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how to change "trustedinstaller" in windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by spaul40, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. spaul40

    spaul40 Thread Starter

    Jan 1, 2013
    The method shown for windows 7 does NOT work with Windows 8.

    Any ideas how to change this?

    I want to delete the windows - old folder and I'm stuck at about 12GB that it will not let me delete because I am not the trusted installer. I am the only user of this system and I am also the administrator.

    Drives C: and F: are both solid state drives.

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 16359 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1023 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 114370 MB, Free - 46797 MB; E: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 697914 MB; F: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 73626 MB; G: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 1379086 MB; H: Total - 70911 MB, Free - 70739 MB;
    Motherboard: ASRock, 990FX Extreme4
    Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
  2. dai


    Mar 6, 2003
    take ownership of the folder

    then right click on it and run as admin

    your account is a user account with admin privileges,the actual admin account is hidden for security reasons by ms
  3. gurutech


    Apr 23, 2004
    Run the Disk Cleanup Wizard, and select your C: drive, then select "Clean up System Files" option (may require admin password), and select the Old Win7 files, then proceed.
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