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#1 winexe

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:00 AM

Hello, I've been lock out of my Win10 account by registering an microsoft account and not knowing that the MS account replace the local one.

So I've installed win 7 along with win 10 but now I need to delete sethc.exe from Windows 10. The problem is that i've tried to take ownership of the file but when I try to delete it  I get what's in the file attached.

Is there anyway I can delete that file from windows 7?

 



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 02:49 PM

I've had better luck when in safe mode


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:31 PM

sethc.exe is part of the Microsoft operating system.  You don't want to delete it, and I suspect that Windows will not allow you to delete this anyway.


Edited by hamluis, 10 April 2017 - 05:17 AM.
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:44 AM

@Paraclete it doesn't let me delete it even from Safe Mode



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:46 AM

See DC3's comment - OS required files do not delete.

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:49 AM

My experience is that Windows will not allow deletion of O/S files (some can be deleted, but will likely be replaced on boot)...from a different Windows version.thaat is part of a multiboot system..

 

Taking ownership only applies to data files, as far as I know.

 

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