problems replacing files within windowsdirectory

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by anouk, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. anouk

    anouk New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I recently switched from windows xp pro to windows 7. I need to replace some files in the windows/system32/drivers directory but windows wont let me (i get an access denied notification).
    I am already at the administrator account. Is there a way to be able to do this? Is there some kind of security that I can turn off?
    I am rather new to the newer security features that microsoft has introduced since I have been a long time xp user.
    Thanks in advance for any information,
    Gretings, Anouk,
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    The files are probably in use, considering it is the DRIVERS folder.
    Why do you need to replace some of the files in there?
     

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