Author Topic: ** Windows 8/8.1 ADB DRIVER INSTALLATION FAQ **  (Read 5704 times)

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« on: December 15, 2014, 06:14:42 PM »
Hello TechKnow members and visitors,

Do you have problems installing drivers on your machine? Does your machine not recognize your Android device? Here are a couple of solutions to help you on your way to ADB'ing:

Q: I can not install a driver on my Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 machine. It says:

"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device",
"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it."
"The hash for this file is not present in the specified catalog file. The file is likely corrupt or the victim of tampering."

This is the screen I see when I try to complete the driver installation:

A: Your device is recognized but the driver installation is prohibited by Window's policy of driver signing. You can disable driver signature enforcement in 'Settings' in the right pane menu of Windows 8. Then click 'Change PC Settings' in the right corner of the menu:

Step1. Click 'General', under the item 'Advanced Startup', click 'Restart Now'

Step2. After Windows restarted, click 'Troubleshoot'.

Step3. Click 'Advanced Options'.

Step4. Click 'Windows Startup Settings'.

Step5. Click 'Restart'.

Step6. After restarting Windows the second time, choose 'Disable driver signature enforcement' from the list by typing the number 7 on your keyboard.

Your system will restart automatically, now you can install drivers which are not signed.

« Last Edit: December 26, 2014, 05:29:55 PM by HardcoreHacker »