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    , evildictait​or wrote


    The drivers WTWF is complaining about don't work on WindowsRT, 8.1 or not. The whole "Windows 8.1" thing is a red herring. The reason the drivers don't work on WindowsRT is because only Microsoft signed drivers will load on WindowsRT. They didn't load on WindowsRT with 8 and they won't load on WindowsRT with 8.1.

    And no, the drivers WTWF is talking about aren't Microsoft signed drivers because Microsoft doesn't make NICs. They are probsbly Broadcom/Verisign signed, not Microsoft/Microsoft or Broadcom/Microsoft signed, hence why they don't load on the MicrosoftPad.

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    As you can see from the screenshot above, the drivers are signed by Microsoft. And I'm using them on Windows RT 8.0 right now. Smiley

    I suspect the ASIX/Microsoft story goes like this:

    1. Microsoft signed these drivers for ASIX to perform in-house RT testing.
    2. ASIX, in confusion, put these up for download.
    3. Microsoft learned of this and requested pull down, given they're not certified for use on Windows RT.