Windows 10: Deleting old files on System32, when I upgrade from win7

  1.    10 Aug 2015 #1

    Deleting old files on System32, when I upgrade from win7

    Well I have some old files, from a grafic card. An Ati driver. Well when I try to delete it, it asked for premission. But when I when in propeties, clicked show and I cannot change the premission. So those files is in the background on the taskbar. I went to safe boot, try to delete them. No luck. So what is the proper way to do this?
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       16 Aug 2015 #2

    It is always better to uninstall the driver files in Device Manager or in Programs & Features, but you say this is an old file so that might not work.

    If the files are small or not being called, then it's probably best to leave them where they are.

    If you really want to delete the file(s), and I caution you against doing that, then you can try taking ownership of the file.
    Properties > Security tab > Advanced button
    At the top of the dialog box, press Change for the Owner
    Type your login ID in the Select user box
    Press [ OK ] until you're back at the first Security dialog window
    Than add your login ID to the list and give it full access.

    Full tutorial here: Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Option Four: To Change Owner of Object in Advanced Security Settings Dialog
    Option four is what I described, the tutorial has all of the details.
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