FAQ/079 KSM-500 - How do I install KSM-500 under the 32bit version of Windows 7??

August 18, 2010

The 32 bit version of Windows 7 supports kSetup1.14. The steps to install it are as follows:

1) Uninstall any previous version of KSM-500

2) Ensure you have full access to write and read on main drive and this folder is not set to "Archive".

3) Set the User Account Control so the 'User Account Control settings' are set to ‘Never Notify me’:

  • Select Windows Start menus and navigate to Control Panel -> System and Security
  • Under 'Action Centre' list, select ‘Change User Account Control Settings’
  • Move the slider to ‘Never Notify’

4) Change ‘Driver Signature Enforcement’:

  • On Windows boot, press F8
  • Select option 'Disable Driver Signature Enforcement': Allows drivers containing importer signature to be loaded.

5) Install Microsoft’s .NET 4 framework. .NET Framework 4.0 is not installed during KSM-500 suite installation on Windows 7 32-bit OS. It can be manually installed from the subfolder in the installation.\KSM\ISSetupPrerequisites\{5C4CB9D4-9B57-45D4-BC56-0BC2CA8325F0

6) Install KSM-500 as Administrator.

  • Right click on setup.exe and select 'run as Administrator'. Note: you will get a 'Class not registered' error when using kSetup if not installed as administrator

7) Allow kDiscover, kProgram and kFetch through the Firewall, Public and Private network or disable the Firewall. To give the programs permission:

  • Select Windows Start menu and navigate to Control Panel -> System and Security and select ‘Allow a program through Windows Firewall’ under the ‘Windows Firewall section.
  • Click on the Add another program
  • Select kDiscover.exe, Click Add.
  • Repeat for kProgram.exe, Enable.exe and kFetch.exe.
  • Run all KSM-500 tools As Administrator (Right click properties of exe, run as Administrator)

8) Disable ‘Data Execution Prevention’. For this, execute the following at the command prompt:

  • Select Windows Start menu. Select All Programs -> Accessories and Right Click on Command Prompt
  • Left click on Run as Administrator
  • Click the Allow button if it asks you for permission
  • Type this into the command prompt window: bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff
  • Hit enter and you should see the confirmation ‘Operation Completed Successfully’
  • Reboot the PC

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