Replace files in Windows folder

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  1. Jack Gilmore

    Jack Gilmore New Member

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    I am wanting to install a logon tweak for my computer but to do it I need to replace files in the Windows folder. It won't let me do this though. It says that the file is already open in another program when I try to do a drag and drop replace.
    Please help me fix this.
     
  2. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    If it is not too confidential, you will have to tell us what the file(s) is??
     
  3. Jack Gilmore

    Jack Gilmore New Member

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    Here are the files and their paths:
    C:\Windows\System32\authui.dll
    C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\basebrd.dll
     
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    And to add. If you do go ahead and take ownership. I would reccomend you copy the files to a safe place before going ahead with the hack. You may need them back again!
    No rudeness intended, but I would not mess with system files, merely to change the logon.
     
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