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Windows 7: i can't delete windows xp mode.


30 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
i can't delete windows xp mode.

Hello,

I uninstalled my virtual Pc 2007 and windows xp mode from control panel.
but Windows xp mode did stay into C:\Program files\Windows XP Mode

When i want to delete it with Shift + Del it says: "The Action Can't be completed because the file is open in another program, close the file and try again."

When i to Right click on it, and select DELETE, it says: "You need permission to perform this action You require permission from administrators to make changes to this file"

I did uninstall the Windows Virtual PC update, i went in with administrator account, but still can't delete that.

Please Respond.

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30 Dec 2011   #2

Window 7 Ultimate x64, Linux
 
 

Hello.

Have you rebooted?

You can also try Revo Uninstaller

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Download the free version. I use it on machines that have had stubborn programs leave little bits behind.
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30 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes i did reboot.
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30 Dec 2011   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi Kenter, Welcome to the forums, have a look at this tutorial Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums It's all you need to know
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30 Dec 2011   #5

Window 7 Ultimate x64, Linux
 
 

Just asking. Many times a simple turning it off and back on again fixes issue's and yet very many users don't know this.
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30 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Check to see if you have any .vhd folders still present and using the Take Ownership shortcut, delete them. Then the XP Mode folder should allow you to delete it.
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30 Dec 2011   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Being a home premium user, I dont use XP mode. So I dont have any experience on it. Searched over the net, and got something that may help you : Uninstall Windows XP Mode and Delete VHD Files - Dr. Z's Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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30 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank You everyone, i got it deleted.
Special thanks to pebbly i got that file out from my system.
Thank you again and again
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30 Dec 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Cool beans! glad you got rid of it.
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30 Dec 2011   #10

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenter View Post
Thank You everyone, i got it deleted.
Special thanks to pebbly i got that file out from my system.
Thank you again and again
You're very welcome Kenter, Enjoy your stay on the forums
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