i Cant Permanently disable driver signature enforcement on Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by hammerly, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. hammerly

    hammerly MDL Novice

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    need install unsigned drivers permanent on Windows 8,

    i tested

    shutdown -o -r -t 0

    opcions advance and restrar opción 7 to disable drivers unsigned

    the problem is when i restar my pc. i lost drivers. i need restar again to use this driver.
     
  2. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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  3. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Yea, thats never going to happen. Driver Signing Enforcement is built into Windows 8 at kernal level.
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    #4 EFA11, Feb 24, 2013
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    I've used this with mixed success.

    In an elevated command prompt type
    Code:
    bcdedit -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
    bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON
    
    To turn it off again, use these commands:
    
    bcdedit -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
    bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF"
    Some issues, secure boot needs to be disabled to avoid errors for some people.

    After the drivers are installed, AFAIK you can turn test signing back off. I haven't tested this part though.
     
  5. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    #5 nexus76, Feb 24, 2013
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    there's still a way to use unsigned drivers in windows 8 :worthy:
    create a temp folder like win8mod, extract your install.wim in there,
    inside this folder create 2 folders: WIN8 + drivers,
    copy all your required drivers inside the drivers folder - no mather if signed or not,
    make a batch file drivers-update.bat and insert

    Code:
    MD %~dp0WIN8 
    Dism.exe /Mount-Wim /WimFile:%~dp0install.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:%~dp0WIN8 
    Dism.exe /Image:%~dp0WIN8 /Add-Driver /Driver:"%~dp0drivers" /Recurse /ForceUnsigned  
    Dism.exe /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:%~dp0WIN8 /commit
    
    then start the batch file in the same folder with install.wim from commandline and get some coffee or a cup of tea.
    afterwards all drivers will be included in the windows installtion WIM, you can use them independent if unsigned or not,
    flawlessly.

    best regards

    PS: I did the same with an EDID override driver for my monitor to use stereoscopic display on my HDTV. :bananajoj2:
     
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  6. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    they are included but can't be used with regular boot.
     
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  7. dreamss

    dreamss MDL Junior Member

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    its not hard to sign them urself to use in test mode. but that wim reply was much better