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Windows 7: Can't remove 'Read Only' for C:/Windows/installer

25 Jan 2010   #1
a9fc

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Can't remove 'Read Only' for C:/Windows/installer

Yeap, as per the title

Now I'm having problems installing java.

I'm logged into my only account, which is an admin account, and yet I can't remove the read-only thing from the folder. Please help.

This is related to the 'error 2203' problem when installing java

Windows 7 ultimate 64

Edit: Here's the folder c:\windows\installer


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25 Jan 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by a9fc View Post
Yeap, as per the title

Now I'm having problems installing java.

I'm logged into my only account, which is an admin account, and yet I can't remove the read-only thing from the folder. Please help.

This is related to the 'error 2203' problem when installing java

Windows 7 ultimate 64

Um, what folder?
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26 Jan 2010   #3
a9fc

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Um, what folder?
Ah sorry

Here's the folder c:\windows\installer

actually it's in the title =p
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03 Feb 2010   #4
a9fc

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

nobody can help?
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03 Feb 2010   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try booting into safe mode, then take ownership of the folder, then have your way with it..

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04 Feb 2010   #6
a9fc

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Try booting into safe mode, then take ownership of the folder, then have your way with it..

Take Ownership Shortcut
Nope, same problem
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