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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium Additional Administrator Privileges

11 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium Additional Administrator Privileges

My situation is as follows:

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I'm trying to run Intel's Chipset Utility, however it says that I need to run it "...under an account with administrator privileges". I'm already the admin, I've right clicked and selected "Run as Administrator" - also activated the hidden "Administrator" profile, tried it from there with the same results. It's the same in "Safe Mode".

I had the same problem on my older laptop for the same software- which runs Win 7 Professional x64, and solved it through the secpol.msc. However this version of windows does not have it. I really need to run the program, is there any other way? Or do I just throw away my Home Premium (was supposed to be Professional anyway - ended up with this because there was a misunderstanding) and get the Professional version?

I feel that Windows is really beginning to go the way of Apple's OS, limiting everything - which is a shame really... It's the sole reason why I've stayed on Windows all this time.

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11 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

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If you would please fill in your system specs here.
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This way we can know what chipset driver your looking for.

You can also once you know the chipset, search in the Microsoft Update Catalog. microsoft update catalog - Google Search
Fabe


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11 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok, but I'm not looking for drivers. I'm looking for the model of the chipset in my laptop - to see what processors are compatible for future upgrades.
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12 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Have you looked here?
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=4097219&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=4096175&swLang=13& taskId=135&swEnvOID=4058#11394

You can also download this software and clik on motherboard>chipset. and it will tell you what you have in your system.
Lavasoft Everest Home Free2.20 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

Fabe
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12 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Seems to be a helpful tool, but when I ran it, it said that "Windows requires a digitally signed driver..." and could only detect some of the hardware, the chipset id not being one of them. In the Professional edition of Windows, you could force the these kinds of programs to work by giving yourself supreme administrator privileges through the OS's security policy. I guess Microsoft does not trust home users with their own OS's... "secpol.msc" does not exist in this edition.
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12 Dec 2011   #6

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

For what it is worth, I have run the Intel tool with no issues on a homebuilt PC with Windows 7 Home Premium.

That aside, it says here:


http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/pscmi..._Datasheet.pdf


that you have a Mobile Intel QM57 chipset, whatever that is.

I'd save that PDF if you don't already have it.

And this might be useful:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-b...rs-lounge.html
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14 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you for your help.

I will re-install windows and see if that solves the admin issues.
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15 Dec 2011   #8

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

The only "chipset utility" I found does not support Win 7 64 bit as said on the download page.

There are free utilities around you can run which may tell you the chipset or the laptop manf web site may have information.
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15 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Actually, I got the utility to run successfully on both my desktop and my old laptop - both running x64 Win 7s, the only difference being that they are "Professional" versions.
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15 Dec 2011   #10

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

OK. Trying to upgrade the cpu in a laptop is +/- as there are many factors such as heat. I would try to get info on the version of laptop and see if there were other simular versions that had different cpus.

To my thinking, you are on a no win course. On a motherboard maybe yes, on a laptop deep doo doo. LOL

What laptop are you trying to upgrade ?
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