I’ve been living with this headache for over a year now, before even doing a full reinstall. While I didn’t reinstall in an attempt to clear the stuck badge, I was hoping that it would get fixed. Yeah. So much for that.
After much time wasted spent trying to find a fix or solution to no avail, I figured I’d try to give this a shot by taking semi-educated haphazard stabs in the proverbial dark. Go figure that after less than an hour, I had something that appeared to work, and in less than 2, something reproducible to share and save for posterity.