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Windows 7: Drivers folder requires authentication!?


06 Sep 2010   #1

 
 
Drivers folder requires authentication!?

Hi all,

I'm trying to add a driver to windows>system32>drivers but every time I drag the .sys file in it tells me I need to authorise the folder for this to work.

I have only one user on the lap top and have ensured that this is the admin account and it has full permissions yet it still tells me to authorise it but I can't work out how to do this!

FYI I am trying to install a game for which I have a damaged disk and am trying to make a disk image.

Also, I have performed this same task on a previous windows 7 machine which makes this even more puzzling!

Please help!

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07 Sep 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StevieDexter View Post
Hi all,

I'm trying to add a driver to windows>system32>drivers but every time I drag the .sys file in it tells me I need to authorise the folder for this to work.

I have only one user on the lap top and have ensured that this is the admin account and it has full permissions yet it still tells me to authorise it but I can't work out how to do this!

FYI I am trying to install a game for which I have a damaged disk and am trying to make a disk image.

Also, I have performed this same task on a previous windows 7 machine which makes this even more puzzling!

Please help!

Try dragging in safe mode (F8)

I am pretty sure you cant just drag a driver in and expect it to work but hey you never know.


Ken
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07 Sep 2010   #3

 
 

That seems to make no difference. Added a screen shot of the message...





The 'security shield' makes me think if you click it it will take you to the place where you need to change the permissions (well it would on my Mac! )

As I said above, I have got the highest permissions as far as I can tell but I just can't work out what to change!!!

Please help because I am really missing my game and can't get the disk to work
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07 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

So... clicking continue doesn't mov/copy the file?

That dialog ususaly just means that it is asking you /right now/ if you (the administrator) give permission to perform the operation in question...
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07 Sep 2010   #5

 
 

Ok. Well it looks as if it has copied but then when i use a virtual cd rom program to install it the file ic opied is not visible.
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08 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

If i'm not mistaken, the regsvr32 command had to be used in XP to register a .dll or .sys file. Maybe 7 uses something similar.

You might need to use regsvr32 command to register the file.

Here's a KB article: Explanation of Regsvr32 usage and error messages
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