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#1 Nazgulled

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 17:50

I have a very old TV Tuner card and I just found a few drivers for Vista x64 that worked fine to capture video (that's what I want it for) but I had to disable driver signing. Although, this leaves me with the "Test Mode" label on the desktop.

Any easy way to remove this label? The only way I could find involved too many steps to remove it...

If I can't find a better way, I'll just leave driver signing enabled and disable it whenever I need to use the capture device.


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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:25

How did you disable driver signing requirement?

bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS


As to the test mode - From a simple google

And another tid-bit for those who wish to remove the Test Mode watermark:

Quote:
Open up Regedit and navigate to the following keys:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA\Certificates\FEE449EE0E3965A5246F000E87FDE2A065FD89D4]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\ROOT\Certificates\2BD63D28D7BCD0E251195AEB519243C13142EBC3]

And delete the pair of them, reboot and lo and behold dodgy testing message has vanished!

#3 OP Nazgulled

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 14:21

Hum, what I found was way more complicated than that... It even involved booting with the Vista DVD and going to the command prompt, change *.mui files, etc...

I did this to allow unsigned drivers installation:
bcdedit /set testsigning on

Any different from your suggestion? There's also bcdedit /set oslnointegritychecks on, are they all different? I know that the one I used worked fine and I could use the capture driver...

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 15:06

Well there are quite a few methods out there.. some work before SP1 and before certain updates, etc..

From the way I read the thread where reg files to remove the test mode thing was it, shouldn't matter. Have tried readydriver ??

here
http://citadel.x10ho...eadydriverplus/

#5 OP Nazgulled

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 15:43

From ReadyDriver's website I couldn't find/understand what exactly does it do... I have yet to test your reg fix suggestion though...

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 16:19

It allows you to use unsigned drivers in Vista x64

#7 OP Nazgulled

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 03:52

But I can do that by one of those bcdedit commands and I'm thinking in what ReadyDriver is better from those commands?

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:37

I was having some issues playing some files on Media Center x64 when I realized that the filters/codecs I was using were for 32bits and there are no builds for 64bits. That made me reinstall Windows x86 instead and the problem is no gone of course...



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