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Test Mode

by Tbird71 / September 30, 2012 12:13 PM PDT

I just bought a Lenovo P580 laptop with windows7. On the desktop in the lower rt corner just above the task bar it says "Test Mode". Is there a way I can remove this? I don't want to take it back since I have everything set up the way I want it. Doesn't seem to be affecting the operation.

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It appears this happens when you install a non factory OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2012 12:42 PM PDT
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Not recognized
by Tbird71 / September 30, 2012 1:30 PM PDT

I tried the suggestion in the link but when I type in- Bcdedit.exc-set TEST SIGNING OFF it says NOT RECOGNIZED. I am running as administrator.

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Remember the clues given
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2012 1:36 PM PDT
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Only lead me to think this is not the OS the maker supplied.

Also, it's a warranty situation. Well, maybe? Maybe you got this from the back of a truck? The details are so slim that I'd guess badly but as I've seen this before, my fix is to get the OS from the laptop maker as installing Windows is not easy enough in my opinion.

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Best Buy
by Tbird71 / September 30, 2012 1:57 PM PDT

I bought this new from Best Buy

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by Tbird71 / September 30, 2012 2:10 PM PDT
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Thank you, I found a link to Microsoft fix it and took care of the Test Mode watermark.

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Very odd situation.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2012 1:57 AM PDT
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I've yet to see a new PC do this. At times you wonder if they will soon have you doing even more repairs to new products.

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