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New Contributor I
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DZ77GA-70K Desktop Board: Desktop Utilities stopped working

Desktop Utilities started hanging with circling-dots-of-death on my DZ77GA-70K desktop board. So, I uninstalled the software, rebooted and tried to reinstall the software - but, I received this error message:

Intel Desktop Utilities can only be installed on a computer based on an Intel motherboard. Install will now abort.

Can someone suggest how to solve this problem?

Thanks

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New Contributor I
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New Contributor III
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- explicit running setup.exe as administrator?

- uninstalling Intel SMBus also?

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New Contributor I
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vbaderks,

Yes, Intel SMbus is uninstalled. I am running setup.exe as Administrator.

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New Contributor I
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Wow... I figured out why Intel Desktop Utilities would not install on my DZ77GA-70K desktop board: UEFI boot was selected in the BIOS.

The ramifications of that bug - on so many levels - is scary.

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New Contributor III
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Smart to figure that out.

I have EUFI boot enabled on my DZ68BC board and not seen that problem. As I have installed Windows 8 CP with this option I cannot disable it as Win8 won't boot anymore. As a bios reset to default values will disable UEFI boot on the DZ68BC it even tricked me the last time I did a BIOS upgrade and my system became non-bootable, re-enabling EUFI boot did the trick :-).

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New Contributor I
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vbaderks,

Yes - that's my point.

IMO, the old fashioned BIOS can't go away fast enough. But, Intel is struggling getting UEFI underway.

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