Re: Can not delete old vista installation on other partion
Have you tried to change the ownership of the disk/partition/files. I think
I had a similar problem and changing the owner to local admin solved it.
"Jakob Nielsen" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> When I was still running xp, but wanted to try out vista business, I
> installed it on an extra partion where I could play with it.
> Now I have changed entirely to vista and have it installed on my primary
> partion and want to delete the old copy on the data partion... problem is
> that I can't.
> When I go to delete the windows folder, it fails, telling me the files are
> write protected. When I try to skip, It still fails. When I try changing
> the protection on the folder, I get an error telling me I do not have the
> access and it lets me do it as admin, which I try and then again it tells
> me I have no access.
> This I have tried as admin and as ordinary user. I even tried it under xp
> before I installed vista again. I can not get to the files, which are on a
> ntpf drive.
> How do I proceed?