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Unable to install Wireless Driver - access is denied

Hi Guys,

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!
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kibatsu
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itcozaCommented:
Download a signed driver from the Net.  Sounds like the one you have there is corrupt or an older version.

Regards,
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kibatsuAuthor Commented:
The package I got came straight from intel - it's definitely signed.

I've downloaded the package twice - and checked that they match - they do, so I don't think it's a corrupt download issue. The other software in the package installs no problems at all.
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itcozaCommented:
Must be... send a mail to their support.

Regards,
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kibatsuAuthor Commented:
Turns out the intel installer also has a repair utility - running this fixed the problem, and I'm now running the correct version.

Thanks for your help itcoza!

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