Unable to import drivers - Error codes : 0xE0000247, 0xE000023F, 0xE0000244

Problem

You are trying to install drivers in the computer which is running Windows 7/ Windows Server 2008 R2 and the deployment fails. For example, you're trying to install a driver (Patch ID - 1300022) and the deployment fails.

Cause

This might be due to some drivers which are signed by a newer signing method that's not recognized or supported by Windows 7/ Windows Server 2008 R2. Hence, the drivers can't be imported.

Resolution

At least any one of these hotfixes: 2837108 & 2921916 should be installed on the system that's experiencing this issue. These hotfixes will add the required support to Windows 7/ Windows Server 2008 R2 to recognize the newer signing methods.

These hotfixes are no longer supported by Microsoft. So if your system doesn't have these hotfixes already installed in them, then this driver is 'Unsupported'.

    : Driver updates are currently supported in
  • Desktop Central from build version 10.0.423.
  • Patch Manager Plus from build version 10.0.545. (Also supported in cloud edition)
  • Support is extended currently for Windows driver and BIOS updates only. Learn more about the supported devices.