I'm in the process of installing Windows 7 64-bit. I use a raid card, Promise tx4300. I have the latest 32-bit & 64-bit drivers for it.
During setup, I need to load drivers so that setup can see the Raid array. I find the 64-bit drivers on my USB drive. Setup finds and recognizes the drivers but then complain that Windows cannot use these drivers because they are unsigned and can cause problems with Windows... So it won't find my raid array.
I try repeating the process and this time choosing the 32-bit drivers. Setup accepts these and it shows my the raid array and I can continue with the setup.
I have a couple questions:
- How can I make Windows 7 64-bit Setup accept and use unsigned raid drivers?
- Is it possible to alter or forge the drivers to make Windows think they are signed?
- If I use the 32-bit drivers during the 64-bit setup, will this cause problems?
UPDATE This issue ended up being something to do with the Windows 7 installation disc I was using. The disc included both Windows 7 32 and 64 bit versions on it. After borrowing a friend's disc that included only Windows 7 64-bit, the drivers were properly recognized and everything worked fine.