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I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« on: August 13, 2011, 01:27:21 PM »
Right here is the problem, I run 64bit windows 7 to make full use of my CPU architecture, I8KfanGUI is software created to control fan control on laptops. This program is important to me and need to get it working on my operating system. It works perfectly fine on 32bit but when using 64bit if fanio driver signature causes a problem, There are many articles with apparent solutions but i cannot seem to get any to work, Also with some of the solutions on this website, It requires turning the driver signing off using F8 at startup, My laptop does nothing when i start up and press the F8.

Anyway, Here is the link http://cdiefer.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=i8kfan&action=display&thread=664

Any help on this matter would be much appreciated. Thankyou.

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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 02:12:42 PM »
Trouble is Microsoft require all drivers to now be Digitally signed for x64. You can use self signed drivers however you need to force windows to allow it. open command prompt as administrator then type the following "Bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON". now reboot.

Reinstall the drivers for I8KfanGUI, windows will bitch about the drivers being self signed but it should allow you to install them anyway.


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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 02:54:29 PM »
Aye that's what i thought, I did what you said however this has still not worked, Perhaps try installing in safe mode after testsigning is altered?






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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 03:31:27 PM »
I'm certain that somewhere in the system properties you can stop Windows caring about wether drivers are signed, but I am unsure on how to do this under Windows 7.

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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 08:02:04 PM »
I'm certain that somewhere in the system properties you can stop Windows caring about wether drivers are signed, but I am unsure on how to do this under Windows 7.
Sadly you can't with Win7. using the command line utility bcdedit to enable "test mode" is the only way to do it.

@el Are you sure the drivers are signed? Test mode will not allow unsigned drivers to install but will allow self signed to do so.
if they aren't signed you may be able to sign them your self. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff552275%28v=vs.85%29.aspx


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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 08:07:03 PM »
try this command
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bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS And reboot


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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011, 08:24:27 PM »
I'm certain that somewhere in the system properties you can stop Windows caring about wether drivers are signed, but I am unsure on how to do this under Windows 7.
Sadly you can't with Win7. using the command line utility bcdedit to enable "test mode" is the only way to do it.

@el Are you sure the drivers are signed? Test mode will not allow unsigned drivers to install but will allow self signed to do so.
if they aren't signed you may be able to sign them your self. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff552275%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

No i believe i'd need a signed driver for it to be achievable. hmm

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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 02:41:45 PM »
I load some unsigned drivers for my tv card using http://www.ngohq.com/home.php?page=dseo

Enable test mode
Reboot
You might need to sign the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\fanio.sys

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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 08:32:03 PM »

 My laptop does nothing when i start up and press the F8.


It should do this is a windows function.... !

What make/model laptop do you have ?


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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 08:38:09 PM »
@miken thanks i will most certainly try that.

@TJ I have a Dell XPS M1710

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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 10:51:42 PM »
Have you tried F8 with an external keyboard ?

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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 11:50:41 PM »
What is this I8KFanGUI anyway? Some kind of fan control/temp monitor?

Maybe you should give SpeedFan a try, I use it myself - usually if I have an unruly BIOS that won't run the fans at 100% because that's how I roll, sometimes I've even disconnected them from convential supplies of electricity and used the -12V line to overspin them, that's always fun :D

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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2011, 12:51:14 AM »
Correct its a fan control.

I assume SpeedFan has sensor recognition and automatic temperature control? If it does i'll certainly take a look.

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Re: I8KfanGUI For windows 7 (64bit)
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2011, 01:14:02 AM »
It does, though you might have to tweak some settings, as things like unused sensors sometimes report silly temperatures. I forgot to add a link last time; http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

SpeedFan does not install a driver as such, so it is relatively easy to remove if you don't like it, I would stress though, that if you intend to use Automatic Controll with any software that you load your PC heavily for a while to ensure that it actually works, luckily most hardware now has a thermal shutdown at a hardware level.

On a final note, I seem to remember some DELL machines overriding the fan speed in the BIOS, if this happens you might not be able to change speeds at all.