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Take ownership of system files

[copied from somewhere else]

You probably need to take ownership. And maybe remove the read-only setting?

Re-taking ownership: this can be achieved manually, but I prefer to add an (extended, hold shift) context menu.

I used the super useful SysInternals tool to locate my entries, F6 takes me to the registry where I can export the entries. You can copy and paste these into .reg files, save then open them to quickly add :)


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Take &ownership"

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas] @="Take &ownership" "HasLUAShield"="" "NoWorkingDirectory"="" "Extended"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command] @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t" "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"

SoundTouch c++ library

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How to install Windows 7 on a UEFI BIOS

After spending the last 2 evenings looking for a solution (not full time), I've found the following two links very useful.

The first one resume the operation required to configure the USB BOOT DISK to support UEFI BIOS.
The second describes how to use DISKPART for convert your HDD/SDD to GPT for compatibility with UEFI BIOS.

As described be sure to use SHIFT+F10 to open a command prompt, navigate to X:\Windows\Panther and open Setupact.log in Notepad and search for BIOS or UEFI to check what version setup is running with.


Windows Phone links

Connection Tiles:


Maybe for my next photo gallery.

Looks great!


Useful link for checkin on boat

Less Virtual, More Machine - Windows 7 and the magic of Boot to VHD

Nice article on hardware virtualization for Windows without loosing any hardware performance.


Interesting blog (en fran├žais)