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I'm trying to help my mother install a wireless card in her computer as part of moving the computer to a different area of the house, one that doesn't have wired access. I was able to install a similar adapter on my father's computer without issues. I've already gone through the malware forum, and they confirm it is not a malware issue:

http://www.geekstogo...er-t239452.html

I have also, as that thread mentions, tried all the remedies I've found on the web, to no avail. Any assistance you could offer would be most welcome.

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Have you installed Service Pack 3?
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You need to change permission settings in the registry.
Open Registry Editor.
Go to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum.
Add full permissions to Everyone. Click on Advanced button. Put a tick in both options at the bottom (Inherit from parent the permission entries... and Replace permission entries on all child or objects...). Exit and reboot
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You need to change permission settings in the registry.
Open Registry Editor.
Go to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum.
Add full permissions to Everyone. Click on Advanced button. Put a tick in both options at the bottom (Inherit from parent the permission entries... and Replace permission entries on all child or objects...). Exit and reboot


As indicated in the thread I linked, I tried that several times with no success (before and after going to the Malware forum for assistance).

Checking on the SP 3, though, thanks.

Geoff

Edited by gku, 03 June 2009 - 02:28 PM.

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Sometimes after applying SP3 the device manager will be blank. There is a hotfix for it though.
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That's a yes on SP3. To reiterate, I have tried the Enum fix, though there are a number of other users, I set them ALL to full access with inherit from parent. I also tried a number of other things I found suggested around the web, all posted and linked in the thread I linked. Should I repost them here?


[Edit] Saw Clix's post, trying, thanks, will post back.

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Thanks Clix, that ended a weeklong ordeal. Here's the link for any others having this issue - it was just posted on Microsoft today:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953979

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Glad to be of assistance
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