Delete Windows from old HDD


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    Delete Windows from old HDD


    Hi,

    I replaced my wife's HDD with and SSD and want to use her old drive to back data, the OS won't let me delete the Windows folder and I don't want to format the drive. Can I force Windows to delete the folder?
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    Were is the drive in pc as slave external it normally only complains if its in use failing that you may have to take ownership of all the windows folders
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    The drive now is an external drive. How do I take ownership?
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    Thanks!
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