Why would a device driver be unsigned?
A) The driver has not yet been associated with the hardware
B) The driver is for a 64-bit operating system
C) The driver has not been certified by the manufacturer
D) The driver was developed for a different Windows version
E) The driver supports many different hardware devices
F) The driver prefers selfies over an autograph
The answer: C) The driver has not been certified by the manufacturer
A signed driver is one that has been digitally “signed” by the manufacturer using a trusted certificate from Microsoft. An unsigned driver may not have been properly tested, and there’s no way to determine if the driver was modified before the installation.
Want to know more? Watch “Using Windows Device Manager.”
The Windows Device Manager is the first place you should use to troubleshooting hardware issues. In this video, you’ll learn how to launch Device Manager and install, manage, and uninstall device drivers.