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Hi i used to have XP then i did a clean install to Vista and 50GB is being used up to save my XP stuff all in a folder called backup and when i try to delete it it says permission required!

Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by SR20Drift3r View Post
Hi i used to have XP then i did a clean install to Vista and 50GB is being used up to save my XP stuff all in a folder called backup and when i try to delete it it says permission required!

Any suggestions?
Ask really nicely and it just might work.

But seriously, log in as administrator.
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aight its pretty easy to fix. right click then click administrator option or something like that then check all the boxes
    
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right click on the folder
    
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post #5 of 15
XP uses a diferent installer (the way it sets out info on the hd for use in xp)
to Vista and if vista detects this it will only allow xp to delete it.
there is a way around this i have heard but im not too sure.

I have both Vista and XP in a dual boot that works nicley but for E.G if i install a game that works on both op's with xp, then load vista and try and play it its not possible

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right click on the folder
Not to sound like a complete poopyhead, but there's an edit button at the bottom of your post.
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next time format the drive before you install a new OS
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post #8 of 15
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Hmm i right clicked, checked all the boxes but it still says permission required!
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ok listen carefully. click start then click all programs then click accessories the click system clean up then it will load all old files then click old windows installation then click clean up. it will delete everything thats associated with ure old windows. if that works inform me.
    
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I'm going to try that right now, give me a sec
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