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Old 08-18-2007
Daniel Hirons
 

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Vista problems
Following on from when my system crashed and driver problems I just now need
to know how to get rid of some of the old files which have automatically been
stored in a folder called Windows.old and when I try to delete some of their
contents it says that I don't have permission to do so.

I did have another topic open on this but after going on holiday it was
removed for some reason.

Thanks for any help
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Dan
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Old 08-18-2007
Max
 

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Re: Vista problems
You need to take ownership of the folder (since it was 'owned' by your
previous Windows installation).
You can do it the long and tedious way:
http://www.vista4beginners.com/Chang...take-ownership
Or the quick and easy way:
http://www.technobeta.com/posts/add-...-context-menu/

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"Daniel Hirons" <DanielHirons@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8396B95D-4D82-4B45-B561-3FE0950B5B91@microsoft.com...
> Following on from when my system crashed and driver problems I just now
> need
> to know how to get rid of some of the old files which have automatically
> been
> stored in a folder called Windows.old and when I try to delete some of
> their
> contents it says that I don't have permission to do so.


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Old 08-18-2007
Dave
 

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Re: Vista problems
http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2...deletable.aspx


"Daniel Hirons" <DanielHirons@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8396B95D-4D82-4B45-B561-3FE0950B5B91@microsoft.com...
> Following on from when my system crashed and driver problems I just now
> need
> to know how to get rid of some of the old files which have automatically
> been
> stored in a folder called Windows.old and when I try to delete some of
> their
> contents it says that I don't have permission to do so.
>
> I did have another topic open on this but after going on holiday it was
> removed for some reason.
>
> Thanks for any help
> --
> Dan


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Old 08-18-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: Vista problems
Daniel

See the following article for the step by step instructions for deleting
this folder.

How to use the Disk Cleanup feature to delete the Windows.old folder after
you install Windows Vista:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930527

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Microsoft MVP
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"Daniel Hirons" <DanielHirons@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8396B95D-4D82-4B45-B561-3FE0950B5B91@microsoft.com...
> Following on from when my system crashed and driver problems I just now
> need
> to know how to get rid of some of the old files which have automatically
> been
> stored in a folder called Windows.old and when I try to delete some of
> their
> contents it says that I don't have permission to do so.
>
> I did have another topic open on this but after going on holiday it was
> removed for some reason.
>
> Thanks for any help
> --
> Dan


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