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Windows 7: cant change owner

05 Feb 2010   #1
emaya

windows 7
 
 
cant change owner

i cant change the owner of c: drive because it says i dont have permissions i need ....
HELP!!


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05 Feb 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried this?? Take Ownership Shortcut
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05 Feb 2010   #3
emaya

windows 7
 
 

wont work because that pc doesnt have internet yet
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05 Feb 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Im a bit confused.... is this for a different computer??
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05 Feb 2010   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Taking ownership of the complete C: drive (assuming this is the system drive), is not a good idea as many of win7 ' s security functions relay on ownership being held by system or Trustedinstaller.

If you have to take ownership you could try going into safe mode as the hidden administrator and trying and setting the owner there.

If you do this please be aware that the resultant system may become unstable or unpredictable

If you need permissions on certain folders for a special purpose this can also be achieved on a per folder/file basis by use of the hidden administrator, and the potential for mishaps will be reduced.

I would also recommend that you add permissions rather than take ownership
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05 Feb 2010   #6
emaya

windows 7
 
 

i have to take ownership because it wont even let me into the control panel or any of my files even when im admin.
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05 Feb 2010   #7
PoPPeR

XP Vista 7
 
 

taking ownership will not resolve your inability to go into control panel.

you might have malware/spyware
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05 Feb 2010   #8
PoPPeR

XP Vista 7
 
 

if it's just your files, it's a permission thing on that folder, not the entire C drive.
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05 Feb 2010   #9
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried a system restore?
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