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Vista 64 bit OS says I must get a driver with a digital signature to install USB to DB25 parallel cable. The driver on the disc which came with the cable was not accepted by Vista.

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1. Get a new signed driver from the adapter manufacturer.
2. Try the workarounds listed here: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/08/15/workaround-for-vista-cannot-load-low-level-driver-signing-issue/

For what it is worth, I generally found USB to parallel adapters worthless as most printers will not work with the adapter. Usually easier to get a new printer. If a desktop, get a parallel port expansion card.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Vista 64 bit OS did

Until a new version for 64-bit Vista comes out, there are two workarounds:
1. Boot Windows holding down the F8 key and select “Disable driver signature enforcement”. This will let you install unsigned drivers for that session.
2. Run cmd.exe as an administrator (right-click it to do this) and then type:
bcdedit -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS

post again if you have problems.--------- Please rate this solution.---------

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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post again if you have problems.--------- Please rate this solution.---------

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