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Windows 7: Problems after taking ownership of Windows folder

16 Aug 2010   #11
mordan

Windows 7 x64
 
 

System restore didn't work


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16 Aug 2010   #12
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, mebbe time to bite the bullet! On the bright side, you've learnt something!

Open Question Doesn't sfc /scannow reset the registry or am I thinking repair install? Or am I talking out the hole.....
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16 Aug 2010   #13
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lasy B View Post
Well, mebbe time to bite the bullet! On the bright side, you've learnt something!

Open Question Doesn't sfc /scannow reset the registry or am I thinking repair install? Or am I talking out the hole.....

Just files. Need system restore or repair install for registry.
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16 Aug 2010   #14
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Just files. Need system restore or repair install for registry.
Thanks! My brain was having a siesta!
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16 Aug 2010   #15
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This may work
Repair Install
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16 Aug 2010   #16
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mordan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
See if you can go back with a system restore, from a date before you tried to improve the OS.

System Restore
That's kind of my last resort, are you sure a system restore is gonna restore the correct ownership/permissions?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
there is an easier way to change your start orb than taking ownership of windows
Windows 7 Start Button Changer: Change Windows 7 Start Button With One Click | tech-Know kishan
Yeah I tried that one, but it didn't work for me, it just exitted when I clicked change orb (also tried running as Admin).

System Restore should always be your FIRST resort, not last.
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17 Aug 2010   #17
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
System Restore should always be your FIRST resort, not last.
+1 for that.. wonder how many people end up here after trying everything else they can think of BEFORE doing a system restore, in a way that almost guarantees the system restore won't work
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20 Aug 2010   #18
mordan

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Worked like a charm, thanks!
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