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Use an unsigned driver in Windows 7 x64

This question was never answered. I ask again because I need a way install unsigned drivers on Windows 7 so I can use my IR remote. Does anyone know how to do this?


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Disable Driver Signing.

Follow these steps to disable driver signing using the Group Policy Editor.

  • Hit the Win+R keys together to open the run dialog. Type gpedit.msc to open the local groups policy editor.

  • Expand ‘User Configuration’ -> ‘Administrative Templates’ -> ‘System’. Click ‘Driver Installation’.

  • In the right panel, double click on ‘Code Signing for Device Drivers’.

  • Choose ‘Enabled’ in the window that appears. In the underlying options, choose ‘Ignore’. This disables drivers signing in Windows 7, and now you can install unsigned drivers in Windows 7.

  • Click Apply. Restart your computer to install unsigned drivers.

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    Thanks, I hope you get the points I gave you even if the superuser admins blacklist every duplicate without checking if there's an accepted answer meanning that it solved the problem is in one duplicate at least ...
    – zillion
    Dec 30, 2011 at 6:44
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    Does not work in a domain with group policies. May 9, 2016 at 13:56
  • Does not work outside of a domain either, apparently.
    – Slbox
    May 4 at 20:09

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