I have a harddrive from an old laptop that I now use for external storage/backup connected via USB cable to a SATA Mobile HDD.
I am trying to clear out the folders that are no longer useful such as C:\Program Files and C:\Windws, but security settings are preventing me from doing it.
Using Windows 7, how do I gain permissions to delete these folders?
I tried using "takeown" (like suggested here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-delete-a-system-file-in-windows-vista/
) but since my Windows 7 login is not an admin on the old Vista drive, it did not work.