Deleting old files after upgrade win 7 home

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  1. Jimw

    Jimw New Member

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    I ran an upgrade with win home 7. I am the administrator. When I try to delete old programs, I get a message that reads require permission from Admin or trusted installer. How do I delete these programs. I put my password as an administrator when I logged in.

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  2. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi
    Here are a couple of solutions... The first is to enable the real Administrator Account.

    How to Enable the Administrator Account


    Open the command prompt withelevated privileges by clicking the Start orb, AllPrograms, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and thenselect Run as administrator.

    Type or cut and pasteā€¦

    net user administrator /active:yes

    and then press Enter.

    Log out and log back in asAdministrator.

    When you are done undue theprocess by doing the same thing and pasting in

    net user administrator /active:no

    The second is to install the Take Ownership app...


    Take Ownership App.


    Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

    Mike
     
  3. kaos

    kaos Senior Member

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    You will need to take ownership of the folder itself

    You can add the option to take ownership to the right click option , take ownership then delete the folder

    View attachment 15139

    ther is a add option to add the "take ownership" to the right click and a remove option too
     
  4. zigzag3143

    zigzag3143 Honorable Member
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    If the old files are in a windows.old file (which they should be) you can run the disk cleanup wizard and it will remove it. Just make sure you have nothing from the previous install that you need for once that folder is gone, its gone.
     
  5. Jimw

    Jimw New Member

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    Thanks Guys, that take ownership worked fine!
     
  6. kaos

    kaos Senior Member

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    Your welcome
     

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