Automated Fix It Disables "Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7600" Message

Microsoft is providing a Fix It troubleshooter designed to automatically remove the “Test mode Windows 7 build 7600” message that some customers may see in the bottom right hand side of the desktop.

According to the Redmond company, the watermark mentioned above can appear on computers running Windows 7 in test mode.

There are two manual workarounds that the software giant detailed in KB 2509241, both designed to let users remove the message.

In addition, the Knowledge Base article also provides users with an automated Fix It troubleshooter which is free to download.

“The test mode watermark can appear if the test signing mode is started on the computer. This test mode may occur if an application whose drivers are not digitally signed by Microsoft is installed and still in the test phase,” the company said.

“Microsoft added test mode to Windows so that users can test programs without having to provide an authentication certificate. The message that (…) is displayed in the lower-right corner of the desktop when the computer is running in test mode.”

It’s also pretty simple to manually remove the watermark. Users need to fire cmd up, macking sure they run it with administrative privileges, and run the following command: bcdedit /set TESTSIGNING OFF.

Customers should restart their machines afterward, and in case that the “Test mode Windows 7 build 7600” message is still there, they should apply the following workaround:

“Click Start, and then type cmd in the Search box. Right-click cmd.exe under Programs, and then click Run as administrator. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and press ENTER after each command:

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS

bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF. Close the Command Prompt window, and then restart your computer,” Microsoft said.

Of course, downloading and running the Fix It troubleshooter has to be the simplest solution available from the software giant.

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