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I'm trying to install the Realtek Audio97 sound driver from the Realtek driver download page for Windows 7 and every time I try to run the installer I get the "Windows Can't verify the publisher of this driver". No matter how many times I select "Install this driver anyway", it just keeps coming back in a forever loop to that same popup window.

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Do you actually need AC97? IIRC, Realtek High Definition Audio Codec superseded AC97 and ac97 is need only for backwards compatibility. –  horatio Oct 12 '12 at 19:32
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Have you run the installation as Administrator?

If yes try this.

Go to start type CMD prompt then copy and paste this (this will disable digital driver signing authentication)

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON
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Still facing the same issue. –  Steph Oct 12 '12 at 20:57
    
Will you Type UAC into the windows search and turn it off. Try install then –  Wessel Oct 12 '12 at 21:00
    
UAC was and is disabled. –  Steph Oct 12 '12 at 22:21
    
It's also the home edition so I there's no gpedit.msc option either. –  Steph Oct 12 '12 at 22:21
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