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Windows 7: How to delete Windows folder? (not old)


24 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How to delete Windows folder? (not old)

okay first let me explain why i want to delete this "Windows" folder i don't want to talk about the other reason why cause its a bit long story-short..the "Windows" is in my 2nd HDD which act as my extra HDD so i don't need the "Windows" folder which contains 10GB and i can't delete it i tried the special permission methods but before it gets delete i get this

Quote:
File Access Denied

You need permission to perform this action

You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make it changes to this file
bfsvc
File description: boot file servicing utility
Company: Microsoft Corporation
File Version: 6.17600.16385
Date created: 7/13/2009
Size: 69.5.kb
anyone can help me about this?

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24 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

The correct way to delete an OS is to delete its partition in Disk management after deactivating it, using Diskpart Delete Partition Override command, or using a Partition Manager like free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

However if you have a lot of data on the partition which cannot be easily transferred out then sometimes deleting the Windows folder is done - but it is never easy and is like pulling teeth.

First gain ownership using this: Take Ownership Shortcut

Folders which won't Delete have to be stripped out from the lowliest file by rightclicking Security tab to full permission Everyone.
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24 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

it works! flawlessly yeah i have some file to that drive so i can't just delete the partition or reformat it but using the "Take Ownership Shortcut" it really did the job well done..thanks man
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24 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Well now I'm jealous it was so easy.

Good work.
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