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Windows 7: Driver signing


28 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 
Driver signing

I there a way to stop driver signing completely instead of having to disable it at boot with the F8 key I have tried several suggestions of cmd prompt commands but nothing has worked. I have a Twinhan TV Card the vista drivers work fine but are not signed. Please advise as I feel that we should be able to use drivers even if they are not signed its not our fault if the hardware manufacturer didn't pay for driver signing.

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29 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Can you tell us the card model and exactly what you have tried?

~Lordbob
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29 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Twinhan DVB-TV 878
DISABLE THE FORCED SIGNATURES BEFORE AND AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF THE DRIVERS
Bcdedit.exe /set TESTSIGNING ON

Bcdedit.exe /set TESTSIGNING OFF

The driver is Vista 64bit date is 3/04/2006 and it works fine when disabling driver signing enforcement by hitting F8 as earlier stated.

I can stop the problem with test mode but you lose the protection of UAC that way.
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29 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

If there is a Seven driver, use that. If not, install the Vista driver under Vista compatibility mode.

~Lordbob
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29 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I already have the Vista drivers working but only when I Disable Driver signing enforcement using the F8 key during boot up there is no Win 7 drivers
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29 Sep 2009   #6

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by khonchog65 View Post
I there a way to stop driver signing completely instead of having to disable it at boot with the F8 key I have tried several suggestions of cmd prompt commands but nothing has worked. I have a Twinhan TV Card the vista drivers work fine but are not signed. Please advise as I feel that we should be able to use drivers even if they are not signed its not our fault if the hardware manufacturer didn't pay for driver signing.
Driver signing enforcement cannot be disabled nowadays. Otherwise, malware could deactivate the extra security layer just as easily as the user (you) could.

I'd suggest sticking with reputable brands and signed drivers.
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30 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Twinhan are a reputable brand the card is not new I have had it for years I cant afford to buy a new card to replace a card that has nothing wrong with it. If it were to protect users why did Microsoft not enforce the same driver signing issue with the 32 bit version of windows 7 the same card works perfectly in it. But I wanted to be able to take advantage of the extra ram that 64bit allows.
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30 Sep 2009   #8

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by khonchog65 View Post
Twinhan are a reputable brand the card is not new I have had it for years I cant afford to buy a new card to replace a card that has nothing wrong with it. If it were to protect users why did Microsoft not enforce the same driver signing issue with the 32 bit version of windows 7 the same card works perfectly in it. But I wanted to be able to take advantage of the extra ram that 64bit allows.
I don't work for Microsoft and (as it says down at the bottom of the page) this forum is not legally affiliated with Microsoft. Hence, if you wish to put your point across to Microsoft, as you're entirely entitled to do, I would suggest contacting them directly.

Having said that, the onus is on hardware manufacturers who produce drivers for a given OS to ensure that those drivers work efficiently. I wouldn't expect anyone to "buy new to replace a card that has nothing wrong with it", but I would expect a "reputable brand" to invest the time and effort to support their customers who've moved over to a 64-bit platform. You can see that trend right here - we're at the point where 64-bit is probably just as common as 32-bit on this forum. It is hard to understand why a "reputable brand" would short-change a large and growing percentage of their customer base, unless they are the ones trying to force you to "buy new".
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