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I am currently using Windows 7, and I want to delete my Windows folder from my Vista install, which is on another hard drive. I set all users' permissions to full access and it still says I don't have the necessary permissions.
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Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?
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You can always run linux. Ubuntu live cd maybe.
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Yeah, run in safe mode or try setting User Account Control to the minimal level.
    
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And then there is using the linux live CDs as well. Parted magic should work.
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Originally Posted by Boris4ka View Post

I am currently using Windows 7, and I want to delete my Windows folder from my Vista install, which is on another hard drive. I set all users' permissions to full access and it still says I don't have the necessary permissions.

Ahh! me too, i've tried everything mad.gif

That's over 16 GB i want back
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Safe mode didn't help, and UAC is at the lowest setting. It's saying I need permission from the owner to delete it, no matter who I set as the owner. I guess I can try a live cd but are there really no other solutions that don't require booting a whole different OS?
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Safe mode didn't help, and UAC is at the lowest setting. It's saying I need permission from the owner to delete it, no matter who I set as the owner. I guess I can try a live cd but are there really no other solutions that don't require booting a whole different OS?

Why not just boot "that" install of vista?
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Why not just boot "that" install of vista?

I wiped my linux install to make room for 7, and that broke the bootloader on Vista, and I wasn't able to repair it because the Vista repair disc doesn't see the install for some reason.

Also if I were to boot that install, how could I delete that install's own Windows folder?
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post #10 of 15
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I wiped my linux install to make room for 7, and that broke the bootloader on Vista, and I wasn't able to repair it because the Vista repair disc doesn't see the install for some reason.
Also if I were to boot that install, how could I delete that install's own Windows folder?

I thought you wanted to delete just a certain folder in that install.
How come you only want to remove windows folder? How bout program files and other folders? Surely they have no use. I would just backup imporatnt files from that drive and format it.
Again as my first post easiest way might be live linux cd.
Edited by crUk - 11/20/11 at 7:28pm
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