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Viewing topic "FW16E driver not signed - causing problems on Both Win 7 and Vista 64"

Posted on: November 25, 2014 @ 12:32 AM
Total Posts:  25
Joined  07-11-2011
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I just purchased a FW16E Firewire Expansion Board for my Motif XF8.  I downloaded the latest version of the drivers (currently Yamaha Steinberg driver 1.7.3 from
Unfortunately, this driver is *unsigned*.  In order to get the driver to install properly on Win 7 x64, you have to reboot your machine and then hold down F8 during startup and Disable Driver Signature Enforcement.  Once the driver has installed properly, you can boot/reboot normally and the FW16E will continue to work properly.

The problem gets worse if you’re using Vista x64.  I found that in order to use the FW16E on Vista x64, every time you intend to use the FW16E you must remember to boot with Driver Signing disabled.  (It’s okay to sleep the machine, the driver will still be recognized).  If you reboot, you must remember to F8 and disable driver signing.

So, here’s the ask:

Is there any chance Yamaha can release a new or existing version of the driver signed by a recognized authority (i.e. Microsoft) or am I just SOL?


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