Privileges on MY Home Comp

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Flash Gordon, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon Guest


    Occasionally I get the following message when trying to do
    change a driver or update a file, etc.

    The current logged on user does not have ownership privileges on
    the file (or folder) "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\".

    It is on my desktop machine at home...running Vista Ultimate.

    It is MY Machine and I am the Administrator....supposedly.

    How do I ensure that this is the case ensuring I am the
    Owner/Administrator - to stop these messages from cropping up again???

    Any help would be appreciated


    Flash Gordon, Nov 17, 2007
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  2. Flash Gordon

    Jimmy Brush Guest


    This is a security feature of Windows that prevents the modification of
    these files except by installation programs.

    If you need to modify these files manually, you will need to first take
    ownership of the specific file, and then grantyourself permission to modify
    the file.
    Jimmy Brush, Nov 18, 2007
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    Daaa94 Guest

    Im trying to change my colour options from Vista to Win 7, I've presse
    the take ownership button and tried to rename the .dll file, it stil
    does not allow me to, help
    Daaa94, May 8, 2010
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