Problem is the "driver signature enforcement" is invalid so the driver won't load. Although this can be disabled by pressing F8 each time the PC boots and selecting the "disable enforcement" option, this is tedious so I Googled and tried this:
- Run command prompt as administrator.
- bcdedit -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
This did NOT WORK. Apparently it does work on some versions of Vista, but who cares Vista is a waste of time.
Seemed dodgy, but I then tried this:
Basically its a case of switching the OS to a driver developer "test mode" and then applying a sort of "self signing" to the driver in question. So by going into Device Manager and selecting the device, properties, driver tab, driver details - I can see it is athrx.sys which is not signed.
So using the app I applied both these steps and rebooted. Worked great - No more F8 and I can keep using my expensive bulletproof Cisco Wifi NIC on the Media Box PC.