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    Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    Anyone know of a way to nuke this issue from orbit?

    Basically, I installed windows 7 on my older 500 Gb "temp and messabout" drive to see if all my stuff worked with windows 7 before rolling it out across my PC's. Seeing as it all did, I reconnected my 1 Tb drive and installed windows to this.

    Now, on the D:/ drive I have the "test" version of windows 7 and everytime I try to delete the blighter it keeps moaning about permissions.

    Anyone know of a way of deleting the windows and sub-folders so I can remove this installation of windows and reuse the drive as my temporary download folder?

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    Re: Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    I've found this after a bit of deep searching and it appears to fix this issue people are having ;

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...menu-in-vista/

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    Re: Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    yeh this is nothing new with Win7, it would have been the same back 15 years ago with NT.

    The user that the folder belongs to isn't you on the re-install. And re-install you has no rights.

    However, you are local admin so you can "take ownership" and re-write the security data so you can delete it.

    PLEASE NOTE: doing this to any Encrypted files will cause you issues.
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    Re: Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    If you want a clean drive couldn't you just quick-format it?

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    Re: Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    If you want a clean drive couldn't you just quick-format it?
    I tried and failed several times on the format of the drive. It keeps stating I do not have permissions and spouts a few different reasons and to be honest with my time on the PC now limited to what spare time I have when the nippers asleep I've not got hours to play like I did months ago

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    Re: Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    You could try booting a Linux LiveCD and use that to format or delete files as I think they ignore NTFS permissions. Parted Magic would be a good choice.

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    Re: Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    I tried and failed several times on the format of the drive. It keeps stating I do not have permissions and spouts a few different reasons and to be honest with my time on the PC now limited to what spare time I have when the nippers asleep I've not got hours to play like I did months ago
    If you don't want to add a shortcut:

    http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-...-windows-7.htm

    Thats all it is, nothing clever, nothing scary.
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    Re: Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    If you want to nuke a drive and just start from scratch, I recommend Darik's Boot N' Nuke.

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    Re: Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    Ironic that I only spotted this due to a spammer, but this is actually exactly the solution i was about to ask for XD

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    Re: Windows 7 - trusted installer....

    Open the Disk Management Windows tool with Admin privileges and format the drive.

    Control Panel - Administrative Tools - right click on Computer Management - Run as admin, then in the Disk Management Tab , select disk, then format the drive you want formatted.

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