Suddenly requires admin

Link Satonaka

New Member
In the past, I've been able to run hwinfo without elevated administrator privileges, provided that I install the Persistent Driver as admin at least once.

Now, it doesn't matter if I install the Persistent Driver, hwinfo always complains when I do not run it as admin. This must have happened within the last 4 releases or so...

Please fix.



HWiNFO Author
Staff member
This is an intentional change due to the security hardening of the kernel driver since v5.80.
Allowing access to the driver by non-administrator users was a security risk, so this possibility was removed. Besides that the entire driver was completely reworked to make it more secure and avoid potential exploiting.