Posts tagged ‘Windows 8’

How to disable driver signing requirement in Windows 8

Written January 20th, 2013 by
Categories: End User Computing

Trying to install a driver for old hardware, or otherwise unsupported hardware, on Windows 8? I bet you’ve run across something that kept you from actually install the drivers.

While playing with my Galaxy Nexus, I ran into an issue where I could not install the ADB driver found in the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit. It told me the driver was not digitally signed, and after trying to use it, it said windows encountered a problem.

This is because Windows 8 enforces driver signing. If it’s not signed, Windows 8 says tough! Well, I found a couple ways to get by this, keep reading to find out how… Read the rest of this entry »

Unable to edit or delete wireless profiles or networks in Windows 8, use netsh wlan to fix!

Written April 9th, 2012 by
Categories: Uncategorized

**UPDATE Dec 14, 2012**

As pointed out by Carlos below, the easy way is to simply delete the wireless profile.  Run this from an elevated command prompt:netsh wlan delete profile "SSID-name"

**End Update**

I was playing with my wifi AP and turned SSID broadcast off. Of course, several wireless machines on my network wouldn’t connect because they weren’t configured to connect if the SSID wasn’t broadcast. They all were an easy fix, except for my Windows 8 test laptop. Read the rest of this entry »

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