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May 19, 2012 11:46:35 AM

Hi. I'm a student on my school laptop and i'm having trouble installing Directx on the laptop. Everytime i try to install it, it says i need administrative rights. Im not looking for a hack or anything to make myself an admin, i was just wondering if there was a way i could install it without needing admin rights, or if there is a zip or rar file that has it pre-installed?.

Help would be appreciated.
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
May 19, 2012 12:23:37 PM

Nope, sounds like they have locked down the ability to install applictaions.

If you need it for a legit reason, they shouldn't have any issues with installing it, a s it is support runtime files from Microsoft.
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May 19, 2012 1:06:21 PM

Are you trying to run an older game? Which one?
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May 19, 2012 2:57:08 PM

WR2 said:
Are you trying to run an older game? Which one?

I'm trying to run need for speed the run, when i got the following error:

Failed creating D3D device of at least version 10.0 on adapter "Intel(R) HD Graphics" with driver "Unknown". Error is DXGI_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED ("Unsupported.").

This is typically caused by not having the minumum required DirectX support in the GPU.
For NVIDIA GPUS, DirectX 10.0 support is required.
For AMD and GPUs from other vendours, DirectX 10.1 support is required.
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May 19, 2012 3:11:42 PM

Hit the NFS The Run website and look for a game patch, update or other guides on how to run that game on Win7.
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May 19, 2012 3:13:03 PM

As The Stig (the real stig? :)  ) said, it's almost certain - for obvious reasons - that the owner (school) wants to restrict what you can do. Kinda makes sense....then again....it does belong to the school? - it's not a laptop you bought for school use (then you'll get a different answer from us in which case WR2 info is the way to go)?
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May 19, 2012 3:14:09 PM

What hardware does your laptop have?
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May 19, 2012 3:16:47 PM

im15 said:
Failed creating D3D device of at least version 10.0 on adapter "Intel(R) HD Graphics" with driver "Unknown". Error is DXGI_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED ("Unsupported.").
We can tell from the error message that your laptop only has Integrated Graphics - we just don't know which Intel IGP you have.
Knowing which CPU you have will let us figure that out.
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May 19, 2012 4:20:39 PM

WR2 said:
We can tell from the error message that your laptop only has Integrated Graphics - we just don't know which Intel IGP you have.
Knowing which CPU you have will let us figure that out.

Im not sure as to what exactly you want when you say hardware so i'll just tell you this.

Acer Aspire 1830
CPU: Intel Core i3-380UM 1.33GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB (2.80 GB usable)
System type: 32-bit Operating System
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May 19, 2012 5:02:00 PM

" Everytime i try to install it, it says i need administrative rights"

- we've already answered your question but do answer my previous question:

does belong to the school? (in which case we can't help you) or is it a laptop you bought for school use? (in which case we can help you)
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May 19, 2012 5:29:44 PM

mesab66 said:
" Everytime i try to install it, it says i need administrative rights"

- we've already answered your question but do answer my previous question:

does belong to the school? (in which case we can't help you) or is it a laptop you bought for school use? (in which case we can help you)

It belongs to the school but is in my care for the next 2 years.
And it SHOULD let me install it because when i first got it, it was able to install everything i downloaded. I picked up a virus a while ago and had to restore it to a backup and it must of glitched or something happend along the way and now a lot of the programs i tried redownloading would not install. (Ive tried restoring to a backup multiple times)
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May 19, 2012 11:09:54 PM

Core i3-380UM 1.33GHz
Intel HD Graphics -> supports DirectX 10.0 Shader 4.0

Windows 7 itself has DirectX 11 installed and supports that if the graphics hardware does.
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May 19, 2012 11:14:42 PM

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Failed creating D3D device of at least version 10.0 on adapter "Intel(R) HD Graphics" with driver "Unknown". Error is DXGI_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED ("Unsupported." ).


You have a video adapter that supports DX 10.0 but your game is complaining it doesn't.

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a b $ Windows 7
May 19, 2012 11:18:41 PM

Minimum System Requirements for NFS The Run
https://help.ea.com/uk/article/minimum-system-requireme...

MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS:

OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit
DirectX: DirectX 10
XXX Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Equivalent
Memory: 3 GB
Hard Drive: 18 GB
XXX Graphics card (AMD): 512 MB RAM ATI Radeon 4870 or higher performance
XXX Graphics card (NVIDIA): 512 MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance
Sound card: DirectX Compatible
Keyboard or Gamepad or Steering Wheel
DVD Rom Drive
Online: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

XXX = where your laptop falls short of the minimum system requirements
and not just a little bit short - you're massively short of the minimum.
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May 20, 2012 2:14:31 AM

WR2 said:
Minimum System Requirements for NFS The Run
https://help.ea.com/uk/article/minimum-system-requireme...

MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS:

OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit
DirectX: DirectX 10
XXX Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Equivalent
Memory: 3 GB
Hard Drive: 18 GB
XXX Graphics card (AMD): 512 MB RAM ATI Radeon 4870 or higher performance
XXX Graphics card (NVIDIA): 512 MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance
Sound card: DirectX Compatible
Keyboard or Gamepad or Steering Wheel
DVD Rom Drive
Online: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

XXX = where your laptop falls short of the minimum system requirements
and not just a little bit short - you're massively short of the minimum.

well that explains a lot. :(  Well thank you for helping me with all this. I didn't realize 1 game could need so many requirements. -.-
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May 20, 2012 4:33:56 AM

Best answer selected by im15.
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