Driver Signing for Windows

Hi

We developed a Custom Class USB Device using Microchip
PIC. We developed a device driver on the PC. We
observed that when the device is installed, the
Windows OS is displaying a message that the driver is
not signed.

We want to get rid of that message, so planning to do
driver signing.

The Microsoft web site on driver signing says that
some operating systems like Windows 2000 are no more
supported for driver signing. But we have customer who
are using Windows 98 and Windows 2000. So, still we
need to do driver signing for these Operating Systems.

Can anyone advice on how to go about it? What are
implecations of not being able to sign for Win2k?
And for a custom USB device what are the HCT tests
need to be performed?

Regards
Ravi


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Hi,

All the driver should need to be signed by MS if it
needs to run on windows. I think you should request
MS(goto MS site and you will get information about how
to get a signature). I think you need to send your
driver (.sys) and other information to them so that
they will test it and send a ceritification(meaning
you will get a .cat file).

MS site has so many information on how to get a
signature for driver.?

— ravi kumar mallajosyula
wrote:

> Hi
>
> We developed a Custom Class USB Device using
> Microchip
> PIC. We developed a device driver on the PC. We
> observed that when the device is installed, the
> Windows OS is displaying a message that the driver
> is
> not signed.
>
> We want to get rid of that message, so planning to
> do
> driver signing.
>
> The Microsoft web site on driver signing says that
> some operating systems like Windows 2000 are no more
> supported for driver signing. But we have customer
> who
> are using Windows 98 and Windows 2000. So, still we
> need to do driver signing for these Operating
> Systems.
>
> Can anyone advice on how to go about it? What are
> implecations of not being able to sign for Win2k?
> And for a custom USB device what are the HCT tests
> need to be performed?
>
> Regards
> Ravi
>
>
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I do not know if this still works, but if the driver is the same for Windows
2000 and Windows XP with the same INF file, last year a firm I consulted for
got a signature for XP that worked fine for 2000.


Don Burn (MVP, Windows DDK)
Windows 2k/XP/2k3 Filesystem and Driver Consulting
http://www.windrvr.com
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“ravi kumar mallajosyula” wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> We developed a Custom Class USB Device using Microchip
> PIC. We developed a device driver on the PC. We
> observed that when the device is installed, the
> Windows OS is displaying a message that the driver is
> not signed.
>
> We want to get rid of that message, so planning to do
> driver signing.
>
> The Microsoft web site on driver signing says that
> some operating systems like Windows 2000 are no more
> supported for driver signing. But we have customer who
> are using Windows 98 and Windows 2000. So, still we
> need to do driver signing for these Operating Systems.
>
> Can anyone advice on how to go about it? What are
> implecations of not being able to sign for Win2k?
> And for a custom USB device what are the HCT tests
> need to be performed?
>
> Regards
> Ravi
>
>
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