Disable driver signing enforcement in Windows Vista 64-bit

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Jason, May 4, 2007.

  1. Jason

    Jason

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,081
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Chicago,IL
    <DIV class=post id=post-62><DIV class=entrytext>

    One of the more annoying components in Vista x64 is the need for signed drivers. This hinders the use of many freeware applications out there (even though they come with an x64 driver) just because the driver isn’t digitally signed. About a month ago I ran into a piece of software I had to use, but alas, no signed drivers. So I set out on a quest to figure out how to permanently disable the driver signing checks in Vista x64. And guess what? I found it :).

    Here’s how to get it done:
    1. <LI>Open an elevated command prompt</LI><LI>type “bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS” without the quotes (and no the DD is not a typo).</LI><LI>Reboot and enjoy being able to use unsigned drivers in Vista x64.</LI><LI>Remember who told you about this first ;).</LI>
    </DIV></DIV>
     
    Jason, May 4, 2007
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Jason

    kingofnexus

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    kingofnexus, May 4, 2007
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Jason

    Jason

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,081
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Chicago,IL
    My bad.
     
    Jason, May 4, 2007
    #3
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.