How-To-Config

A digitally signed driver is required

When installing old drivers on a new operating system there is a possibility that they have not be signed with the appropriate certificate. Since Windows Vista this is a requirment for all drivers on a 64 bit operating system.
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There are 2 solutions of how to bypass this error. One for Windows 7 and one for Windows 8 / 8.1:

Windows 7

1. Restart your computer and press F8 to go into the Advanced Boot Options:
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2. Select the “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement” option to bypass the Driver Signature check. Once booted in Windows you should be able to install the Driver

Windows 8 / 8.1

1. Press Win + C and click on Settings
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2. On the Settings tab press “Change PC Settings
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3. In the Control Panel screen press “Update & recovery
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4. Followed by “Recovery – Advanced Startup – Restart now
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5. Once rebooted in the Advanced startup mode select “Troubleshoot
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6. Select “Advanced options” in the Troubleshoot screen
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7. Followed by “Startup Settings
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8. We’d need to reboot one more time to modify the boot configuration settings:
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9. Once rebooted in the Startup Settings press “F7” to Disable driver signature enforcement
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Your computer will reboot and once booted up in Windows you’ll be able to install the conflicting driver.

As you can see things have become a little more complicated in Windows 8 / 8.1 compared to Windows 7.

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