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Windows 7: Need to delete locked system files from old windows install

21 Jan 2012   #1
droseman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Need to delete locked system files from old windows install

Hello,

I have recently updated my hdd with a clean windows 7 install, but had the old one on a secondary hard disk as a back up. I now need to delete these files to save space on my data drive, but am unable to delete the system and windows files as they are owned by TrustedInstaller.

I discovered how to take ownership of these directories, but now the UAC is telling me that I need permission from myself to delete the files which I own!

Is there anyway to get round this without shipping out my data and doing a format, which I don't want to do as I always seem to miss something important...

Thanks
Dave


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21 Jan 2012   #2
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

See if this tutorial will help. how to delete windows.old You must be the administrator to do this.
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