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Three quick questions

by pikaroth76 / January 30, 2007 11:54 AM PST

Well, so far so good with my Vista, but I have three quick questions that I hope can be answered. First, I cannot for the life of me delete the Windows.old folder. It IS shown, but when I attempt to delete it, I get the following, "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\. Verify the item's location and try again." Any thoughts on this? Again, the folder is there, I can click on it, open it up and find the subfolders within, but whenever I try to delete it, it insists it is not there.

My second question has to do with downloading. When I attempt to save to the C:\ directly, I get a message stating I am not the system administrator and do not have that right to save at that location. I am the only person using the computer, I only inputted my name when installing, nothing else. I have no other IDs on this system. How do I go about being able to save where I would like to?

And, lastly, how do I stop the system asking for my permission before it loads anything and everything? If I double click on, say, an item in the control panel, I then have to confirm that I actually DO want to run the item. It's exceptionally annoying, and I wonder if it has something to do with my question above in regards to it thinking I am not the system admin?

Thanks for any and all assistance that can be provided. It is appreciated.


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Two down, one to go
by pikaroth76 / January 30, 2007 2:04 PM PST
In reply to: Three quick questions

I figured out the last two questions just now, but I am still having trouble with my initial question - how to delete the Windows.old folder? It's still there, mocking me, and yet upon deleting it, Windows insists it is not really there! Two down, though, and one to go.


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by rskillic / February 17, 2007 9:20 AM PST
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did you gind an answer to for first question - I have the same problem with a different folder in vista


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