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Fresh Install Win 7 Ultimate - May not have permission

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by whutitdew, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. whutitdew

    whutitdew Thread Starter

    Jan 10, 2005
    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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  3. Lance1


    Aug 4, 2003
  4. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    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?
  5. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    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.
  6. ETech7


    Aug 30, 2012
    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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