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20 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 help

Alright so a while ago I upgraded from vista x64 to windows 7 ultimate x64.
Weird thing was I had two program files on my hard drive after I upgraded.
So I decide to go ahead and delete program files (x84) because I figured I will no longer need this with windows 7, apparently I was wrong.

After I deleted the old programs folder I was no longer able to run anything that requires administrator.
Weird thing is when I look at my user accounts it still shows me as an administrator.

Here is an example for something that goes wrong.
I'll try and start a program and this error message comes up.
Windows cannot find (file name/location here). Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

If your wondering I used the program found on this page to remove Program Files (x86)
Context Menu - Take Ownership - Vista Forums

Is there anyway to fix my problem with out reinstalling windows 7?

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20 Apr 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Welcome to the Seven Forums
With 64-bit you need both the Programs File and Program File(86) I'm not sure but you might be able to do a system restore and recover that. System Restore

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20 Apr 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

If trying System Restore mentioned above doesn't fix it, a system backup image from before you deleted it will. If you don't have a system image then a repair install,

Repair Install

might. If that doesn't work then you will have no choice but to do a complete re-install of Windows.
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20 Apr 2011   #4

window 7

system restore will not work if the system files are deleted
you just have to reinstall windows
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20 Apr 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Hunchy, welcome to Seven Forums!

Though I'm not sure it will help it can't hurt to try, have a look at this tutorial at the link below, this runs from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) so Windows won't be 'running' during the scan, sometime it takes a couple separate runs to complete successfully and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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