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HELP! "access is denied" when installing drivers

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    HELP! "access is denied" when installing drivers

    Hey all,
    I have Ultimate x64. Whenever I plug in my zune, ipod, or any other usb device, vista asks me to let it "locate and install" the driver software, but when it does, it comes back with a box that says "windows found the driver software for your device but has encountered an error while attempting to install it." The reason being, "access is denied." I have tried everything, going into device manager, trying to update drivers, going to the websites of the manufacturers, and I cannot get my computer to accept the devices!! Oh, and i'm an administrator and only user of my computer. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: HELP! "access is denied" when installing drivers

    Try using the built in admin account and installing the drivers.

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    Re: HELP! "access is denied" when installing drivers

    have you tried manually installing the devices from the software cd`s (without the devices attached).

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    Re: HELP! "access is denied" when installing drivers

    Switch users and log in as administrator, install your drivers and then log out of administrator and back to your account.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hidden9176 View Post
    Hey all,
    I have Ultimate x64. Whenever I plug in my zune, ipod, or any other usb device, vista asks me to let it "locate and install" the driver software, but when it does, it comes back with a box that says "windows found the driver software for your device but has encountered an error while attempting to install it." The reason being, "access is denied." I have tried everything, going into device manager, trying to update drivers, going to the websites of the manufacturers, and I cannot get my computer to accept the devices!! Oh, and i'm an administrator and only user of my computer. Thanks in advance!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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