How to disable the "Test mode" message that is displayed in Windows

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asked Feb 19, 2015 by anonymous


When you start your computer, you receive the following message in the lower-right corner of the desktop, depending on your version of Windows.

  • Windows 8.1

Test mode Windows 8.1 build 9490

  • Windows 8

Test mode Windows 8 build 9200

  • Windows 7

Test mode Windows 7 build 7600

This message is displayed because your computer is running in test mode.



To resolve this issue in Windows 8, follow these steps:


  1. Swipe in from the right, click or tap Search, and then type cmd.
  2. Right-click Command Prompt in the search results. Select Run as administrator on the menu that appears at the bottom of the screen. If you are prompted by a User Account Control window, tap or click Yes.
  3. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command, and then press Enter:

bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF

  1. On seeing the confirmation, close the Command Prompt window.
  2. Restart your computer.


To resolve this issue in Windows 7, try these methods, in the given order.


  1. Go to Start, and then type cmd in the Search box.
  2. Under Programs, right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator.
  3. At the command prompt, type the following text, and then press Enter:


bcdedit /set TESTSIGNING OFF


  1. Close the Command Prompt window
  2. Restart your computer.

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