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Windows 7: trying to delete xp mode base

01 Jun 2010   #1
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
trying to delete xp mode base

im trying to delete Windows XP Mode base.vhd so i can replace it with a back up,
when i do this i get the you need permissions dialogue, ive used the "take ownership" but it still wont let me delete
i can and have renamed it and even the file extension but still cant delete it.]

thanks


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01 Jun 2010   #2
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Max, have you tried this?
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01 Jun 2010   #3
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

ive managed to change the name and file extension and put the backup file in there so xp mode works but the old file just wont delete
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29 Jun 2010   #4
below20hz

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
hey i got it to work

I was having the same problem you were max (i needed the room on my 40gb SSD). so here's how I deleted it:

1) right-click hit "Properties"
2) click on "Security" tab
3) click on "Advanced" at the bottom
4) click on "owner" tab
5) click "Edit..." button
6) in the box where it says "change owner to", select yourself then hit "OK"
7) you'll get a message that says you'll need to close and reopen the properties to take control. hit "OK"
8) hit "ok" on all the windows you opened so far, you'll get a message that says something like it didn't do what you wanted to. but if you go back into properties, youl'll see you are the owner now, and you can delete the file.
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30 Jun 2010   #5
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Welcome to the Forums below20Hz, and thank you for the contribution
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30 Jun 2010   #6
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by below20hz View Post
I was having the same problem you were max (i needed the room on my 40gb SSD). so here's how I deleted it:

1) right-click hit "Properties"
2) click on "Security" tab
3) click on "Advanced" at the bottom
4) click on "owner" tab
5) click "Edit..." button
6) in the box where it says "change owner to", select yourself then hit "OK"
7) you'll get a message that says you'll need to close and reopen the properties to take control. hit "OK"
8) hit "ok" on all the windows you opened so far, you'll get a message that says something like it didn't do what you wanted to. but if you go back into properties, youl'll see you are the owner now, and you can delete the file.

hi below20hz thanks for that it didnt actually work for me but it did give me a lead to being able to delete it, its gone now at last so thumbs up
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30 Jun 2010   #7
below20hz

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxheadroom View Post
hi below20hz thanks for that it didnt actually work for me but it did give me a lead to being able to delete it, its gone now at last so thumbs up
oh good, I typed that from memory so I wondered if I might've missed something - but glad to hear you got it to work. do you remember what you did different to get it to work?

-Ethan
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05 Jul 2010   #8
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

if i remember right m8 when i went into the security options i gave all permissions to everyone for the file/folder
and then it let me delete it, oddly just giving permissions to be able to delete it wouldnt work.
changing owner didnt work either.
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