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LDC1000EVM Driver issues on Windows 8 and secure boot

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If you are having trouble installing the ldc1000.inf driver for LDC1000EVM

When you right click on the inf file then install. You would get something like this:

"The third-party INF does not contain digital signature information"

Follow these steps to successfully install the the driver

Disable secure boot from BIOS/EFI
Windows Key + R
Enter shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00
Click the "OK" button
System will restart to a "Choose an option" screen
Select "Troubleshoot" from "Choose an option" screen
Select "Advanced options" from "Troubleshoot" screen
Select "Windows Startup Settings" from "Advanced options" screen
Click "Restart" button
System will restart to "Advanced Boot Options" screen
Select "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement"
Once the system starts, install the ldc1OOO.inf drivers

idea from http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,94651.msg727588.html#msg727588

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  • I have an Acer laptop running Windows 8 and this procedure does not work for me.

    I contacted Acer and they told me to talk to Microsoft, which I didn't do because I know they will point fingers at Acer.

    I have many other TI EVMs that are signed and work for Windows 8.

    In fact, I have several MSP430 USB drivers installed, but none of them works with the LDC1000EVM.

    What is so hard for TI to get this driver signed?

    Windows 8 is unavoidable (unless I want to downgrade my machine in return for more money to WIndows 7) and therefore should be supported.

  • In reply to Arne Reykowski:

    I think TI will eventually sign the driver.

    I should have mentioned that step 0 is to disable secure boot in your BIOS/EFI

    Just look at your laptop's manual on how to access BIOS. Navigate to secure boot option and disable it. Then follow the instructions I wrote above.

    Some manufacturers don't allow you to disable secure boot. If that is the case, try another laptop in the mean time.

  • I can confirm that this procedure worked for my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop running Windows 8 64 bit.

    That being said, it would be nice to have signed drivers.

  • I can also confirm the above procedures worked for my Surface Pro running Windows 8.1

    And yes, it would be nice (and a lot easier) to have an updated driver.

  • This worked for me running Windows 8 in VirtualBox with an Ubuntu host.

    Mike

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