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Win 7/Vista: Cannot update BIOS, error: "Not enough rights" - IdeaPad / IdeaCentre


When trying to update BIOS, error: “Not enough rights”


The above symptom may occur on the following system:

All Idea Laptops

Under the following operating systems:

Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows 7



Change owner of disk C.

Right click on disk C -> Properties -> Security Tab -> Advanced -> Owner Tab -> Edit -> select current user account -> Press Apply -> OK

After this procedure run BIOS update with administrator rights.


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  • Alias ID: 1273487637498
  • Document ID: HT062533
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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