Comments: Disabling Driver Signature on Windows 8

Pages

Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • Member #1529722 / about 5 years ago / 1

    Having unsigned drivers on Windows 10 tends to increase the risk of driver-related problems significantly. With the help of digital driver signatures, verification of the integrity of driver packages and the manufacturer’s identity can be confirmed.

    • santaimpersonator / about 5 years ago / 1

      You shouldn't have to do this for Windows 10, as mentioned by the guide... this issue was specific to Windows 8; to get the Arduino IDE software working for certain boards. Additionally, there is also a call at the beginning of the tutorial to warn users about the use of unsigned drivers.

  • Member #1140949 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I am also facing this type of problem with my windows.

  • Member #686728 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Windows 8 never fails to disappoint, I found in 8.1 that the "advanced startup" is under "update and recovery", everything else seemed to work...

  • Peter Gardner / about 9 years ago * / 1

    I wasn't able to use this method to get to the restart options page, when I got to the restart now button, it just restarted my computer and didn't bring me to the options page.

    However, there is an easier way. Windows-x brings up administration menu. Click Shut down or Sign out. Hold shift and click restart. This brings you to step 5 in you instructions.

    (Also, Step 5 is labelled incorrectly, since you haven't yet restarted).

  • Member #128690 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I have same problem. Arduino IDE 1.0.6 will not install due to M$ Gestapos.

  • Member #574304 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Latest updates to Win 8.1 have removed the General selection from the settings menu. Please Update your procedure for disabling the signature verification.


If you've found an issue with this tutorial content, please send us your feedback!