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How to obtain driver test signatures

This article was previously published under Q330315
This article contains information for driver developers about how to obtain driver test signatures for hardware drivers.

The driver test signature lets you to install the unsigned driver that you are developing to a specific test computer. On the test computer, the PnP manager and the SetupAPI routines treat the driver as if it is signed. Therefore, you can perform system testing on a driver that is under development. After you finish the preparation steps, you can quickly obtain the test-signed .cat file.
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For more information about driver test signatures, visit the following Web sites:

VeriSign "designed for Windows logo" digital IDs

Windows Hardware Developer Central

Article ID: 330315 - Last Review: 11/16/2012 08:07:00 - Revision: 4.0

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