How to disable the driver?

The driver is called the interlayer of software code that provides the interaction of the computer with various devices and equipment. Normal operation of the equipment connected to the computer is impossible without a driver. Most often, universal drivers are also included with Windows, but they can also be found in the System Update Center. To do this, go to the center and check for updates. In the case when the required driver is not in Windows, it should be searched on the manufacturer’s website of the connected device.

Digital signature driver

Before you figure out how to turn off driver signature verification, you need to understand what a digital signature is. A signed driver is a device driver that is digitally signed. In turn, a digital signature is an electronic security label. It can designate the software publisher or driver change process after it has been signed. On the one hand, a digital signature is a certain guarantee of quality and security, although not one hundred percent.On the other hand, installing drivers belonging exclusively to the manufacturer is not always convenient for users, because often after several updates he forgets about device support. In this case, you can disable the digital signature verification drivers on your computer.

Disable digital signature verification

You can disable disabling using the following simple method — disable the signature of Windows 7 drivers using Group Policy. It is perfect if you want to completely disable signature verification. To do this, open the group local policy editor. This can be done by typing gpedit.msc in the "Run" item from the "Start" menu. Then in the program menu you should go to the user configuration section, and after that, go to the next section called “Administrative Templates”. Here you will need to open the "System" item and go to the menu where the driver installation process is configured. After that, in the window that opens, select the line “Digital Signature of Device Drivers” and click on the “Disable” button. Then these changes need to be applied and saved.Now, when installing the drivers, there will not be a pop up window about the discrepancy of the digital signature, which means that you will no longer have to face the task of how to disable the driver signature.

Enable Digital Signature Verification

If you need to include information that the digital signature of the software is missing, you should also go to the configuration menu item and then turn it on. However, it should be noted that this action will require you in the future to select the driver check mode.

Unblock Firewall

The task of how to disable a driver can be set for you even if the security system of the computer does not allow you to run any programs for working with the network or accessing web resources. In this case, you will need to perform additional configuration of the Windows operating system. To do this, you will need to open the control panel, and then, in the menu, go to the line "Security Settings". Then a dialog box opens in which you will need to select (at the very bottom) the firewall settings. In the next window that appears, select the "Exceptions" tab and put a tick next to the program, which is denied by the computer system.If the required program is not in the list, then you should add it using the “Browse” button, upon pressing which you will be asked to select the main executable file of the required program. As you can see, the “group policy” method is very easy to use and does not take much time. The main thing, when a problem occurs, how to disable driver checking is to evaluate how much you trust the installed third-party drivers.