Thursday, May 29, 2008

Disabling XP's check for signed drivers

It is possible to disable XP's check for signed drivers with the code

Of course, it's also possible to disable it manually via Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Driver Signing. But the C code from the link above allows an installer to disable it automatically. For the vertical application I maintain, I bundle every possible A/D board driver into an all-in-one InstallShield installation, and I have to use a variety of tricks to make them all install silently. This is the latest such trick.

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