Trouble installing Windows 10 Drivers – “The hash for the file is not present” (FIX: Toggle Driver Signing)

The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file. The file is likely corrupt or the victim of tampering.

To solve this problem, I had to disable Device Driver Signing. Here’s how it’s done in Windows 10.

Option 1 – Command to Enable or Disable

  1. Click the “Start” button.
  2. Type “command“.
  3. Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run As Administrator“.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To disable device driver signing, type “BCDEDIT /set nointegritychecks ON” then press “Enter
    • To enable device driver signing, type “BCDEDIT /set nointegritychecks OFF” then press “Enter

You’re done! The Device Driver setting is now modified.

Option 2 – Disable From Menus

I figured this was security that was built into Windows to prevent me from installing bad drivers. This is a feature called Device Driver Signing. After going through the steps to disable driver signing in Windows 8, I was able to get my community drivers installed. Here’s how I did it.

  1. Select the “Start” button.
  2. Type “startup”.
  3. Select “Change advanced startup settings“.
  4. Select “Restart now” under the “Advanced startup” area.
  5. Select “Troubleshoot“.
  6. Select “Advanced Options“.
  7. Select “Startup Options“.
  8. Select “Restart“.
  9. A menu will appear where you can press “7” on your keyboard to choose “Disable driver signing enforcement“.

Now Device Driver Signing should be disabled, allowing you to install any driver you like in Windows 10 until you reboot.

One Response to “Trouble installing Windows 10 Drivers – “The hash for the file is not present” (FIX: Toggle Driver Signing)”
  1. Veena 16 January 2017 at 5:16 am #

    Thank u so much. This really saved my day.. 🙂 🙂

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