Fixed 0xc0000428 Windows Cannot Verify the Digital Signature for This File


Fixed 0xc0000428 Windows Cannot Verify the Digital Signature for This File

Media Creation Tool (if booting new Windows installation):

Problem: Windows is not starting (from a .vhd file) and displays the following error message:
File: Windowssystem32winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file

In Windows 8 (& 8.1), 7 & Vista Operating Systems, you cannot load a driver or execute a program that hasn’t a Driver Signature. Driver Signing is a method to verify the identity of the software publisher or the hardware (driver) vendor in order to protect your system from been infected with malware rootkits, that are able to run on the lowest level of Operating System. This means that all drivers and programs must be digitally signed (verified) in order to be installed and run on latest Windows Operating Systems.

Digital Signatures ensure that the software publisher or hardware vendor is trusted and verified by Microsoft. But in real life, publishers and vendors cannot always pay Microsoft to verify all their products or Microsoft cannot verify all the drivers or programs that are published every day. But this becomes a problem in the case that you own an old unsigned legitimate software or driver and you want to install or load it to your computer, because the OS doesn’t allow it to work or load.

This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops,and tablets running the Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 operating systems.Works for all major computer manufactures (Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung).



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  2. i cant even load into the windows screen, it just pops up a message whenever i turn the pc on that says "file: windownssystem32ntoskrnl.exe error code: 0xc0000428".
    Please someone help me


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