Disable “…has not passed Windows Logo testing” Message

By default, Windows XP will warn you when installing drivers that haven’t been tested by Microsoft with the following message.

“The software you are installing for this hardware: “hardware name” has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP”

This message is displayed to prevent the average Joe from installing potentially dangerous drivers. But sometimes it appears even when you install drivers from the hardware manufacturer. If you’re tech-savvy and regularly like to install drivers that are not supported by Microsoft in Windows, this message may start to annoy you after a while. Fortunately, you can disable the message with the following steps.

1. Right-click My Computer.

2. Click  click Properties.

3. Click the Hardware tab, then click Driver Signing under Drivers.

XP Driver signing button on Hardware tab


4. Click Ignore – Install the software anyway and don’t ask for my approval.

XP Driver Signing options


  1. Bo in Finland says

    I have a related question.
    I’m wondering who is trying to install the software and what sw it is as it isn’t me who initialized this. How to find this out and how to stop the wizard from popping up again? Clicking “STOP Installation” does not help.
    Thanks for any help or clue!

  2. Joyce says

    This worked for me!! I was trying to install kodak aio software and it kept saying that it was not windows logo compatible. These steps fixed the problem!

  3. Chuck Banx says

    Hey ya’ll. Go to Control Panel in XP SP3, click on “system.” There you have your driver signing.

  4. Frank says

    Cannot follow the instructions because the keyboard and mouse drivers do not appear to have been loaded on the normal boot.

  5. Lizz says

    I had the same problem trying to install iTunes.. Apparently my CD/DVD drivers are unsigned, funny they work with everything else.. iTunes still works fine, but because of this I can’t import CD’s..

    I have tried the Driver singing section in Hardware and still get this message: The software you are installing for this hardware has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP..The hardware will not be installed

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