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Digitally Signed Drivers.


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#1 DSTM

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:25 PM

Hi Guys, I did a search of my OS, and found some Drivers not digitally signed.Is that a problem,as my PC is functioning OK.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:13 PM

Hi D,
Your ok for the most part. A driver that lacks a valid digital signature, or that was altered after it was signed, can't be installed on x64-based versions of Windows. As a result, you will see this message ( Windows cannot install this driver ) if you are running an x64-based version of Windows.

The only other time (I think) may be if you updat a driver. again you may get that can't install it error. You can visit the device manufacturer's support website to obtain a digitally signed driver for your device.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:28 AM

Hi Boopme.Why I asked was I Did a sigverif in the run Box,and found some Drivers that are not digitally signed. I was wondering,what would be the likely hood of this having any effect on the OS.Some of these programs I have had for ages wuth no problems.I don't know even how rectify.Way out of my League.Would you do anything about this lot?

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Also a friend was downloading a program from the Author,and recieved this popup. Would you ignore it I wonder?
I have at odd times without problems. What is the risk factor by ignoring? Thanks.
Below, I cant understand as the software being download, was a VOIP Program.


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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:55 AM

Microsoft charges a couple grand to test and approve application and devices before they will put their stamp of approval on it, anything that hasn't gone through their testing will flag this popup. If you have any doubts about what you are downloading google it, if there are problems with it there will be complaints.

If the applications that aren't signed and are running without any problems you don't have anything to worry about. Once again, you can google these if you are concerned.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:06 AM

Thanks dc3,for your explanation. Was a bit worried,thats all,that I wasn't doing things right.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:17 PM

And I thank both of you, as well!

It's good to know not all things have to have gone through Microsoft before they are safe (but do promise to always check on the net for complaints prior to installing), dc3 - and thanks for asking about this DSTM as I wouldn't have thought of it, just made the 'assumption' that one can't use things like this.
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