How to Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Windows 8

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Uploaded on 12/27/2012

Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Windows 8

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By anonymous    2017-09-20

This solution works for every unrecognized android device... mostly general brands donĀ“t come with usb debugging drivers...

  • go to settings
  • control panel
  • hardware and sound
  • device manager
  • And look for any devices showing an error. Many androids will show as an unknown USB device or just Android

First thing you need will be your device IDs. You can get them opening up the device manager and finding the "Unknown Device" with a yellow exclamation point. Right click on it and select 'Properties', and then go to the 'Details' tab. Under the 'Property' drop down menu, select hardware IDs. There should be two strings:


Copy those strings somewhere and then navigate to where you downloaded the Google USB driver. Then you need to open up the file 'android_winusb.inf' in a text editor. I would recommend using Notepad++.


First, create a sub-section for your device. I called mine ';RCA 6378W2' but it doesn't really matter what you call it. Then, under the sub-section you created paste the Device ID strings you copied from the Device Manager, preceded by '%SingleAdbInterface%'. If you need help, look at this screenshot.


If you are using Windows 8 or 8.1, you will need to disable device driver signature checks before you'll be able to install the modified driver. Here's a quick video on how to disable device driver checks Ignore the part at the beginning about 64 bit, your computer architecture doesn't matter.

Please look at this article, for more information and MacOS instructions.

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