Solved: Can't delete windows update files from a previous installation

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pickelsaretasty

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Okay here's what happened. I re-installed windows and when installing SP2 it gave me a bunch of problems, so I re-re-installed windows xp pro again. After re-re-installing it sp2 installed fine and everything is now all fine and dandy. The only problem is there are a bunch of folders that were made during my first attempt to re-install windows. These folders for some reason were put onto an external harddrive that I have. Most of the folders contain the SP2 installer from the previous installation, which were never even used. Every time I try to delete them it says "cannot delete sp2, access denied."


These are the files I need to get rid of..



and this is the error message it gives me



Any help would greatly be appreciated. :)
 
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Could try coping the files off the external drive and then formating it.
 

pickelsaretasty

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I was hoping there would be another solution as my external is 500GB and my internal is 200 GB. So I don't have enough room to take all the files from my 500 (which is almost full) to my 200. I've tried safe mode with no success also.
 
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