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"Test Mode" on Desktop

"Test Mode" on Desktop

"Test Mode" on Desktop

Installed Win 7 Pro on Monday. Everything working fine. This morning when I boot up, I see "Test Mode - Windows 7 - Build 7600" at the bottom right of the screen. I have seen that this was a problem in Vista (never ran it - clean install), but can't find any reference to Win 7. Any idea how to get rid of it, and why did it wait a week to show up?  

RE: "Test Mode" on Desktop

If you Google that message you get a lot of results. Have you disabled driver signature checking?


RE: "Test Mode" on Desktop


Windows 7 has imprinted the desktop with several watermark that will appear if the condition warranted, similar to Windows Vista. For example, "For testing purposes only" will appear if the user installs a beta or RC copy of Windows 7, "Evaluation copy" if the operating system installed is not activated yet, "Test Mode" when enabling the testsigning mode (allow non-CA signed self-signed certificate to be used), "Safe Mode" when booting into Safe Mode, and etc.
Source: MyDigitalLife


So if you followed Method 1 of how to disable signature driver checking, you may see "Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7600 on the bottom left corner of the screen". If you want to re-enable driver checking and remove the test mode message, just do the reverse of Method 1 by going into command prompt again (run as administrator) and type the following:

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF
source: Windows 7 Solutions

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RE: "Test Mode" on Desktop

Thanks BigBadBen, that took care of it (bcdedit). I wonder why it appeared after a week? Anyway, it's gone! Now I know what to do if I "&*&% up" again!!!

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