How To Delete "Windows" Folder

I have two partitions and installed "vista" on both partitions, now i want to remove vista from one partitions.

But problem is that windows applied security settings on many files including in that folder, and whenever i tried to delete these files i got error.

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Anonymous
22.8.09 delete

Modify the boot ini then remove the folder.

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Anonymous
22.8.09 delete

Try using Unlocker:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

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Anonymous
22.8.09 delete

If you were using Windows XP, you would have to go to start -> run and type "msconfig". A window would appear with a few tabs - one of them being "Boot.INI". You could then make your changes from there.

Apparently, with Vista it's different. Do what the others have suggested

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Chimel
22.10.09 delete

The first and third commenters did not read the original question, and there is no more boot.ini in Vista.

Unlocker works just fine on any system folder such as Program Files or Windows. It can takes ages, though, especially for the Windows folder, since the tool apparently needs to change the security permissions for every file and folder.
I ran it on a Windows 7 RC Windows folder, looks like it will take hours. The tool has no progress bar but you can open the Windows folder properties to see that files slowly get deleted.

Microsoft has an internal tool called obliterate.exe that runs from an elevated command prompt to delete a folder you specify. Couldn't find it on the extranet, though.

Just be extra cautious that you boot from the partition you want to keep and delete the folders on the other partition, not the active one.

Also backup any document, picture, desktop file or favorite you might have in the Users folder. I rarely have any, most of my files and settings are online, mostly in Google, so I can use them from any computer anywhere in the world. Local settings and files are passé.

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Anonymous
23.8.10 delete

TuneUp Utilities has a built-in "Shredder" function, that worked for me... took ages though..

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Anonymous
5.1.12 delete

A very fast delete can be achieved by deleting the "Windows" folder from non windows os(like ububntu)...even not completely installing the os(thx to live cd)..
i do delete massive storage undeletable files like this.......
----------best regards "Rudranilg"

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