More Mastercam Tech Tips Revealed

The following are some frequently asked questions regarding Mastercam. You can always visit the Mastercam Web site for a more complete list of useful Mastercam Tech Tips.

Q: Why am I getting a “Windows requires a digitally signed driver” error message when installing Mastercam X2 on a Vista 64 machine?

A: When installing any Mastercam X version from the initial release of Mastercam X through Mastercam X2 on a Vista 64 bit machine, you will receive the following error message:

Vista 64 is the first Microsoft operating system that requires a signed driver in an effort to combat malicious programs. To install Mastercam on the Vista 64 machine, follow the below instructions:

  • Restart your computer and hold down the key to get to the “Advance Boot Options” menu.
  • Select the “Disable Drive Signature Enforcement” option. Windows should boot now.
  • If you did not uninstall your previously failed Mastercam installation, do so now.
  • When the uninstall is complete, install Mastercam again. This time, the driver will install correctly, and you will be able to run Mastercam. From this point on, you will be able to boot Windows normally and run Mastercam.

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