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    Taking ownership (Vista Home Premium)

    Hello and greetings from the great free state of Tennessee,
    While reading a post on Wilders security forum (about acronis TrueImage home) set me to "explore" my own PC in search of True image log files stored in C UsersAll users|Application Data etc. When on one of the last choices i was "denied" access. (as usual) Armed with "WinBubble" take ownership of this folder (right click context menu) i "took ownership" The black command screen ran for what seemed 10 minutes or so. From what i could catch a brief glimpse of was windows giving me ownership to what seemed endless list of "stuff" (this may be a good thing) im not really sure. Question; is there a down side to this or do i need to do a restore or image recovery (before my PC explodes?) Regards
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    Re: Taking ownership (Vista Home Premium)

    Fred,
    If all seems well after the ownership, leave things as is.
    You still have the image just in case.
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    Re: Taking ownership (Vista Home Premium)

    Since Microsoft considers those applications part of the operating system (at least for Vista), you'll have to tough time getting rid of them. You are proably better off just deleting the shortcuts and not worrying about the small amount of disk space they use.

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    Re: Taking ownership (Vista Home Premium)

    Way to Go, Fred!!!
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    Re: Taking ownership (Vista Home Premium)

    Joe,
    Hello and thank you. of course you are correct, and i respect your advice, but its not about freeing up disk space. For me this is how i learn for good or bad, and there is always risk in fooling with something that you don't really have a "full" understanding of. ie: politics, religion, women, etc. But the "joy" is in the journey! Regards
    Update, With my new found "hack" tools i have successfully excised
    1.Windows Mail
    2.Windows collaboration
    3.Windows photo shop
    4.Windows meeting space
    5.Windows power point viewer
    The saga continues.....YEE HA!

    Update 2: So far so good have not encountered any "bugs" (so far) in removing bits of Vista "OS". I will post back after the next cycle of patches,if any thing "bad" happens. (and no, i didn't just remove the shortcuts)
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    Re: Taking ownership (Vista Home Premium)

    Bob,
    Hello again and thanks for the advice. So far (for the moment) all seems well in "Freds PC world". I'll let things run on for a few days to be sure.I just don't like not being able to "see" or get rid of thing's on my own PC. (always had a "problem" with authority) This trick along with the "unlocker" program might be just the trick that i need to excise all those pesky unused programs haunting my PC. HP's photoshop essential was the last one that i banished to the recycle bin (along with a long list of others!) Now i'll set my sights on Windows Mail and "IM service" Stay tuned. Regards
    PlainFred

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