Originally Posted by valewalker
Metro LL still crashes after updating Bitdefender Total Security and the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable. Attempted to uninstall Bitdefender for troubleshooting purposes, but the application still starts upon boot. The Bitdefender uninstall utility yields the same results. Unable to delete the program directory, error "Administrator rights required to delete" even though I am logged in as an admin. I could have rebooted in to safe mode and tried to remove the program manually, but... screw that. I can install Windows in my sleep now after all this.
Reinstalled Windows 8 (again), and installed basic chipset drivers like before. AMD's 13.6 drivers were installed as well. Metro LL plays without a hitch. Installed MSI's AB utility, and system is still stable. Overclocked to 1200/1600 on stock voltage and still stable. Temps 45 degrees Celsius under full load. Freaking hell yes.
For now, I'm going to call this one resolved. A big shout out to all the guys that helped me get this one figured out. And a big FU to Bitdefender. You were a serious pain in my ass. You shall remain uninstalled.
Looks like you fixed your issue, but if you have any issue in the future deleting a file. you can cheat and open an NT Authority\System prompt.
download PsExec from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
CD to the folders executable in a CMD PROMPT.
psexec -i -s cmd.exe
This will open an interactive (means you can see it on your logged in session) cmd prompt as the system user.
In the new cmd window run
It should return something like:
This is about as high level as you can get in windows, but be careful not to do anything stupid.