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I have a samsung SSD and Samsung has a magician software for their SSD. I would like to use it, however I just have linux and the software is only supported on Windows. Is there a way to install it with wine? When I downloaded the installer and ran it with wine, I can only get past the first window which is where I select the language. After that, a window pops up that says, "INSTALLATION CANNOT CONTINUE: "Windows Management Instrumentation" service is disabled. Please enable and try again.

Is there any way I can run this software on linux? It may be helpful to know that I am running linux mint 15 xfce. I don't know what other info would be helpful. Please ask if more info is needed.

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Would you like to use the whole application or some specific functionality in the Samsung magician software? –  user391035 Nov 20 at 21:30
    
I am not sure why I wanted this. I think I wanted to view smart information, but I have figured out a way to do that already. Another thing I wanted to do was update firmware, but now there is a way to do that in linux with magicianDC I think it is called. I tried to use magicianDC to update firmware, but I couldn't get it to work. I am too lazy to make the bootable usb through linux because you have to do some hacks to get it to work. –  NowIGetToLearnWhatAHeadIs Nov 21 at 22:20

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