Vista x64 & driver signing

scottm
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Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by scottm » Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:50 am

Looks like Vista x64 requires signed drivers, and as of RC1 you cannot easily disable that. Will there be signed drivers available any time soon?

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Re: Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by VincentG » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:30 am

We do have Vista support on our internal road map, done deal. We are always working hard on great new stuff for the community, we appreciate that you recognize this, customer service is #1 at NatualPoint. Vista is not a trivial thing to develop and test, as our product works at the driver level. We want to make sure we get it right, as you would expect, this takes time. So, please hold tight, we are aware that you need this support and we will make it happen. As far as a time frame goes, we can't be specific, (as you all know, software commitments are a dangerous thing!), it will come as soon as we can make it happen.

romulus447
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Re: Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by romulus447 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:46 am

Vincent:

Are we getting close yet for Vista 64bit support?

Regards,

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Re: Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by VincentG » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:48 am

What happens when using the XP 64-bit drivers?

RicRSQ
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Re: Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by RicRSQ » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:05 pm

Vista will not enable the driver because it is not "Digitally Signed". The software and driver installs but the system disables the device. The software therefore gives a "No device installed" message. Natural Point drivers need to be "Digitally Signed" soon as Vista is here folks.

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Re: Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by VincentG » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:59 pm

Actually, there should be an option to install the drivers without the need to have them digitally signed by MS.

RicRSQ
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Re: Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by RicRSQ » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:36 am

Actually, there should be an option to install the drivers without the need to have them digitally signed by MS.


Not in Vista x64 or any following OS from MS....

"With the threat from kernel-mode rootkits on the rise, Microsoft plans to make a significant policy change to block uncertified drivers from loading on x64 versions of Windows Vista.

The decision to block unsigned drivers from loading is a direct attempt to restrict the spread of powerful rootkits that intercept the native API in kernel-mode and directly manipulate Windows data structures."

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Re: Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by VincentG » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:28 pm

I will look into it.

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Re: Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by romulus447 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:09 am

Vincent:

Great. I like how my games run on Vista 64, but not being able to use it while using this os makes the gaming a lot less emmersive. It's strange how MS allows it to work with the 32 bit version of Vista and not the 64 bit version. Do you think this might be a quick fix? Please say yes

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Re: Vista x64 & driver signing

Post by VincentG » Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:54 pm

Hum, gut feeling is no, this probably won't be a quick fix.

Also, you are correct in it being strange in the difference betwwen the 2 OS installs.

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