> When I try to delete the current driver, I cannot
> negotiate the spider's nest of permissions required to delete the files from
> the File Repository in windows/system32/drivers - I keep getting access
> denied messages.
You are running into Windows File Protection here.
It goes above and beyond UAC to prevent system files from being modified.
In order to modify these files, you have to make it clear to Windows
that you really want to modify them. To do that:
- Click start
- Type: command prompt
- Right-click command prompt when it appears
- Click Run As Administrator
- Type the following commands, pressing enter after each line, where
FILENAME.sys is the name of the driver you need access to
takeown /F FILENAME.sys /A
icacls FILENAME.sys /grant Administrators
- You should now be able to modify the file.
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