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Windows 7: Digitally Signed Drivers with Recovery

10 Mar 2012   #1
CowgirlKaren

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 
Digitally Signed Drivers with Recovery

I am trying to use my recovery disks after installing a new hard drive. I keep getting these messages saying my drivers aren't digitally signed. Not sure how to fix this! Maybe corrupted recovery disks?


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10 Mar 2012   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi again not sure if this will help you http://www.jablotron.com/upload/down...dows7Vista.pdf
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10 Mar 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Hi Karen -

If you can't access Advanced Boot Options to try Brian's idea, then consider getting a superior Clean Reinstall of just Win7 without the OEM bloatware and useless factory utilties with better versions built into WIn7.

The steps are here: Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM
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10 Mar 2012   #4
CowgirlKaren

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks....I'm downloading now and will update you with results!
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11 Mar 2012   #5
CowgirlKaren

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

So I've jumped through all the hoops and am now trying to activate windows online, but am getting the message that my key is invalid. Not sure what to do about this. Thanks!
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11 Mar 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Double check the licensed version which is printed on the COA sticker. Is that exactly what you installed? Double check at Control Panel>System.

If so, most often the problem when the key is refused is misreading from the COA sticker or mistyping a Product Key character. Triple check the key, then try again.

Most times if this is the first clean reinstall it will require a robocall to MS to trade numbers.

It will always work, eventuallly.
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11 Mar 2012   #7
CowgirlKaren

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

I can't find the COA sticker but went to Speccy and got the info from there. Got a message saying that is a default key and can't be used to activate. Guess I need to try something else?
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11 Mar 2012   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

As stated in the steps I gave you you need to use Product Key on COA sticker which legally must be on any machine in order for Windows to be preinstalled upon it.

The key scanned from HD is the factory mass activation key which cannot be used for activating a clean reinstall.

Check your computer on all sides for a COA sticker like this. On notebooks it is on bottom or under battery:

Digitally Signed Drivers with Recovery-coa-stickers.gif

You would need to use the Factory Recovery disks if there is no COA sticker, but if you have to order them you should ask your OEM why there is no sticker and report it to MS Customer Service since it is not a legal preinstall of Win7.


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11 Mar 2012   #9
CowgirlKaren

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Sorry for the trouble.....I found it!! Now activated. AND....I have wireless internet again. THANK YOU for your help! You're the best
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11 Mar 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Glad it helped and thanks for reporting back. You can mark the thread Solved at top.
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