How do I install unsigned drivers on Windows Vista?

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    I'm just trying to install the drivers for NDS Adapter Plus, and not having a good time of it. What do I need to use? (This is so stupid...Microsoft, you are an idiot for locking out smaller companies from your OS.)
     
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    I never have a problem with my Vista laptop. I just click on "Continue Anyway".
     
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    32-bit lets you, 64-bit requires signing (which is why even in test mode you need to self-sign the drivers).
     
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    I dare say there are easier ways to back things up but I mainly came here to say perhaps consider a virtual machine instead- http://gbatemp.net/threads/using-virtualbox-to-manage-legacy-gba-flashcarts.275407/ being an example of using it for similar purposes. Vista vintage stuff means I am not sure (especially if it is one of the low spec things they stuffed vista on) but your average 2 gigs of ram and a reasonable CPU machine should be able to do a nice cut down XP VM without issue.
     
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    Hit F8 right after reboot. On the black-menu screen choose the option to Disable Driver Signing.
     
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    Thanks guys. I hate that I was forced to upgrade to Vista thanks to an accident involving spilled juice on my original laptop. (Funny enough, it just shorted out the touchpad and the keyboard.)
     

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