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Microsoft: No More Updates Allowed for Drivers on Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1



  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 13,902

    Well, attestation-signed driver BINARIES will load just fine, as long as they don't need an INF. Filter drivers and "legacy" service-based drivers are good. If you need an INF, then you're screwed, because you can't INSTALL the driver -- the CAT file that attestation signing creates lists only Windows 10. The installation will fail with "this driver was not designed for this version of Windows".

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

  • Peter_Viscarola_(OSR)Peter_Viscarola_(OSR) Administrator Posts: 8,394

    I've split Mr. @DavidXanatos question/issue into a separate topic in NTDEV...

    and I've closed this thread on the base issue, which is MSFT's impending policy that will prevent drivers on systems other than Win10 from being updated without passing WHQL.

    If there are other questions on the base issue, folks can post them wherever and we can discuss whether we should re-open this thread.


    Peter Viscarola

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