Fix Windows Requires a Digitally Signed Driver Error

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Fix Windows Requires a Digitally Signed Driver Error. In this article, you will read how to install unsigned drivers in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Sometimes, when you install new drivers on Windows, you may receive an error message that blocks the installation process. It is not the fault of your Windows, it will run properly, but you need to fix this error, so that you will not face this issue during the installation process.

How To Fix Windows Requires a Digitally Signed Driver Error?

Windows requires a digitally signed driver’ is a warning message that means that the PC cannot verify the drives. And, eventually, it blocks the installation process. To fix the ‘Windows requires a digitally signed driver’ issue, you can install unsigned drivers in Windows which will work perfectly fine.

To fix this issue, you have to install unsigned drivers on Windows 10 or 11. If Windows blocks unsigned drivers from installation, follow the methods given below to install them successfully.

Method 1 – Disable Driver Signing Option:

Follow the procedure:

1.Press the ‘Windows + R’ keys to open Run.
2.Type ‘gpedit.msc’ besides Open.
3.Click on ‘OK’.

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4.‘Local Group Policy Editor’ dialog box in the main screen.
5.Select ‘User Configuration’.
6.Double click on ‘Administrative Templates’.
7.Go to ‘System’ followed by ‘Driver Installation’.
8.Double click on ‘Code signing for device drivers’.

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9.A separate dialog box will open in the main screen.
10.Select ‘Enabled’ followed by ‘Ignore’.
11.Click on ‘Apply’ and then on ‘OK’.

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12.Reboot the PC and install the drivers.
13.Now, you will not get ‘Windows blocked the installation of a digitally unsigned driver’ warning message.
14.Once done, follow the same steps to change ‘Ignore’ into ‘Warn’.
15.This will prevent the installation of other unsigned drivers Windows 10 and 11.

Method 2 – Use Command Prompt:

To get rid of Windows requires a digitally signed driver warning messages, use command prompt. Follow the steps:

1.Type ‘cmd’ on the search box.
2.Right click on Command Prompt desktop app.
3.Choose ‘Run as administrator’ option.

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4.You will ask to choose ‘Yes’ option to run the Administrator.
5.Type ‘bcdedit /set testsigning on’.
6.Press ‘Enter’ key.

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7.A message ‘The operation completed successfully’ will show that means settings has been changed and you can install the driver.
8.Reboot the PC before installing the driver.

After the installing the drivers, disable the function so that no other unsigned drivers can get installed without the warning message. Type ‘bcdedit /set testsigning off’ to disable it. Then, reboot the PC.

Method 3 – Permanent Disable Driver Signature Feature:

Here the steps are similar to the above method, but have different command line.

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1.Follow the steps till ‘Run as Administrator’.
2.Type ‘bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks on’.
3.Press ‘Enter’ key.

4.‘The operation completed successfully’ will be shown on the command prompt screen.
5.Disable this function as it will prevent another installation of unsigned drivers.