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Windows 7: Permissions Trouble

10 Sep 2010   #1
WaterBBQ

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Permissions Trouble

I need to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7. I have two hard drives, C:\ and F:\. I screwed my F drive up messing with hidden folders and now my permissions are gone. I bought the w7 student edition and downloaded it onto my C drive a year ago and it is on the desktop. I bought a 1 terrabyte hard drive (F) and installed it early this year.

When I go to copy my expandedsetup folder from my C:\ desktop to my F:\ drive, I lack the permission to do it. When I go to use the .exe in expandedsetup up I get a "Windows was unable to create a required installation folder, error 0x80070005." I also cannot save documents to my documents folder, download a multitude of things, even install the latest SC2 patch. Mozilla has also died on me.

Where I am currently stuck at is trying to use cmd.exe and use "C:\Windows\system32" instead of the default "F:\Windows\system32" What I did is create a shortcut and make the target "F:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe" but I changed the start in to "C:\Windows\System32\" This works just fine, except when i go to use this page,

Make bootable iso from student d/l

I can't get past the cmd text, it says I do not have permission to do it. Any ideas? Sorry for the essay length request for help.


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10 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you are trying to run CMD as an adminstrator, type cmd in search, as soon as it pops up, right click and run as administrator. If this is not your need, please repost in just a few words and tell us what you require.
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10 Sep 2010   #3
DanielHieb

windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WaterBBQ View Post
I need to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7. I have two hard drives, C:\ and F:\. I screwed my F drive up messing with hidden folders and now my permissions are gone. I bought the w7 student edition and downloaded it onto my C drive a year ago and it is on the desktop. I bought a 1 terrabyte hard drive (F) and installed it early this year.

When I go to copy my expandedsetup folder from my C:\ desktop to my F:\ drive, I lack the permission to do it. When I go to use the .exe in expandedsetup up I get a "Windows was unable to create a required installation folder, error 0x80070005." I also cannot save documents to my documents folder, download a multitude of things, even install the latest SC2 patch. Mozilla has also died on me.

Where I am currently stuck at is trying to use cmd.exe and use "C:\Windows\system32" instead of the default "F:\Windows\system32" What I did is create a shortcut and make the target "F:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe" but I changed the start in to "C:\Windows\System32\" This works just fine, except when i go to use this page,

Make bootable iso from student d/l

I can't get past the cmd text, it says I do not have permission to do it. Any ideas? Sorry for the essay length request for help.

So you're trying to run/copy the windows 7 setup from the C: drive, and your preexisting OS is on the F drive? Despite all details aside, maybe you simply need to run CMD as administrator? you can do so by typing CMD into run prompt, and pressing CTRL + Shift + Enter.
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10 Sep 2010   #4
WaterBBQ

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

First, this is what I get when I use my shortcut:

C:\windows\system32>Oscdimg.exe –u2 –b"C:\Users\your_username\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com" –h "C:\Users\your_username\Desktop\expandedSetup" C:\7.iso

I type in the above and receive:

Error: Unable to create file "C:\7.iso" of 2520809472 bytes
error 1314: A required privilege is not held by the client.

When I run my shortcut in admin mode, or use cmd.exe from from start in admin, it starts me off in F:\windows\system32>

I know how to change to the C drive, but is there a way to run it in admin and get to C:\windows\system32 from F:\windows\system32 ?

I hope it makes sense.

Edit: when I do use it in admin mode, I get " 'Oscidmg.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

This is because when I DL'ed the zip I put it into my C:\windows\system32 and not my F:\windows\system32
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10 Sep 2010   #5
DanielHieb

windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

you might be able to change an environment variable to make it easier > Right click my computer, properties, advanced, environment variables, then change the 'comspec' value to the path of cmd on the other drive.
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10 Sep 2010   #6
WaterBBQ

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I'm at the comspec and it says %SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe

What would I change it to if I want to go from F:\windows\system32 to C:\windows\system32? And if I do this, would I be able to run cmd in admin mode and start in C:\windows\system32? Thank you.
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