This page applies to SmartSoft under Windows 8 only
When connecting a SmartFade or SmartFade ML to a PC running Windows 8, the operating system will block the installation of the drivers as Windows 8 now requires all drivers to be 'signed' by a Microsoft associate.
To install the drivers manually:
Move your mouse cursor to the upper right part on the screen then select:
Settings ->Change PC Settings->General -> "Advanced Startup" -> Restart now.
The system will restart and show the boot menu. This may take some minutes.
After some time you will be prompted with a menu with following options:
The following menu appears:
Choose "Advanced Options"
Choose "Windows Startup Settings" then click "Restart"
The computer will restart and the boot startup settings menu appears
Select "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" from the menu.
Windows 8 will start and you can then install the SmartFade driver from Device Manager as follows:
SmartSoft should now connect to your SmartFade or SmartFade ML console and function normally.