Resolve: “The Digital Signature for this File Couldn’t be Verified” on Windows 10

Do you know about Digital Signature? Well, it confirms that the software publisher or hardware vendor is verified and trusted by Microsoft. But many vendors and publishers cannot pay Microsoft to verify their products or also Microsoft cannot verify all the drivers or programs which are published every day. In case, if your driver isn’t signed digitally, then users won’t be able to install them and show an error message be like ” The Digital Signature for this File Couldn’t be Verified.” It is a boot manager bug which might occur on all Windows OS versions. However, many Windows 10 users have reported about this issue in different forums, but solutions are not working correctly for each one of them. Thus, digital signature facilitates to stop tampering, online threats, forgery. One of the most common reasons behind this error is that Microsoft does not digitally sign software or a file which has been installed on your computer system and that’s why it’s not working on Windows 10 OS.

Moreover, the error message “the digital signature for this file couldn’t be verified’ prevents you from booting to your Windows OS. Below are some troubleshooting steps which help you in fixing the bug. The steps are illustrated below.

Steps to Resolve “The Digital Signature for this File Couldn’t be Verified” on Windows 10

Underneath we mentioned few solutions for easily resolving “The Digital Signature for this File Couldn’t be Verified” on Windows 10 operating system. But before you start the process, we suggest you follow the process in the exact way as listed below. However, doing this in the same series will save lots of your precious time and avoid unnecessary trouble and bugs. Here are some troubleshooting steps:

Solution -1 Re-build Boot Manager

Rebuild Boot Manager method requires to have Windows 10 bootable installation media or a recovery drive. For doing this, we suggest you to download an ISO file or make a USB stick. Here are some steps for doing it correctly:

  1. Firstly, connect a bootable USB Drive and carefully boot the Windows device.

  2. After that, click on any of the key to boot directly from the USB.

  3. After that, choose ‘Language Preferences’ option from the list of languages.

  4. Press ‘Next’ option.

  5. Choose ‘Repair your Computer’ option.

  6. Next, click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ option.

  7. Once done, tap on ‘Advanced Options’ and choose ‘Command Prompt’ option.

  8. For continuing it, choose your account and enter the following commands. Press the ‘Enter’ key after each of them. Commands are as follows:

  9. C:

  10. cd boot

  11. attrib bcd -s -h –r

  12. bootrec /rebuildbcd

Solution-2: Temporarily Turn Off the Digital Signature

  1. Firstly,     Press Windows + S keys at once in the keyboard.

  2. Then, choose ‘Update & Security’ option.

  3. Choose the ‘Recovery’ option located on the left side of the screen.

  4. Now, you will notice ‘Advanced Startup with a Restart now ‘ tab at the footer of the screen page.

  5. Press the ‘Restart Now’ tab and wait for few seconds until the system restart.

  6. Once system restarted, choose ‘Troubleshoot’ option.

  7. Alternatively, choose ‘Advanced Options’ and choose ‘Startup Settings’ appears on the screen.

  8. Now, search for the ‘Disable driver signature enforcement’ option.

  9. Once found, hit the F7 key on the keyboard to temporarily turn off the Digital signature.

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