What is an unsigned driver?
A) A driver that only works on a 32-bit OS or a 64-bit OS, but not both
B) A driver that only works on non-Microsoft hardware
C) A driver that has not been tested and approved
D) A driver that requires a reboot before it becomes operational
E) A driver that can’t find his way home without a GPS
The answer: C) A driver that has not been tested and approved
Because drivers have important connections to the operating system, Microsoft requires extensive testing before they will officially approve a driver. If a driver has not been digitally “signed” through this certification process, you’ll receive a an notice during the driver installation.
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