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Windows 7 partition name

Posted: 04/08/2013 08:16:51
by Isabelle JOUBERT (Standard support level)
Joined: 04/08/2013
Posts: 8

I work on Windows 7 64 bits OS.

My software works fine on XP 32 bits.
I installed 64X driver and when I want to open my partition, I have this error:

RawFile.Open \??\E:
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005)

Is there a special name on Windows 7 for the partitions?

Thanks in advance.
Posted: 04/08/2013 08:41:37
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

Thank you for contacting us.

What version of RawDisk are you using? If it's version 3, then the driver needs to be signed in order to be loaded on 64-bit systems. Due to sensitive nature of the product and problems we had before with version 2 we don't code-sign the driver ourselves. You need to get a code-signing certificate from Verisign or GlobalSign (only these two) and sign the driver yourself. Unfortunately this is the only way to load the driver and the requirement to sign the driver is described in the help file in deployment instructions.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 04/08/2013 09:22:01
by Isabelle JOUBERT (Standard support level)
Joined: 04/08/2013
Posts: 8

Thank you for the answer. We have a version 3.

So we need to purchase a certificate from Verisign or Globalsign but the certificate has a duration and is very expensive for our application.
Posted: 04/08/2013 09:30:32
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

When you code-sign the module, you also timestamp it (code-signing tool does). with the timestamp you don't need to replace the driver every year. Signing needs to be done once. The cost of the certificate is about $200 per year, but you need to purchase it only once (no need to reissue it later) if you want to sign only current version of the driver.

I recommend you that you start signing and timestamping all of your software - this increases trust in your application and in overall shows that you care about customers. Also, signed modules are treated better (nicer) by antiviruses and other similar software.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski



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