAT Remover will remove that buggy thing. However it looks like you have a Windows 7 Starter crap which comes bundled with most OEMs. It is already activated so WAT Remover will do nothing in such case. I would suggest you to upgrade your Windows 7 to Pro or ultimate version via Internet or else and then use WAT Remover to activate it. I have sent you the WAT Remover download link – check your mail!
      I hope this helps.

  27. Daniel August 10, 2017 at 11:43 PM #

    Ive tried a few different ways to bring some kind of resolution to the ‘activation’ and the Windows ‘not genuine’ issue to no avail. The hacks I’ve tried were superficial and hence completely ‘cosmetic’ in my opinion. So here goes nothing…as I throw caution to the wind and respond, including submitting my email address as requested in the the hope of being sent a functional ‘Link’ to activator software that will ‘make windows genuine forever’ (I will believe that when I see it!). I mean how do i know the ’36 responses’ to WAT Remover et cetera are not fabrications and this entire exercise will turn out to be another dead end and dud? (ie. I’ve not seen this Blog/website before)…ergo, ‘here goes nothing!’.

    • Shoaib August 11, 2017 at 11:54 AM #

      I have sent the link to the email address you provided. I hope it will clarify all your doubts.

  28. John August 14, 2017 at 10:24 PM #

    Hi Shoaib,

    I have been reading your article and posts and replies. You are helping so many people. I have Windows 7 Ultimate which was installed on my machine when I bought it used (I have a Lenovo X61s).

    I have done the slmgr -rearm a number of times and also the regedit fix changing 0 to 1 and am now getting the 0xC004F025 message saying “Access denied the required action requires elevated privileges.”

    So many hassles over the past six months dealing with “This copies of Windows is not genuine” issue. So if WAT Remover will help me, thank you so much sending the link!

    I really appreciate your help in this matter.

    Thanks again and have a great day.

  29. E Hamingburn November 21, 2017 at 6:06 AM #

    Hello Shoaib,
    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been trying to make a dual boot mac for one piece of software that requires windows. Thank you in advance for all your efforts.

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