Printer Driver was not Installed: Access is denied

By April Cai  Common Errors  driverprinter   0 Comment

To connect the printer with your Windows computer, you try to install the printer driver on your system, but it fails, and you’re seeing the error saying Access is denied. That could be very frustrating. But don’t panic. This is a quite common issue. And luckily, it’s usually simple to fix. Read on and see how…

2 fixes for Printer Driver was not Installed Access is denied

  1. Install the correct latest printer driver

  2. Install the printer driver as administrator

Method 1: Install the correct latest printer driver

This problem could be caused the driver you try to install. Please make sure the driver file is the correct latest one.

There are two ways you can get the right driver for your printer: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update your printer driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your printer, say, HP, canon… and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only driver that are compatible with your Windows version.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your printer manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for your exact printer, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.

  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the driver that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
    Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

Method 2: Install the printer as administrator

Sometimes you get this error if you log in your computer using non-admin user account. In this case, you can reboot your computer and then log in with an administrator account. Once you do, try to install the printer driver again, it should go well this time.

Hopefully this helps. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

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