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How to Disable Driver Signature Requirement in Windows 10


Driver Signature Enforcement Is a Security Feature that ensures that only drivers that have been sent to Microsoft for signing will load into the Windows kernel. This prevents malware from burrowing its way into the Windows kernel. now it only loads drivers that have been signed by Microsoft itself.

If your drivers aren’t digitally signed you won’t be able to install drivers use the hardware that is associated with them. This is a really big issue but we can disable this with two methods.

Methods to disable driver signature requirement in Windows 10:-

1.Enable Test Signing Mode:-

Windows includes a “Test Signing” Mode feature. Enable this mode and driver signature enforcement will be disabled until you choose to leave Test Mode.

Right-click on the Start menu and Select “Command Prompt (admin)”

How to Disable Driver Signature Requirement in Windows 10

and enter below command

bcdedit /set testsigning on

How to Disable Driver Signature Requirement in Windows 10

If you see a message saying the value is “protected by Secure Boot policy”, that means Secure Boot is enabled in your computer’s UEFI firmware. You’ll need to disable Secure Boot in your computer’s UEFI firmware to enable test signing mode.

To leave test mode, open a Command Prompt window as Administrator once again and run the following command:

bcdedit /set testsigning off

2.Use Advanced Boot Option

Click on the Start > Settings > “Update and Security” and click on the Recovery and Click on the “Advanced Startup” or either Hold Shift Key and click on the Restart button to directly boot into safe mode.

now click on the “Troubleshoot” option.

then select “Advanced Options

select “Startup Settings” option here

here you have the option to “Disable driver signature enforcement“, click on the “Restart“.

and press F7 Key to Disable driver signature enforcement.

Your PC will boot with driver signature enforcement disabled and you’ll be able to install unsigned drivers. However, the next time you restart your computer, driver signature enforcement will be disabled—unless you go through this menu again. You’re now free to install drivers that haven’t been officially signed by Microsoft.

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