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    Posted on Wallace Keever Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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        Wallace Keever
        AskWoody Plus

        HP Envy with 500 GB SSD, 12 G Ram, Intel i7 processor at 3.2 GHz. I have been using Steve Gibson’s Wizmo.exe to shutdown, reboot, open & close DVD drives for several years on an older computer. Now all of a sudden with the new HP Envy, purchased 2020 Sept 18, I can’t get Wizmo to save to a place where windows can find it. Does anyone have any idea what I should do?

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        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        There’s a couple of ways to do this but the easiest is to just do the following:

        1. Save wizmo.exe to your desktop.

        2. *Right*-click on it, put a tick in the Unblock checkbox then click on the Apply button and close the dialog.

        wizmo-unblock

        3. Manually move it to C:\Windows (or C:\Windows\System32) and click on the Continue button when the Destination Folder Access Denied prompt appears.

        wizmo-windows

        Hope this helps…

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        Wallace Keever
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for the info, and the help. That was exactly what I needed and it worked just fine. Many thanks for your assistance. W.

         

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