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Windows 7: TrustedInstaller problems


06 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
TrustedInstaller problems

So I followed this tutorial and I completed every step and it all worked, just like the tutorial said. But when I tried to remove some files from my Windows folder, it still kept moaning about TrustedInstaller and not being Admin and all.
I am the Admin and there's only one user on this laptop, me. And still it won't work, it says now "You require permission from X-Laptop\X to make changes to this file " X is my name.

But I am X, why won't you let me do what I want?


Thanks!


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06 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Satangel,

Well, that link is where the problem happened. You NEVER want to take ownership and permission of the entire System32 folder like that to not have issues like you are having now. You would only want to take ownership and permission of the specific files insde that folder that you wanted to delete or modify instead.

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may help. If not then you can do a system restore using a restore point dated before you did this to undo and fix it. If still not, then a repair install will.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Satangel,

Well, that link is where the problem happened. You NEVER want to take ownership and permission of the entire System32 folder like that to not have issues like you are having now. You would only want to take ownership and permission of the specific files insde that folder that you wanted to delete or modify instead.

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may help. If not then you can do a system restore using a restore point dated before you did this to undo and fix it. If still not, then a repair install will.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for the quick reply.

I ran a sfc /scannow command and it came out positive like the tutorial said. Anything else I need to do now? And next time I'll just follow that first tutorial but only for 1 folder, like you said.
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07 Oct 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

What files are you wanting to delete?

Did you take ownership, and "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of each one of them before trying to delete them?
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08 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
What files are you wanting to delete?

Did you take ownership, and "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of each one of them before trying to delete them?
It worked, thanks! A very handy thing to have, thanks!

Problem is solved for me, thanks. Rep +
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08 Oct 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Satangel. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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