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Windows 7: "Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7601" Displayed What Should I do About It?

13 Oct 2013   #1
spin dr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
"Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7601" Displayed What Should I do About It?

I have "Test Mode", Windows7, Build 7601 displayed in the lower right corner of my monitor screen (I did not activate it), it has been present for about 6 months.

I recently had BSOD and a corrupted Realtek driver issues that have been resolved and my PC seems to be operating normally now, don't know if these problems were related to "Test Mode"?


1. Is there any risk to my PC by leaving it in "Test Mode"?

2. If I turn "Test Mode" off and my PC becomes unbootable how would I recover from that?

3. Is there any way to find drivers on my PC that may rely on this "Test Mode"?

4. Under the circumstances, what should I do about the Test Mode" setting?



I have attached a SF Diagnostic Tool scan of my PC, hopefully it will be helpful in evaluating my questions.

Thank you for any assistance!




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13 Oct 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello spin dr,

This may be able to help to remove the test mode watermark. It'll give you more information about test mode as well.

“Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7601" Watermark - Remove from Desktop

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Oct 2013   #3
spin dr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello spin dr,

This may be able to help to remove the test mode watermark. It'll give you more information about test mode as well.

“Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7601" Watermark - Remove from Desktop

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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I have read the tutorial but it doesn't really answer my questions.

I am concerned that turning the Test Mode off may render my PC unbootable because I may have drivers that rely on Test Mode to function. If I turn Test Mode off and my PC becomes unbootable or otherwise unstable how would I recover from that?

My PC skills are quite limited.

Thank you for any assistance!
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13 Oct 2013   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spin dr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello spin dr,

This may be able to help to remove the test mode watermark. It'll give you more information about test mode as well.

“Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7601" Watermark - Remove from Desktop

Hope this helps,
Shawn
e


I have read the tutorial but it doesn't really answer my questions.

I am concerned that turning the Test Mode off may render my PC unbootable because I may have drivers that may rely on Test Mode to function. If I turn Test Mode off and my PC becomes unbootable or otherwise unstable how would I recover from that?

My PC skills are quite limited.

Thank you for any assistance!
Make a system image (will back up the entire hard drive): Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Then, follow the tutorial that Brink posted the link to above.

If that messes something up, let us know, so we can help you more. You can always restore the system image to get your computer back to the way it was before you disabled the message using this tutorial (But please, let us try and fix the problem. This is a last resort.): System Image Recovery
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13 Oct 2013   #5
spin dr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spin dr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello spin dr,

This may be able to help to remove the test mode watermark. It'll give you more information about test mode as well.

“Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7601" Watermark - Remove from Desktop

Hope this helps,
Shawn
e


I have read the tutorial but it doesn't really answer my questions.

I am concerned that turning the Test Mode off may render my PC unbootable because I may have drivers that may rely on Test Mode to function. If I turn Test Mode off and my PC becomes unbootable or otherwise unstable how would I recover from that?

My PC skills are quite limited.

Thank you for any assistance!
Make a system image (will back up the entire hard drive): Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Then, follow the tutorial that Brink posted the link to above.

If that messes something up, let us know, so we can help you more. You can always restore the system image to get your computer back to the way it was before you disabled the message using this tutorial (But please, let us try and fix the problem. This is a last resort.): System Image Recovery

What am I risking by leaving "Test Mode" on?

Thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2013   #6
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spin dr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spin dr View Post
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I have read the tutorial but it doesn't really answer my questions.

I am concerned that turning the Test Mode off may render my PC unbootable because I may have drivers that may rely on Test Mode to function. If I turn Test Mode off and my PC becomes unbootable or otherwise unstable how would I recover from that?

My PC skills are quite limited.

Thank you for any assistance!
Make a system image (will back up the entire hard drive): Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Then, follow the tutorial that Brink posted the link to above.

If that messes something up, let us know, so we can help you more. You can always restore the system image to get your computer back to the way it was before you disabled the message using this tutorial (But please, let us try and fix the problem. This is a last resort.): System Image Recovery

What am I risking by leaving "Test Mode" on?

Thank you!
I just meant that if you turn test mode off and your Windows installation starts acting up, you can restore it back to the way it was. I have never had this issue, so I don't know what it could mess up. Making the system image copies everything on your hard drive so whether your Windows install got corrupt or your hard drive was replaced, you could restore Windows (programs, settings, user profiles, music, pictures, documents etc) back to the way it was when the backup was made. My recommendation is to do create the system image, turn the message off, then see if your computer is running like it was before. If not, we will be happy to help you figure out the problem.
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