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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

18 Jan 2012   #200
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtucson View Post
I know this is an old thread, but could you tell me what exactly happens re: tutorial, the warning about having to re-install windows. I have used the "take ownership" and now am having trouble with losing my admin privilege. I have been fighting this for awhile now and would like to know if this is the problem.

Hope to hear from you, thanks

Hello Bob,

The warning is just to not take ownership of your Windows 7 C: drive since there is a chance that it could mess up access permission for Windows 7 and causing Windows 7 to not work properly.

What did you take ownership of?


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19 Jan 2012   #201
bobtucson

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yikes, maybe I did screw up and do that. It seems that I have lost all admin privilege on my machine. I am totally a guest, not able to run anything that requires admin privilege. Not even sure when it started as only recently noticed problem. Can't even do a restore. Running out of ideas when I came here to post problem and just happened to re-read the "take ownership" instructions. If what is happening to me sounds like what you were warning of, then I must have done it.
bob
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19 Jan 2012   #202
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you able to do a system restore at boot instead?
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19 Jan 2012   #203
bobtucson

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I haven't tried that at boot. When I try it now I get the message "The service cannot be started because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it."
I will dig out the original installation disk and do the system restore from there. I'll post results tomorrow.

And thanks for pointing me to a course of action.
bob
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19 Jan 2012   #204
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Bob. I hope it goes well.
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19 Jan 2012   #205
bobtucson

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Did a boot with system disk and then a restore. -SUCCESS- The restore point wasn't very long ago, last week of 2011, now I am wondering if the Windows updates installed very recently had anything to do with it. Some of the updates had "Framework" or Frame something in title. must have been 3 or 4 of them. Didn't pay much attention just let them fly.
Well I'm sure the machine will try to pick up those again, I'll just have to watch what happens.
I would like to set this up with better user accounts management. Do you have any links to correct way to do it.

I really want to thank you for your help....................................appreciate it. bob

Went to tutorials for user account management, should provide what I'm looking for.
thanks again, bob
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19 Jan 2012   #206
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Bob. To be safe you can create a restore point in case there's a problem after installing the updates again.

Usually, it's recommended to only install the updates that are selected automatically first, and keep checking for updates to install the ones checked. Afterwards, install the ones that are not checked one at a time. This way you will not have to worry about one update possibly conflicting with another.
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20 Jan 2012   #207
leftygt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi

I tried both methods but nothing is working, I keep getting "access denied" everytime I try to change ownership. Its a folder that I had previously shared on the home network. I moved the content to a different drive but I'm still left with the folder - cant rename it, delete it, un-share it - so its a bit of a pain as its showing up on the network. I even tried "stopping the network" in task manager - still nothing. I'd format the drive if it was empty, but there is nearly 2tb of files on it so thats not really an option. Any help?
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20 Jan 2012   #208
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Leftygt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using the free program Unlocker on it may be able to allow you to delete it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Jan 2012   #209
leftygt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Shawn

Thanks for your help.I tried unlocker, but its telling me there is no "unlocking handle"?
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