We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Windows Help


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Removing w7 files


tufti

Likes # 0

I have been using the RC of W7 in a dual boot with Vista.
Since I am due to recieve the full version next month I have removed the trial version files and used easyBCD to remove W7 from the bootup.

Problem is I still have two files which won't allow me to delete them (flash10b.ocx and flashutil10b.exe) both read only. They allow me to move them from folder to folder but not to flash drive :-))

I've tried everything I can think of, run as administrator, take ownership of files etc.

Has anyone got any ideas?

Thanks
John

Like this post
a member

Likes # 0

why dont you just format the partition you used for win7.

Like this post
tufti

Likes # 0

I can't do that because I have lots of data on that partition.
Probably should have used an empty partition to start with in hindsight.
Thanks anyway, anyone else got any ideas?

Like this post
tufti

Likes # 0

Finally got it.
I right clicked on each file, properties, security, advanced settings and then changed the settings for "everyone" which allowed me to delete the files.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Chromebooks: ready for the prime time (but not for everybody)

IDG UK Sites

Hands-on with Sony's latest smartglasses

IDG UK Sites

The 13 most inspirational Tim Cook quotes