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Verify unsigned drivers in xp.

Discussion in 'Software' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Someone contacted me because they are running a beta driver for their ati card but being unsigned Windows doesn't like it so I took him through the process of allowing the driver in.

    Start, Run, type sigverif, and then click OK.
    Advanced.
    Look for files that are not digitally signed.
    In the Look in this folder box, type c:\Windows\system32\drivers.
    On the Logging tab, save the file signature verification results to a log file check box is selected, and then click OK.
    Start

    He says it aint working, anyone know of any other way to do it?
     
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    Go to System Properties (sysdm.cpl), click the Hardware tab, open the Driver Signing button and choose the appropriate setting.

    Here's a step-by-step guide:

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...ver-installation-dialog-prompt-in-windows-xp/

    Hope that solves it!
     
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    I will send him the link and let you know how he gets on.

    Thanks Simon
     
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    What version of Windows and what platform? (e.g. Windows 7, Vista, 32/64 bit etc). I think In 64-bit Windows O/Ses, from memory, you can't allow unsigned drivers from within the O/S. You have to allow them at boot (press F8, select 'Allow Unsigned Drivers'). Also from memory, I think you have to make this choice every single time you boot - though I believe there is a hack to make the change permanent.

    Of course, that may no longer be true (or I could just be remembering wrong!) but it's worth trying.
     
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    Open CMD as an administrator and type the following :

    bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
    bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF

    I've heard reports that this hack no longer works (possibly as a result of an update) but I can't verify that as I've never actually had to use it!
     
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    XP pro 32 bit
     
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