While installing new drivers on to the computer, some users receive an error message that blocks the installation process.
Though your Windows computer can run properly, you need to fix the error such that you won’t face similar issue during the next installation.
It usually shows ‘Windows requires a digitally signed driver’ which is a warning message. It means your PC is unable to verify the driver and block the installation by default.
Don’t get panic because there is a way out with which Windows 10 allow unsigned drivers and you can install it properly. Let’s discuss them below-
How To Install Unsigned Drivers On Windows 10? – Learn Here
If Windows blocked unsigned driver from installation, you need to follow these methods to install them successfully. Choose your best from the listed ones-
Method 1: Disable Driver Signing Option
- Press ‘Windows + R’ keys
- Type ‘gpedit.msc’ besides Open
- Click on ‘OK’
It will open ‘Local Group Policy Editor’ dialog box in the main screen
- Select ‘User Configuration’
- Double click on ‘Administrative Templates’
- Go to ‘System’ followed by ‘Driver Installation’
- Double click on ‘Code signing for device drivers’
It will open a separate dialog box in the main screen.
- Select ‘Enabled’ followed by ‘Ignore’
- Click on ‘Apply’ and then on ‘OK’
Now, you need to reboot the PC and do install the drivers.
is likely that you won’t face problems of ‘Windows blocked the installation of a digitally unsigned driver’ warning message.
Once done, follow the same steps to change ‘Ignore’ into ‘Warn’. This will prevent the installation of other unsigned drivers Windows 10.
It is not recommended to install third-party drivers because it may corrupt your Windows operating system. However, you can install unsigned drivers Windows 7/ 8.1/ 10 if it is available on the manufacturer’s official site.
So, be cautious whenever you get a warning message that shows a digitally signed driver is required for installation.
Method 2: Use Command Prompt and Enter Windows Test Mode
By using commands, it is possible to get rid of Windows requires a digitally signed driver warning messages.
Follow these steps-
- Type ‘cmd’ on the search box
- Right click on Command Prompt desktop app
- Choose ‘Run as administrator’ option
It might ask you to choose ‘Yes’ option to run the Administrator.
- Type ‘bcdedit /set testsigning on’ and Press ‘Enter’ key
The message ‘The operation completed successfully’ means it has changed the settings properly and now you can install the driver.
Before installing it, you need to reboot the PC and make it done.
Upon the completion of the installation process, you have to disable this function such that no other unsigned drivers could get installed without showing any warning message.
So, follow the above steps and type ‘bcdedit /set testsigning off’ to disable it. Now, reboot the PC and it’s done.
Method 3: Permanent Disable Driver Signature Feature
The steps are similar to Method 2 however; you need to type a different command for enabling this feature-
- Follow the steps till ‘Run as Administrator’
- Type ‘bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks on’
- Press ‘Enter’ key
‘The operation completed successfully’ will be highlighted on the command prompt screen. It means the changes have been made properly. Now, reboot the PC and install the driver.
Upon the completion of the installation, you can disable this function. It will prevent another installation of unsigned drivers.
So, you need to follow the same steps and type ‘bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks off’ and then reboot your computer.
Additional Method – Install Desktop App
Some users prefer installation of a desktop app that enables them to update the drivers as well as let them install unsigned drivers.
Interestingly, some of these apps also support modification/ repairing of drivers.
However, it is not recommended to install any such apps because third-party software could hamper the performance of your computer. Now, the choice is completely in your hands.
Hopefully, you have understood the methods on how to fix ‘Windows requires a digitally signed driver’ warning message.
If you still have any query or need assistance, you can comment us here and clear your doubts.