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How to remove a file that only TrustedInstaller has privileges in Windows Vista

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I tired to remove a file yesterday but it said I do not have right to remove it...and then I view the properties of it, only TrustedInstaller has all privileges, ...how can I remove that file?
I believe that file is created by Visual C++ 2005 Redistribution.
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try this :  www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php                        killbox
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open up an elevated command prompt by pressing start then typing "command" and right click run as administrator. From the command line, run the following two commands:

takeown /f FULLPATHTOFILE /A
icacls FULLPATHTOFILE /grant Administrators:f

For example, to take control of imageres.dll in system32:
takeown /f c:\windows\system32\imageres.dll /A
icacls c:\windows\system32\imageres.dll /grant Administrators:F
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P.S. You may need to enable the Administrator account and use a command prompt running with Administrator context.

Run an elevated command prompt

net user Administrator /active:yes
net user Administrator PASSWORD
runas /user:administrator cmd

type the password at the prompt then continue with taking ownership as above
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