How to Disable Driver Signature Verification on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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There is no doubt that Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are great operating systems by Microsoft. With the release of newer operating system, the company is trying its best to keep a look on the security by applying new and improved measures. Such a security measure is called Driver Signature Verification; the reason for its existence is so it can keep away the drivers that are not digitally signed. In common practise, this makes your computer safe because you won’t be able to accidentally install any malicious drivers on your device, However, the there are some drivers that need to be installed but are stopped. For instance, the drivers for several mobile devices can’t be properly installed for the very reason.

Luckily, if you snoop around a bit, you’ll find the settings to disable driver signature verification. Doing so will let you installed unsigned drivers without getting an error message. If you are willing to disable the drive signature verification, you can do so by following the guide below,

Note: Only install drivers that you think are safe; driving malicious drivers can cause your computer to fail or have severe hardware/software issues.

Disable Driver Signature Verification on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

  1. Open the Start menu in Windows 10 and click on Power, restart your computer from there but keep holding the Shift key on your keyboard.
    For WIndows 8, restart the same way from the login screen.
  2. Your PC will reboot in Advanced Startup mode.
  3. Select Troubleshooting from the Advanced Startup mode.
  4. Then click on Advanced options.
  5. Now you need to click on Startup Settings.
  6. A new screen will appear, choose Restart from the bottom right.
  7. You’ll now be taken to a Startup Settings screen with different options.
  8. Press the F7 key to disable the Driver Signature Verification and your PC will reboot.

Once your PC starts up again, driver signature verification will be disabled and you’ll be able to install unsigned drivers without any error message.