Disable test mode message in Windows

If you see this message at bottom right of the desktop in Windows, it indicates that your computer is running in test mode. You can enable/disable test mode at any time. If you somehow see this test mode message and want to disable it, you can follow steps in this article.

Sample test mode message on Windows 7
Test mode message on Windows 7

Sample test mode message on Windows 10
Test mode message on Windows 10

What is test mode?

The test mode message indicates that the test signing mode of the operating system is started on the computer. The test signing mode may start if an installed program is in a test phase because it uses drivers that are not digitally signed by Microsoft. Microsoft added test mode to Windows so that users can test programs without having to provide an authentication certificate.
Reference: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2509241

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  1. Disable Test mode in Windows 7
  2. Disable Test mode in Windows 8/10

Step-by-step

Disable Test mode in Windows 7

  1. Open command prompt as administrator:
    1. On Windows desktop, click Windows icon at bottom left
    2. Type cmd in search field
    3. Right-click the cmd program
    4. Select Run as administrator

    Open command prompt (admin) in Windows 7

  2. On Command prompt window, type this command and press Enter.
    bcdedit /set TESTSIGNING OFF

    Disable test mode in Windows 7

  3. Restart the system and Test mode message will disappear.
    Restart Windows 7

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Disable Test mode in Windows 8/10

  1. On Windows desktop, right-click Windows icon at bottom left and select Command Prompt (Admin).
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  2. On Command prompt window, type this command and press Enter.
    bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF

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  3. Restart the system and Test mode message will disappear.
    Restart Windows 10

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