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Windows 7: Can't delete second installation of Windows 7.

09 Feb 2010   #11
Richter

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

your roommate is incredibly annoying XD
Can't you simply boot from your second installation? (just wondering bout the obvious) Obviously, if you try to access your second hdd from you first windows installation, you will fail, due to security


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09 Feb 2010   #12
Turnyface

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, so now I've marked those drives as "inactive" and am still unable to delete the folder, even after a reboot. Here's a screenshot for confirmation. Any suggestions for the next step? Btw, I really appreciate the help. Thank you

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09 Feb 2010   #13
Turnyface

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richter View Post
your roommate is incredibly annoying XD
Can't you simply boot from your second installation? (just wondering bout the obvious) Obviously, if you try to access your second hdd from you first windows installation, you will fail, due to security
My C drive is a SSD. The sole reason for purchasing it was for a boot disk. Everything else is essentially for media.
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09 Feb 2010   #14
Turnyface

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Heh. After some messing around, I was able to remove the windows folder. Turned out, I had to remove some unknown account in the "permissions" area of the security settings. Thanks again for all your help!
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