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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001691SpeedFanS.M.A.R.T.public2011-01-25 19:46
Reportercolin_eAssigned Toalfredo 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityalways
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Platform(any)OSWindows 7, Windows VistaOS Version(any)
Product Version4.41 beta 
Target VersionFixed in Version4.43 beta 
Summary0001691: Add pop warning about Windows UAC blocking access to hard disk data
DescriptionRef: BugID 0001598

Speedfan can't access hard disk data under Windows 7 (and I assume Vista) unless either User Access Control (UAC) is disabled or the program is run with Admin privileges.

Note: It seems strange that Speedfan can access the other sensors on the system without Admin privs, but needs them for the hard disk data only?

This will not be obvious to many users who may just assume Speedfan is Faulty.

Ideally there would be a warning popup to the application when it starts, especially if no hard disks are detected (which is not a normal situation), to tell the user they need to run with Admin rights to access hard disk info under versions of Windows that implement UAC, if UAC is currently enabled.
Steps To Reproduce1) Set Windows UAC settings to anything higher than the "UAC Disabled" mode.

2) Run Speedfan!
TagsNo tags attached.
Motherboard ModelAsus M4A88T-M/USB3
Video Card Model(onboard Radeon 4250)

Relationships

related to 0001598 resolvedalfredo HDD not detected by win 7 (like 0001512) 

Activities

alfredo

2011-01-25 19:45

manager   ~0005730

Starting with 4.43 beta, I forced privilege elevation.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-11-18 00:40 colin_e New Issue
2010-11-18 00:40 colin_e Status new => assigned
2010-11-18 00:40 colin_e Assigned To => alfredo
2011-01-25 19:45 alfredo Note Added: 0005730
2011-01-25 19:45 alfredo Status assigned => acknowledged
2011-01-25 19:46 alfredo Relationship added related to 0001598
2011-01-25 19:46 alfredo Status acknowledged => resolved
2011-01-25 19:46 alfredo Resolution open => fixed
2011-01-25 19:46 alfredo Fixed in Version => 4.43 beta