Am tidying up an older machine that I suspect has had XP on it and now has 7 Ultimate on it. But I set a background wallpaper on it and after a few minutes it reverts back to a solid colour. The machine is running an Intel E7400 dual core and 4GB DDR2 RAM so quite capable of handing 7.
The sound for opening apps keeps changing too and a Google suggested it might be a pirated version. In the bottom right hand corner it has a tiny message that says "Test mode Windows 7 Build 7601.
Now I would go along with the the suggestion it was a pirated version this girl has bought but a search with SIW gives me a Windows Product Key.
I am not sure of where this version came from as there is no disk and the owner is away at the moment. It is downloading and installing updates which has me a bit confused too because I thought that if the OS was not genuine that would not happen.
So can anyone tell me what this Test Mode message is all about please?
If she has been sold a crooked deal then it is a shame as she has a lot of university and nursing studies already started on it.