Windows 10: Windows activation and test mode watemark

Discus and support Windows activation and test mode watemark in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I just bought a new computer with Windows 10 home preinstalled in it. I just upgraded to Windows 10 enterprise. After upgrading, I have not been able... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Su YeengNgion, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Windows activation and test mode watemark


    I just bought a new computer with Windows 10 home preinstalled in it. I just upgraded to Windows 10 enterprise. After upgrading, I have not been able to activate windows, the error message I receive is ( We can't activate windows on this device right now. You can try activating again later or go to the Store to buy genuine windows. Error code: 0xC004F025 ).

    Also, I have been constantly getting the "test mode" watermark appearing on my screen. I have tried typing bcdedit/set TESTSIGNING OFF in CMD and it does not work.


    Any help would be much appreciated!

    :)
     
    Su YeengNgion, Jul 25, 2019
    #1

  2. Test Mode Watermark Windows 10

    Hi Lee,

    To assist you better, kindly provide us more details by answering the following questions:

    • Which operating system are you using?
    • When did you start encountering the issue?
    • Have you made any changes on your computer prior to the issue?
    The test mode message indicates that the test signing mode of the operating system is started on the computer. The test signing mode may start if an installed program is in a test phase because it uses drivers that are not digitally signed by Microsoft.
    Microsoft added test mode to Windows so that users can test programs without having to provide an authentication certificate.

    Meanwhile, to help resolve your concern, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X on your keyboard.
    • Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Copy or type the command below and then hit Enter:

      bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF

    Should you need further assistance, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Monica Cam, Jul 25, 2019
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  3. Marie Ave Win User
    Test Sign mode

    Hi Koutz,

    The test mode message indicates that the test signing mode of the operating system is started on the computer. The test signing mode may start if an installed program is in a test phase because it uses drivers that are not digitally signed by Microsoft.

    I'd like to know some details of the concern to help provide the appropriate resolution. Kindly answer the following question below:

    • Which build and version of Windows 10 are you running?
    • Is BitLocker enabled on your computer?
    For you to disable the test mode, you will need to run it as an administrator. To do this:

    • Search cmd on the taskbar then right-click on
      Command Prompt
      then select Run as administrator.
      If you are prompted by a User Account Control window, tap or click Yes.
    • In the Command Prompt window, type the following command, and then press Enter:bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF
    • After you see the confirmation, close the Command Prompt window.
    • Save any unsaved work, and then restart the computer.

    If it still wouldn't disable the test mode, I suggest that you enable the built-in administrator account so you can disable this feature. Please note that you will be using this solely for troubleshooting purposes only. I do recommend disabling this after
    the troubleshooting to avoid messing up your computer's functionality.

    To enable the built-in administrator account, follow these steps:

    • Type cmd in the search bar, right-click Command Prompt, and then click
      Run as Administrator.
    • When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
    • At the command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes, and then press Enter.
    • Type net user administrator <Password>, and then press Enter.

      Note In this command, <Password> represents the actual password that you want to set for the administrator account.
    • Type exit, and then press Enter.
    • Log off the current user account.
    • Log back in with the admin account then disable the test mode by following the steps above or you can refer to this
      link.

    To disable the built-in administrator account, follow these steps:

    • Type cmd in the search bar, right-click
      Command Prompt
      , and then click Run as Administrator.
    • When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
    • At the command prompt, type net user administrator /active:no, and then press Enter.
    • Type exit, and then press Enter.
    • Log off the current user account.
    Update us with the results.
     
    Marie Ave, Jul 25, 2019
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  4. Windows activation and test mode watemark

    Test mode Windows 10 Pro Build 10240

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you have issues with applications after installing Windows 10. We will help you to resolve the issue.

    Since you are in Build 10240, I suggest you to update Windows to the latest Build 10525 and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    I also suggest you to run the program in Compatibility mode, please follow the below steps:

    • Right click on the Program
    • Click on Properties
    • Click on Compatibility tab
    • Select Run this program in compatibility mode and select the operating system accordingly from the drop down list.
    Please refer the response created by Andre Da Costa (MVP, Community Moderator & Wiki Author) given below.

    Windows 10 Test Mode watermark

    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Jul 25, 2019
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