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30-Aug-2012, 02:38 AM #1
Question Fresh Install Win 7 Ultimate - May not have permission
Hello everyone!

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my Dell Optiplex 755. It originally had Windows Vista Business. 64 bit OS. After Win 7 Ultimate installed I immediately want to access files or folders and I'm hit with a


Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

So after doing some research I re-installed a second time this time formatting the drive first. Then installing Windows 7 Ultimate. As soon as I get to the desktop I received the same error as mentioned.

I've searched for hours on the Net for an answer and I can't find a single fix for this issue. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
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30-Aug-2012, 07:18 AM #2
You need to Take Ownership of the file or folder.
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30-Aug-2012, 09:45 AM #3
You should not be getting these kinds of errors on a new, clean install from legal, known-good media. What kind of disk are you using?
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30-Aug-2012, 02:29 PM #4
Please download and run MGADiag.
  • Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program
  • Click "Continue"
  • Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default).
  • Click the "Copy" button to copy the MGA Diagnostic Report to the Windows clipboard.
  • Paste the MGA Diagnostic Report back here in your next reply.

Please download and run WVCheck.
  • Double-click WVCheck.exe.
  • As indicated by the prompt, this program can take a while depending on your hard drive space.
  • Once the program is done, copy the contents of the Notepad file as a reply.

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30-Aug-2012, 03:56 PM #5
If you are doing fresh installs, go for Windows 8 RP and see how it goes. But as mentioned above, make sure you are using legal copy of Windows.
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