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Method To Install Digitally Unsigned Drivers On Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 enforces digital driver signature verification at the kernel level and would not allow users to install anything without it. Most of the time Windows 8 would show a relevant error like “A digitally signed driver is required” & “The driver installation failed” but at-times just fail to install the device driver as shown below. Thankfully, Microsoft has left an option to bypass the signature verification and install the device driver as usual. The full procedure for installation of unsigned device drivers on Windows 8 is outlined below.

Windows 8 Driver Error

How to skip driver search from Windows Update for faster driver installation of popular devices

Microsoft Windows automatically searches for drivers online using Windows Update service every-time a new hardware gets connected, while this can be an excellent solution to get drivers for many hardware's; this also adds a long, unnecessary wait when the best drivers are already available in current installation for popular devices like Apple and Android mobile phones.

While we can easily turn-off Windows Update driver search entirely (by navigating to System Properties->Hardware tab->Windows Update Driver Settings->Never check for drivers), Here is a little handy trick to skip Windows driver search instantly for devices you are sure are available locally saving time at the time of driver searching.

Driver search

IOBit Game Booster 2 Premium Free Genuine Licenses Giveaway

Every computer gamer wants to squeeze-out the last bit of computing power possible, and utilities like IOBit Game Booster 2 (Free version reviewed earlier) help them achieve there goal. Under a limited period promotion IObit is giving away Game Booster 2 Premium license worth $9.99 regularly for free during the entire week from Feb. 21 to Feb 27.

Game Booster 2 is designed as a “one-click-switch” to turn any PC into a “game machine” that provides a better and smoother gaming experience. It works by temporarily shutting down unnecessary background processes and services to concentrate the computer’s resources on the gaming application being played. Afterwards, users can easily switch the PC back to normal operation, restarting all the shut-down processes and services. According to a recent user survey, 80% of gaming enthusiasts say their gaming experience is “remarkably improved” by Game Booster 2.

 IOBit Game Booster 2 Premium

IObit Game Booster 2 - Free Windows Utility To Make PC Performance Faster Specially For Games

Keeping your PC perform at optimal level needs help of computer maintenance and optimization utilities, and if you are looking for one such professional utility our TuneUp Utilities 2011 free key giveaway is still open for participation.

IObit offers some great free PC tune-up software's like IObit Toolbox and IObit Advanced SystemCare, the company also offers another useful utility for PC optimization specially targeted at gamers. Named "IObit Game Booster 2" the free utility for windows help optimize PC for an overall smoother and more responsive game play. "Game Booster 2" achieves it's goal by updating hardware-drivers, downloading essential gaming tools, tweaking system settings, defragmenting game directories, temporarily shutting down background processes, cleaning RAM, and prioritizing processor performance.

Game Booster Main Screen

Windows 7 Device Stage Automatically Converts Media For Playback On Target Device

Microsoft Windows 7 comes loaded with lots of new features, and one of the most exciting new feature is Device Stage which introduces a brand new way to interact with your hardware devices from Windows desktop; Out-of-the-box support for hardware devices is one of the major strength for Windows over competing operating-systems and Windows 7 takes this to all new level with even more device-support allowing users to utilize services offered by their devices via new visual interface of device-stage without the need to install additional software or drivers.

Microsoft Windows 7 Device Stage

Newly introduced Device Stage is not just a visual interface to interact with your devices but also offers automatic media conversion suited for devices plugged-in as I found it while working with Creative Zen MP3 player as demonstrated ahead.

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