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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 installation issue with Driver signatures(How to Disable

24 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 x64 installation issue with Driver signatures(How to Disable

Is there a way to turn off the Driver signature requirement DURING the Windows 7 x64 installation process? I already know how to disable it once 7 is on the box. I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a Proliant Rack Server(DL580 G3), and I want to use the Server 2008 x64 driver for the HP Smart Array 6i SCSI controller b ecause there is no native Win 7 driver for it. Windows 7 SEES the driver correctly, but won't let me use it because of the Driver signature requirement. I'm pretty sure the driver will work, but I cannot get the Windows 7 installer to let me use it, even though the driver comes directly from the Server 2008 install and is a M$ OEM driver.

I've seen on here in another thread where it was suggested to set the RAID array as the first boot device and let 7 see it first THEN go to the CD and drivers would not be needed. Can anyone verify this might work? What if I just put in the Server 2008disk and told it to look there?

Either that or how can I self-sign the driver so it tricks Windows 7 into letting me use it?

And for those wondering, I want Windows 7 to run Natively on the box to use it for audio production so my Audio interface hardware doesn't have a cow over a Server OS. I KNOW this is not supported, I KNOW Windows 7 isn't supposed to run on this box, BUT Server 2008 does, and they are pretty close kernel-wise, so I know 7 WOULD run. I'm simply trying to bend the rules and get it to work. If I can get 7 to recognize the RAID array using the Controller driver from Server 2008, then I can at least get 7 on the box and SEE if I can make it work for my needs.

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