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Chapter 17. Getting the Most Out of Devi... > Controlling Driver Signing Options

Controlling Driver Signing Options

Device drivers that meet the Designed for Windows Vista specifications have been tested for compatibility with Microsoft and then given a digital signature. This signature tells you that the driver works properly with Windows Vista and that it hasn’t been changed since it was tested. (For example, the driver hasn’t been infected by a virus or Trojan horse program.) When you’re installing a device, if Windows Vista comes across a driver that has not been digitally signed, it displays a dialog box similar to the one shown in Figure 17.4.


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