Trying to update graphic drivers with no administrative privledges

Trying to update graphic drivers with no administrative privledges


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Posted by mranderson on September 23, 2007 at 18:08:06:

Heres the thing, the only source of entertainment I have is my Dell Latitude D160 laptop that I received from my job, I just bought half life 2 and installed it, it was running pretty choppy so I looked at my drivers for the Mobile Intel(R) 915GM Express Chipset that is on this computer and they date back to 2004.
I downloaded the driver update but after it unpacks the files it says the same message that I get when I try to update the drivers automatically." You must have administrative privileges to execute this file" and aborts the installation.
What I did is when it got to the " You must have administrative privileges to execute this file" window, I copied all the files associated with the update and moved them from the temp direcotry to a permanent one. I then went to control panel and looked at all the files that are associated with the current driver that I am using now and copied those, so I have a backup of the original driver files just in case.
I havent done this yet , but I was just going to manually replace each file that is associated with the old 2004 driver with the files that were unpacked from the new driver update,
Is this dangerous?



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