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Chapter 14. Hardware > Driver Signing

14.5. Driver Signing

Every now and then, when you try to install the software for one new gadget or another, you'll see the warning box shown in Figure 14-5. It's telling you that Microsoft has not tested this driver for Windows XP compatibility and programming solidity. (Technically speaking, Microsoft has not put its digital signature on that driver; it's an unsigned driver.)

If the message shown in Figure 14-5 appears before you, your first instinct should be to contact the manufacturer or its Web site to find out if a newer XP-certified driver is now available.


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