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Re: [Xen-users] RE: GPLPV drivers update

To: Joshua Kinard <joshua.kinard@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] RE: GPLPV drivers update
From: Andrew Lyon <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:55:16 +0100
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On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 3:07 PM, Joshua
Kinard<joshua.kinard@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thought I'd put this out there, but if anyone is looking for a slightly more 
> functional way to bypass Vista/NT6's driver signing feature automatically at 
> boot, try this program out in the VM:
> ReadyDriver Plus v1.1
> http://www.citadelindustries.net/readydriverplus/
> I've used this at home to get ATI Tray Tools to load, because ATI's Catalyst 
> is such a hog to install (200MB for a video driver?).  What it'll do is load 
> at ntldr boot, automatically press F8, scroll down, disable driver signing, 
> then on the next menu, scroll back up and start Windows normally.  Pretty 
> handy little tool.
> Cheers!,
> --J

I've also used this tool for the same purpose, but it is not required
with the latest release of the drivers, all that is necessary is to
run "bcdedit /set testsigning on" and install the drivers, previously
there was a problem with the way they were signed which prevented the
drivers from loading even when test signing was enabled, but it is now

I have tested the latest release on both 2008x64 and 2008r2x64 both of
which require signed drivers and enabling testsigning was sufficient.


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