Getting rid of trash

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Offline syhprum

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« on: 22/09/2009 20:44:03 »
While experimenting with the effect of various video codecs on Windows 7600 (some of which ruin the operation MkDVD operation ) I wanted an escape route so that I could get back to square zero without reloading the whole system.
To this end I made a copy of Windows on the HD and labeled it Windows-x so that by acessing the HD from another drive I could replace the damaged system quickly.
This worked fine and I repeated the operation several times quite successfully but now I am stuck with 8GB of unwanted Windows on the drive that I cannot get rid of !!!!
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« Reply #1 on: 22/09/2009 21:50:18 »
Need to take ownership before you can delete protected system files ...

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http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/31ad4562-aee7-4fed-8316-89114dc973031033.mspx

also see ... http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/25/how-to-take-ownership-and-grant-permissions-in-windows-vista/

There are automated methods of doing the above.
« Last Edit: 23/09/2009 05:19:27 by RD »

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« Reply #2 on: 23/09/2009 20:19:45 »
I got fed up after trying everything I could think of and hit the format button, I have two drives each with two partitions each with a different OS and each with a copy of all the programs from CD,s and internet downloads that I might need so I can risk experimenting with Little danger of a wipeout.
Usually XP gets to be safe.
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« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2009 10:57:04 »
You could probably just make a System Restore mark.