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Cant install unsigned driver. No advanced boot menu! RRS feed

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  • Dear everyone,

    I am currently stuck in a very frustrating problem.

    I am using an Embedded PC (with e3845 Processor) and windows 8.1 industry pro on it. As we need many periverals I wanted to install an unsigned driver. No problem was my guess: go to advanced boot menu as discribed in multiple online posts (e.g. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/open-advanced-startup-options-windows-8.htm) and deactivate the signature check. Well here the problem starts: I cant boot into the advanced boot menu. It just doesn't show up. If I hit F8 on boot (there is no UEFI on this embedded, as on all available embedded pcs out there) or force the next boot into advanced boot menu, I always end up in the "boot menu". An no I am not talking about the legacy advanced boot menu (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DNQxQWDZpoc/T4XFbwrIYCI/AAAAAAAAAG4/hoTs6b6eo-k/s1600/08b97cca_windows-7-startup-menu.png) but the REALLY old one: http://www2.gmer.net/img/tdl4_minint.png

    Unnecessary to say I cant just click on deactivate driver signature enforcing. So I tried lots of different ways to install my unsigned driver:

    • edit the boot entry to disable the check
    • boot into kernel debug mode (which doesnt work as well) (via BCDEDIT command or by adding /debug on the boot menu)
    • disable this check permantently as discribed here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/8ee77513-95ce-4f26-aa2e-e15615422a74/permanently-disable-driver-signature-enforcement-on-win-81-x64?forum=w8itprohardware
    • hundreds of different BCDEDIT commands

    None of those actions work. I still can't install the driver nor access the advanced boot menu. I am out of ideas and even the all mighty google oracle couldn't help me any more.

    Do you guys have any idea why I cant access the advanced boot menu? Which other options do I have to install the driver?

    Best,

    Kevin


    • Edited by NanoKevin Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:58 PM
    Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:49 PM