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    Question Permission to delete

    Hello,

    I'm trying to format my HDD, and delete all, because I have Windows 7 install on it, but I have all Windows 8 install in my SSD, and I'm guessing I only need 1 Windows to run programs/games...etc.

    But when I try to format the HDD it tells me that I don't have permission from trustedinstaller, and I'm the main user of this computer no one else uses it but me.

    What can I do?

    Thank you!
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    Go into BIOS and clean the HDD from there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel25 View Post
    Hello,

    I'm trying to format my HDD, and delete all, because I have Windows 7 install on it, but I have all Windows 8 install in my SSD, and I'm guessing I only need 1 Windows to run programs/games...etc.

    But when I try to format the HDD it tells me that I don't have permission from trustedinstaller, and I'm the main user of this computer no one else uses it but me.

    What can I do?

    Thank you!
    you need to take ownership of the remaining files

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    Have you gone into Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative tools -> Computer Management -> Format the drive you want in disk management?

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    Windows 7 doesn't trust you with the power to delete system files. You need to go to the windows 7 folder, properties --> advanced and assign your user ownership of those folders.
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