For some reason my windows 7 Dell Latitude  E6500 laptop, 64 bit system is not recognizing any usb flash drives, even those that worked properly in an old windows xp computer. The device manager is not helping a bit, it will not instal new drivers, says permission is denied - on the administrator account.

:smiley:  Hello!

…says permission is denied - in administrator account.

Well… That’s why do not recognize the USB Flash Drives.
Then it seems, that there is a restriction.
You must have Administrator Rights.
See “Group Policy Editor”, [gpedit.msc].


Regards, Alfred.

Looks like this may be a work laptop. Have it configured by your IT department first.