- You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group.
- You must be logged on as a member of the Power Users group and have the Load/Unload Device Drivers user right. The
Load/Unload Device Drivers user right is a Group Policy setting.
Note To assign this user right, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
Computer Configuration, click Windows Settings, click Security Settings, click Local Policies, and then click User Rights Assignment.
If a user who does not belong to Administrators group does not upgrade driver files, Administrators may have to install the driver again.
Note We strongly recommend that you use only device drivers that use a digital signature. Installing device drivers that have not been digitally signed by Microsoft might disable the system, allow for viruses onto the computer, or otherwise reduce the correct operation of the computer either immediately or in the future.
For more information about driver signing and digital signatures, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 297780 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 2