Unable to install Wireless Driver - access is denied
Posted on 2006-06-29
I'm trying to upgrade the driver for the intel 2200BG wireless adapter in my notebook. I tried the standard method - Device-manager -> Device Properties -> Upgrade Driver... - I select the new driver file, and some files appear to copy correctly, but then I get a 'Cannot install this hardware' message, with 'Access is Denied' as the cause.
I'm logged as the local administrator, I've tried disabling the device first, I've tried the same procedure in safe mode - all with the same result.
I've also tried the installer that comes with the package (even though this installs a lot of software I don't want) - this fails too, though it doesn't give a reason.
I've tried removing the device entirely, in the hope that I can tell Windows where to get the new driver during install, but I'm never given the chance - windows takes it's previous version and just uses that.
Does anyone know what could cause this error, and a way to work around it?
Thanks in advance!