Windows 7-10 Test Mode

Tech Tip

While not necessarily safe to allow non-standard/unsigned or development drivers on a system, one may do that in test mode. This is how you do (or undo) test mode in Microsoft Windows 7 and newer (including Windows 10).

Open an Administrator command prompt and enter this set of lines:

bcdedit -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON

Then reboot.

To turn it back off, and revert to normal is the same way in reverse:

bcdedit -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF

Reboot and you are back to normal.


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