Let’s just accept the fact that Windows 8.1 is one of the greatest operating systems released. At times I find it better than Windows 7 itself. But that’s not the point here. Windows 8.1 came with a lot of new bells and whistles. But deep down it’s amazing functionality and support. There was something that bugged me a lot, The Windows had a driver signature verification that prevented the users from installing the drivers that are not digitally signed. Though the common drivers come with a signature, but if you are talking about other drivers such as ADB drivers, you are going to run into issues. Why is it annoying? Well for starters, if you are willing to install ADB drivers or drivers for your Android device, it will stop that from happening. Which means you will likely run into trouble rooting your phone specially if the rooting method requires you to have ADB/device drivers installed.

Luckily, there is a way to disable the driver signature verification and it doesn’t take much of a hassle. Let’s check out how to do that.

How To Disable Driver Signature Verification on Windows 8.1

  1. Press Windows key + C on your keyboard to open Charms menu and click on Settings.
  2. A new menu will open; from there you will need to click on Change PC Settings.
  3. You will be taken straight to the modern control panel. Select Update & Recovery from there.
  4. Click on Recovery and choose ‘Restart Now’ under Advanced Startup.
  5. Your PC will reboot into Advance Startup; once you are there, click on Troubleshoot and then choose Advanced Options.
  6. Choose Startup Options from the list.
  7. You’ll be presented by a list of options; simply press the restart button on the bottom right.
  8. Your computer will restart and you’ll be taken in to a menu again. Press the F7 key.

That’s it, you have successfully disabled driver verification signature. You can now freely install all the drivers you want to without running into annoying errors. Feel free to contact us for any queries.


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