[PICTORIAL] [TUT] SP Flash Tool v3.1328.0 | Working On Window 8 | Unsigned Driver |
Driver signature enforcement isn’t a feature Microsoft added to Windows just to annoy us. It’s a security feature that makes it much more difficult for average users to install malicious hardware drivers on their systems. If a driver isn’t properly signed — or it was signed with a signature that’s been revoked because it was used for malicious purposes — Windows 8 won’t allow users to install it.
Disabling the driver signature check may still be necessary for installing legitimate hardware drivers that aren’t signed — possibly because they’re too old — and installing drivers that you’re developing on your own. But you should only do this if you know what you’re doing.
Digital Signature Error:
Reboot Into Advanced Startup Options
First, open the Settings charm. You can do this by moving your mouse to the bottom-right corner of your screen and clicking Settings.
Select the Change PC settings option at the bottom of the Settings charm.
In the PC settings app, select the General category.
Scroll down and click the Restart now button under Advanced startup. Your computer will reboot.
Access Startup Settings
When the Choose an option screen appears, click or tap the Troubleshoot tile.
Next, click or tap the Advanced options tile.
Select the Startup Settings tile on the Advanced options screen.
Click the Restart button on the Startup Settings screen to reboot your computer again.
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
On the Startup Settings screen, tap the F7 or 7 key on your keyboard to select the “Disable driver signature enforcement” option.
You can now install unsigned drivers as you would on previous versions of Windows. Windows will alert you if you try to install a driver that isn’t properly signed, but you’ll see an “install this driver software anyway” option you can choose.
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