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@@ -46,6 +46,7 @@ Requirements for Building VeraCrypt for Windows:
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 (Professional Edition or compatible)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 1.52 (available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads)
- Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 (configured for Visual C++)
+- Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 8.1 (needed for SHA-256 code signing)
- Microsoft Windows Driver Kit 7.1.0 (build 7600.16385.1)
- RSA Security Inc. PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface (Cryptoki) 2.20
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@@ -105,6 +106,8 @@ Instructions for Building VeraCrypt for Windows:
Instructions for Signing and Packaging VeraCrypt for Windows:
+First, create an environment variable 'WSDK81' pointing to the Windows SDK
+for Windows 8.1 installation directory.
The folder "Signing" contains a batch file (sign.bat) that will sign all
VeraCrypt components using a code signing certificate present on the
certificate store and also build the final installation setup.