Thursday, 21 March 2013

How do you resolve the error 'No signed drivers were found' when trying to install Windows 8?

This another in a brand new series of videos that I am producing for my new YouTube channel HowDoYouDoStuff.
A channel dedicated to short videos on how to do stuff.


In this video, I am going to show you how to resolve the error "No signed drivers were found." when trying to install Windows 8.


You can read the transcript below.





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In this video, I am going to show you how to resolve the error "No signed drivers were found." when trying to install Windows 8.

Yesterday, I attempted to install Windows 8 on my new HP EliteBook  computer.

I intended to dual boot the machine with Windows 7 and Windows 8 and had already installed Windows 7 onto the first partition.

It was when I tried to install Windows 8 that I ran into trouble.

I selected the Custom install option in order to choose the partition to install to and received the error message:

"No signed drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK."

Not only did I receive an error, but there were no partitions listed in the window.

Naturally, I searched for the error message online but unfortunately, most of the suggestions had to do with corrupt or dirty installation media. I was pretty sure that my media was fine.

Fortunately, a colleague suggested that it might have to do with the Secure Boot settings in the bios. This is a security requirement for installing Windows 8.

I searched HP for guidance on preparing my computer for Secure Boot and found a page that instructed me to simply download the latest driver for the bios and install it.

I followed the link and downloaded the bios driver for Windows 8.

Once I'd run the driver and rebooted the machine, I tried to install Windows 8 again.

This time when I selected the Custom install, I was presented with the full list of available partitions and was finally able to install Windows 8 without further problems.

There you have it.

In this video, I have shown you how to resolve the error "No signed drivers were found." when trying to install Windows 8.



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Phil Stirpé
"I don't do average!"


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