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Windows 7: How to take absolute ownership of a folder

18 Dec 2015   #1
Cortex7

Win 7 Pro
 
 
How to take absolute ownership of a folder

Hi guys. I want to disable Windows update to install Windows 10 on my old Win 7 PC without any additional application. By idea I want to disable Windows update to install KB removing ownership to destination folder. I've removed all users from thhere except Administrators but when I install 3035583 again, it moves back all files in previously "protected" folder.

I know for some other approaches how to disable this update but I want to understand how to do that on this way. I've became curious about taking absolute ownersip over desired folders. As the first, is it possible to disable anything to Win updates?


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18 Dec 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Cortex, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could directly clean install Windows 10 Pro on your Windows 7 PC.

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
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18 Dec 2015   #3
Cortex7

Win 7 Pro
 
 

txh, I was here many years ago ))

As the 1'st, I wanna keep my Win 7 installation on this computer. As the second, I know how to disable Windows update to Win 10 by other means. As the 3'rd, I want to know is it possible to disable windows update to install it files in exclusively owned folder by administrator. Simply, couldn't find more informations about this in Google.
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18 Dec 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you wanted to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7, then you could download a Windows 10 ISO or use WCT to do so at anytime without using Windows Update.

The free offer of Windows 10 will expire after July 2016, so as long as you upgrade from Windows 7 by then, you're fine.
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18 Dec 2015   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cortex7 View Post
Hi guys. I want to disable Windows update to install Windows 10 on my old Win 7 PC without any additional application. By idea I want to disable Windows update to install KB removing ownership to destination folder. I've removed all users from thhere except Administrators but when I install 3035583 again, it moves back all files in previously "protected" folder.

I know for some other approaches how to disable this update but I want to understand how to do that on this way. I've became curious about taking absolute ownersip over desired folders. As the first, is it possible to disable anything to Win updates?
Which folder or folders are you talking about?
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19 Dec 2015   #6
Cortex7

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The free offer of Windows 10 will expire after July 2016, so as long as you upgrade from Windows 7 by then, you're fine.
I have some hardware/drivers issues with newer Windows releases and therefore I want to keep Win 7 on that PC.
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19 Dec 2015   #7
Cortex7

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Which folder or folders are you talking about?
In this concrete case it is GWX from System32. Is it possible to "lock" that folder on some way? Everything I tried says that it isn't but I still believe that it is
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19 Dec 2015   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Modifying permissions of system folders is asking for trouble. The only suggestion I will make is don't do it.
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19 Dec 2015   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Cortex,

If your end goal is to disable the "Upgrade to Window 10" update, then you can use the tutorial below to do so. If not, then please post back with what your end goal is.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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19 Dec 2015   #10
Cortex7

Win 7 Pro
 
 

my own goal is to learn how to disable system to access a folder locked by user. I've tried a lot of things but without a positive result. Still hope that someone could show how to that. GWX isn't an important folder for system itself and therefore I wouldn't say that it is asking for trouble as it coulkd be case with let's say System32
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