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Patch disables SafeDisc DRM on Windows 7 and 8.x

Posted on Wednesday, September 23 2015 @ 14:56:57 CEST by

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Last months report hit the web about old games no longer working on Windows 10 because Microsoft decided to refuse to support SafeDisc and SecuROM because these rootkit-like DRM solutions would make Windows 10 less secure.

This month Microsoft has taken it a step further by rolling out a security update that removes support for the SafeDisc DRM from Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

The KB3086255 patch turns off the service for the secdrv.sys driver to make Windows more secure because this type of DRM bypasses Windows' built-in security features and could make your system more vulnerable to malware.

Microsoft acknowledges that disabling the SafeDisc DRM driver will break support for a wide variety of old games. Details on how to temporarily (or permanently) enable SafeDisc can be found at Microsoft's website.



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