Windows 10: Permanently boot in "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" mode


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       13 Aug 2015 #1

    Permanently boot in "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" mode


    Hi!


    I have purchased two licenses of Windows 10 Pro x64. Everything works fine, except for one disturbing elements.
    I have an unsigned driver to a program that I use every day, so I have to boot in the "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" mode every time, for the program to work. Yes, I have activated the old fashioned F8 boot menu, which is disabled by default in Windows 10. This is no problem, but it seems impossible to get Windows 10 to boot in this mode as standard.


    In Windows 7 I solved it easily with the programs "Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider" or "ReadyDriver Plus", but none of these programs seem to work in Windows 10.


    So my question is simply, how do I configure Windows 10 so that my computer will boot in the "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" mode PERMANENTLY? Alternatively, configure the boot setting so that the boot menu (F8) appears by default every time I boot, so I don't always need to be prepared to throw myself on the F8 key at every startup.
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  2. Posts : 2,278
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       13 Aug 2015 #2

    Do not turn off PC, just set it to sleep only. Can not think of anything else.

    All drivers running on 64-bit versions of Windows must be signed before Windows will load them. However, driver signing is not required on 32-bit versions of Windows.
    Not sure, if this applies to install only, but it is worth a shot.

    rem Specifies how the system responds when a user tries to install device driver files that are not digitally signed / 00 - Ignore / 01 - Warn / 02 - Block
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Driver Signing" /v "Policy" /t REG_BINARY /d "00" /f
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       14 Aug 2015 #3

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Do not turn off PC, just set it to sleep only. Can not think of anything else.



    Not sure, if this applies to install only, but it is worth a shot.

    rem Specifies how the system responds when a user tries to install device driver files that are not digitally signed / 00 - Ignore / 01 - Warn / 02 - Block
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Driver Signing" /v "Policy" /t REG_BINARY /d "00" /f

    Yes, all problems associated with the start-up can be solved by never restart your computer. :-)
    But there must be a setting/command to turn off the requirement of signed drivers.


    The registry key that you refer to are already at 00, so that does not seem to affect this function.
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       19 Aug 2015 #4

    I have now found a pretty good solution. With the help of a third party software, now my computer ALWAYS boot to the F8 menu, and there wait until I manually select the mode "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement".


    If someone else wants to use the same solution, the software I use is "Winaero Tweaker", and can be downloaded for free.


    If someone comes up with a solution that allows Windows to boot in this mode automatically, so I am grateful if you write in this thread. In the meantime, this solution works fine.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    23 Jan 2017 #5

    H2SO4JB

    Halla,

    Thanks for your solution! have been trying all day to find a solution to this....

    Tack!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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