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Adept II
Adept II

windows can't verify publisher

Just ran the installer for v19.5.1 (clean install) and then I got the Windows can't verify publisher error (at the 40% mark) after the uninstall and the install portion resumed. 

Manually removed and deleted the drivers from Device Manager, rebooted, re-ran the installer, and no issues this time.

Win10 Pro v1809.

Has anyone else seen this?

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Re: windows can't verify publisher

Sounds like a corrupt Driver installation since you installed it again now is working correctly.

You should follow this basic AMD installation procedure in the future to prevent what happened to you:

Install AMD driver:


1) Download the correct AMD Full Set of drivers from AMD Support. Make sure your Windows is fully updated via Windows Update. Windows Must be fully updated because the latest AMD Drivers requires all the latest "Optional" and "Recommended" updates to be installed.

2) Use Windows Uninstall to uninstall current AMD driver and software and disconnect the internet from your computer. Then use DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) from Wagnardsoft  Forum in Safe Mode. This will eliminate all traces of the AMD driver and software from your computer.

Delete C: \ AMD folder from the Root Directory. Reboot

3) Go to Device Manager and click "Display Adapter" and make sure you are on the MS Basic Display Adapter. If not, uninstall the AMD driver using Properties.

4) Try reinstalling the AMD FULL SET OF DRIVERS that you have downloaded manually. Make sure you disable the Internet to prevent Windows from installing a newer version. So configure windows to prevent it from updating drivers via windows update. So it has been mentioned to disable any anti-virus programs before installing AMD Drivers.

5) If the new AMD drivers installs and works correctly, delete again the C: \ AMD folder from the root directory. To save space on the HDD.

6) Enable both the Internet and Anti-Virus program (if applicable).

7) Go back to Device Manager and check your GPU card driver is working and identified correctly.

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