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As part of Microsoft’s efforts to enhance security, the company designed Windows 10 to only allow digitally signed drivers. This feature can be very useful, especially when you are concerned about your safety. However, for some reason, you might need to install drivers that are not digitally signed. Of course, your system will block you from doing so. As such, we’ve compiled a list of solutions that will help you disable driver signature enforcement on Windows 10.

Method 1: Changing the startup settings

One of the easiest ways to disable driver signature enforcement on your computer is to tweak the startup settings. However, you have to remember that this solution is only temporary. After restarting your PC, the driver signature enforcement feature will automatically be enabled. With that said, follow the instructions below:

  1. On your keyboard, press and hold Shift, then click the Restart button.
  2. Select Troubleshoot.Select Troubleshoot from the list of options
  3. Then click Advanced Options.Select Advanced options to tweak the advanced settings of your PC.
  4. Click Startup Settings.
  5. Then click the Restart button.Restart to change Windows startup options.
  6. Once your computer restarts, you will be able to see a list of options.
  7. On your keyboard, press F7. This will let you disable the driver signature enforcement feature.
  8. Your computer will restart and you will now be able to install drivers that have not been digitally signed.

Tweak you startup settings to disable driver signature enforcement on Windows 10.
Since this is only a temporary fix, make sure that you install all your drivers as soon as possible. On the other hand, if you want an easy way to update drivers without this hassle, we suggest you use Auslogics Driver Updater. This one-click solution allows you to look for the latest and compatible drivers with one click of a button. In this way, you would not have to worry about installing incorrect or digitally unsigned drivers.


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Method 2: Using Command Prompt

As we’ve mentioned, the first method only temporarily disables the driver signature enforcement feature. So, if you want to remove it permanently, we advise you to follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Power User Menu by pressing Windows Key+X on your keyboard.
  2. From the menu, choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. Once the Command Prompt is up, type “bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks on” (no quotes), then hit Enter.

Note: If you want to enable the driver signature enforcement feature again, you can run Command Prompt as an admin following the steps above, then type “bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks off” (no quotes).

Alternatively, you can follow the instructions below to disable the feature:

  1. Click the Search icon on the taskbar.
  2. Type “Command Prompt” (no quotes).
  3. Right-click Command Prompt from the results, then select Run as Administrator.
  4. Once you’ve opened the Command Prompt, enter the lines below, one at a time:

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS

bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON

  1. Exit Command Prompt, then restart your computer.

Note: If you want to revert the changes you’ve made, you can run Command Prompt as an administrator, then enter the following commands:

  •   bcdedit -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
  •   bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF

While this solution permanently disables the driver signature enforcement feature, it may make your PC vulnerable to malware attacks. This is especially true when you’re downloading drivers from suspicious sites. As such, we recommend installing Auslogics Anti-Malware. This reliable program will ensure that all data and safety threats are removed from your computer.

Do you have suggestions on how to disable this feature?

Let us know in the comments below!