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Windows 7: unsigned drivers

11 Apr 2013   #1

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Im trying to install a game in win 7 but it involves installing what the game calls 'protected files'. These are apparently unsigned drivers that Win 7 will not install. I have installed this game in win xp in the past without any problems but it seems this is yet another windows security improvement in win 7. Does anyone know of a way around this

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11 Apr 2013   #2


Does it provide a button that says "Install anyway"?
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11 Apr 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Does it provide a button that says "Install anyway"?
No options at all. Just a message that windows cannot install files. I believe its a win security feature that prevents users from installing unsigned files...but there has to be a way round it
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11 Apr 2013   #4

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You can turn off driver signature enforcement temporarily using the advanced boot options (F8). However, that'd need to be done at every boot.

I wonder where those "protected files" originated. There are apparently several levels of signing. Beta drivers (I frequently test beta graphics drivers) require you to click a permission button when you install them. I've also been able to install graphics drivers with modified .inf files.

Windows 7 X64 is supposed to be more finicky about unsigned drivers than the 32 bit version. You can't install them at all if driver signing enforcement is on.
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12 Apr 2013   #5

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