How to Disable Test Mode in Windows 10 / 11

Some Windows 10 users have complained about an issue of seeing an annoying ‘Test Mode‘ message on their desktop. If you are seeing a similar message on your computer, don’t worry. In a few steps, you can remove the text message from your desktop.


Fix 1- Remove Test Mode message using Command Prompt-

To remove the text from your desktop screen all you have is to pass a single command through PowerShell or Command Prompt.

1. What you need to do is to click on the Windows icon and type “cmd“.

2. Then, right-click on “Command Prompt” in the elevated search result and choose “Run as administrator“.


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3. To switch the test signing mode ‘Off‘, copy-paste this simple command and hit Enter to execute it in the terminal.

bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF




When you see the confirmation message “The operation was completed successfully“, close Command Prompt window.

Now restart your computer to complete the process.

Note: – If you see a message which says The boot configuration data store could not be opened ,Access is denied, then you will have to disable secure boot in BIOS.

Fix 2 – Make sure your windows is activated

1 -Search Activation settings in windows search and click on it

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2 -Now, make sure windows is activated

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That’s it! The ‘Test Mode’ text will not bother you anymore.

6 thoughts on “How to Disable Test Mode in Windows 10 / 11”

  1. When I type in the command as a administrator it says
    An error has occurred setting the element data.
    The value is protected by Secure Boot policy and cannot be modified or deleted.

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