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Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7 Using Group Policy Editor

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Yesterday, this article told you how to disable driver signing in Windows 7 using the command line. It turns out that Windows provides options to disable driver signing in the group policy editor itself.

Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7 Using Group Policy Editor

If you want to turn off device driver signing in Windows 7 completely, do the following.

Hit the Win+R keys together to open the run dialog. Type gpedit.msc to open the local groups policy editor.

Expand ‘Administrative Templates’ (it’s under ‘User Configuration’). Expand ‘System’. Click ‘Driver Installation’.


In the right panel, double click on ‘Code Signing for Device Drivers’.


Choose ‘Enabled’ in the window that appears. In the underlying options, choose ‘Ignore’. This disables drivers signing in Windows 7, and now you can install unsigned drivers in Windows 7.


Click Apply, OK. Restart your computer to install unsigned drivers.

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May 6th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

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  • Adam Largaiolli

    Doesn’t work. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

  • All W7s

    Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2506014)

    An issue has been identified that could allow a user with administrative permissions to load an

    unsigned driver. This update resolves that issue. You can help protect your system by installing this

    update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    You can’t:
    bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON
    bcdedit /set NoIntegrityChecks ON

    Without removing (KB2506014) from SP1.

  • KnowWhiiiiiiners

    It does? Here… Try this Timex Sinclair! You won’t have to worry about using it there and we won’t have to listen to another whiiiiiiiner, ME! Yeah! Load ME then you can go to the ME user groups… Now those folks REALLY have something to whiiiiiiin about! LOL

  • KnowWhiiiiiiners

    NE1 else have a concern that if you are installing unsigned files that you are a sitting duck for someone to drop a Trojan into your system?

  • defacto

    Just turn on ” Show hidden files and folders “