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How to install unsigned drivers on 64-bit Windows D-Star Compatible Hotspot using GMSK Node Adapter setup guide by K6JM Useful for all drivers that are not officially "signed"

For years, Windows allowed users to install device drivers that were not signed or registered with Microsoft.  The operating system would simply put up a message and offer to install anyway.  But starting with 64 bit Windows 8.1 and all later 64-bit versions of Windows, there is no longer the option to proceed anyway.  However, Windows does offer a temporary method to disable "driver signature enforcement".  It is fairly easy, but it does require a reboot.  The following steps work on 64-bit Windows 10.  A similar procedure works for other versions.  (Note:  the following steps are copied from Disable Device Driver Signing in Windows 10).

1.       Select the Start

2.       Open  Settings

3.       Click on the Update & Security

4.       Click on Recovery

5.       Click on the Restart Now button under Advanced startup

6.       Select Troubleshoot

7.       Select Advanced Options

8.       Select Startup Options

9.       Select Restart

10.   A menu will appear where you can press 7 on your keyboard to choose Disable driver signing enforcement

Now Device Driver Signing should be disabled. You need to restart your Windows 10 computer before you can try installing that the driver again.

Once the unsigned driver is successfully installed, you should reboot Windows. Upon reboot, driver signature enforcement will again be enabled. For more information, you can check How to Disable Driver Signature Verification on 64-Bit Windows 8 or 10.

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