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Windows 7: Deleting old windows file

23 May 2011   #1
Buzzrock23

windows 7 ultimates
 
 
Deleting old windows file

Wasn't sure which category this goes under but.
Im running windows 7 ultimate atm, i installed it on a vista machine, on the second hard drive. Now im trying to delete the "windows" vista files on my main harddrive but it wont let me.
Iv tried taking ownership but i keep getting the message

you need permission to perform this action
you require permission from mark-pc/mark to make changes to this folder :s
please help


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23 May 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Buzzrock23, welcome to Seven Forums!



Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.


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23 May 2011   #3
Buzzrock23

windows 7 ultimates
 
 

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23 May 2011   #4
Buzzrock23

windows 7 ultimates
 
 

The vista files are on C:
Windows 7 folders on D:
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23 May 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it'll show how to recover all the space to the left of D: into the Windows 7 partition, just follow the steps of the tutorial; and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS
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