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#1 Sphere

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:01 PM

Vista and Windows7, do not allow the normal user to read the SMART data from harddisks.

This... is very annoying, does anyone know a solution so that the normal user can make a readout too?

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:47 PM

hdtune, and maybe everest ultimate might be of some help...

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:35 AM

No, not exactly. My problem was that reading the SMART data, requires elevated rights. which is annoying.
I now disabled UAC, but it's not exactly a 'solution', I'd rather call it a hack

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:37 PM

:davex: I'm pretty sure smart has to be enabled in bios also :)

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:46 PM

View Poststormrosson, on Apr 17 2009, 04:37 PM, said:

:davex: I'm pretty sure smart has to be enabled in bios also :)
I'm pretty sure that it is enabled in the bios, since I can read the data now, with UAC disabled :roadrunner:




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