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Unattended Install Is Halted by Windows Logo Testing Warning During Device Detection Phase

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During an unattended upgrade on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, Setup may be halted during the device-detection phase by the following warning message:
The software you are installing for this hardware:

your specific hardware

Has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP.
This behavior can occur if Setup is attempting to install or migrate an unsigned device driver. Windows XP warns the user when an unsigned driver is about to be installed and asks for confirmation.
Depending on your needs, there are two ways to prevent Setup from being halted with this warning message:
  • Set DriverSigningPolicy to ignore in Unattend.txt.

    This entry causes unsigned installs to silently succeed.
  • Set UnattendMode to fullunattended in Unattend.txt.

    This entry causes unsigned installs to silently fail, unless DriverSigningPolicy is set to ignore in the Unattend.txt file.
For more information about unattended answer-file syntax and usage, please see the Ref.chm file in the Support\Tools\ archive on the Microsoft Windows XP CD-ROM.

Article ID: 293765 - Last Review: 12/06/2015 01:36:52 - Revision: 1.2

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