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Change the Driver Signing Options (Windows 2000/XP)

This tweak determines how the system responds when a user tries to install a device driver that is not digitally signed and has not passed the Windows Logo testing.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "BehaviorOnFailedVerify" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|BehaviorOnFailedVerifyREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Dri...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Driver Signing]
Value Name: BehaviorOnFailedVerify
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = Ignore, 1 = Warn, 2 = Block)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: August 13, 2003