winload.exe not verfied???

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by paul3200, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. paul3200

    paul3200 MDL Member

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    has anybody else extracted install.wim to a VHD to only have it say 'winload.exe' Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file


    i tried it on my netbook only to find out i didnt have good enough resolution so tried it on my PC (new and the same VHD) and got the winload error

    how can i try to fix this?
     
  2. paul3200

    paul3200 MDL Member

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    can anyone help me?
     
  3. 100

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    #3 100, Mar 6, 2012
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    Bootmgr attempts to verify the digital signature of the OS loader (winload.exe), and since it's a newer version the Windows 7 boot manager can't verify Windows 8's winload.exe.

    Disabling the verification for the Windows 8 boot entry should let it boot (run bcdedit first to get the GUID):
    Code:
    bcdedit /set {windows-8-guid} nointegritychecks on
    Just a heads up if you run in to any problems later on: I had tried a VHD installation (using imagex /apply) with the developer preview release. OOBE was broken as it didn't do all of the things a DVD install did, which caused problems with the OS and some stuff didn't work correctly (can't remember the exact issues though).
    Hopefully this has changed with the current release.