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Windows 7: Can`t add new hardware...or old ones!

17 Aug 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can`t add new hardware...or old ones!

I have a Windows 7 x64 Ultimate old installation (2011). For about a year I can't add new USB peripherals, I tried to add my Android phone to debug my Android Apps, but it refuses to install it, I tried to connect my old Webcam (that used to work fine on my PC years a go) and it refuses as well, even some other special electronic USB devices I have, like an Atmel JTAG programmer it's refusing to accept (and again, some years a go it was working just fine).

All this hardware works fine on other computers, even on a Virtual Machine inside my Windows 7, they all install just fine.

I just bought a new Keyboard, a Corsair k70 and it is refusing to install it as well, it's really annoying and I didn't want to have to reinstall my whole Windows system since this will take A LOT OF TIME to be finished (considering all the programs I would have to install).

Is it there a way to solve this? Have anyone seen this before?

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17 Aug 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Are you the Administrator of this computer. If you run your computer as a User & not Administrator, then you will probably be blocked from adding any new hardware.

Have a look at your User Accounts in Control Panel & see what account type you are using.
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18 Aug 2016   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

That was a good bet, but no, I am de administrator, and a year a go I could install everything just fine. It doesn't block me from installing, it just says it couldn't install or find the driver, it's an error message, not an administrative tool message.
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18 Aug 2016   #4

Windows 7 x64

Your MB for USB connectors may not be working properly.

Go get a new USB card, get those with USB 3
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20 Aug 2016   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I don`t think the MB is the problem, as I said I can install and run everything in a Virtual Machine running inside my system, if the MB was the issue I wouldn't be able to run anything at all.

(and my MB has USB 3 :) )
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