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Disabling drivers signature enforcement

  1. #1


    Posts : 66
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit

    Disabling drivers signature enforcement


    Hello. I've had to partially reinstal my Win8. This means I lost almost all my software and drivers. Now I have the headache again. On previous OS instance I had somehow disabled strict drivers signature (WHQL) control, so I was able to install even unsigned drivers like betas. Now on new OS, the annoying messages popup again and I can't for god remind where I had it disabled.
    What I have:
    - uninstalled defender
    - disabled UAC by sliding the slider down (however UAC is still reported as active in Security Center - a guide to totally get rid of UAC would come useful )
    - This hack doesnot remove the problem.
    I know for sure this control can be disabled like I was able to install almost everything previously.

    Tried also this hack and it doensot work:
    Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7
    Last edited by Anakunda; 20 Mar 2014 at 10:47.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 66
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit


    Bump, nobody has an idea?
    The particular driver I have the restrictions on is latest Intel HD Graphics driver beta - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...&DownloadType=
    This was installable on previous OS instance.
    The message it gives me is
    Error: Installed driver is not verified for this computer. Request appropriate driver from computer manufacturer.
    Setup will be terminated.
    Anybody can test the error?
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    hmm to disable driver sign reinforcement in windows 8 all u have to do is an advanced startup
    and just press the corresponding key to select disable signature reinforcement !
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  4. #4


    Posts : 66
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit


    This is what I did, F7 on advanced startup. The error is appearing still.
    Is the change persistent or one boot only?
    OS platform and build is exactly same (Win 8.1 Enterprise), hardware is exactly same.
    Does the error mean something else than driver signature problem? I'm 100% sure that present GPU model is listed in supported HW:
    This software driver package will install the Beta Intel® Iris™ and HD graphics driver for:
    4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000/4600/4400/4200 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000/2500
    ....
    ..
    .
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  5. #5


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    are u sure it matches ur chipset?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 66
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit


    Yes sure. If it didn't match it probably wouldn't install already on previous OS instance.
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  7. #7


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by sri2000 View Post
    hmm to disable driver sign reinforcement in windows 8 all u have to do is an advanced startup
    and just press the corresponding key to select disable signature reinforcement !
    That only works for that one boot up. On the next reboot it goes back to normal and the driver won't load. I've done it in the past and never found a way to make it stick for every boot up. Not in Windows 8 anyway.
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