cannot delete flash10d.ocx, flashutil10d.exe

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    Like I said; For XP Home you have to boot in safe mode to get the security tab

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    So what you are saying is, even though I am administrator, I still need to have the correct ownership over the files? Does not this defeat the purpose of having administrator privileges? Also, how come that I can delete my entire windows directory without doing anything special, aside from hitting shift-delete except for these two files?

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    Administrator is not some super-uber user. You do not automatically have privileges to do everything out of the box.
    The way security works is that you can actually deny access to resources for administrators. There is also an account named "System" that has higher privileges. Some files are protected so that only System can do stuff with them.

    Also, an owner is not the same as an administrator. An owner is someone who owns a file or folder. Owners of files and folders have the ability to set any security permissions on them that they want. As an administrator, you can have the ability to take ownership of any file and folder you desire.

    To make matters worse, different users have different SIDs, which are usually randomized when you install Windows. So if you reinstall Windows, those SIDs will show up as unkown--ie not linked to any user. When that happens, stuff can break since the permissions were valid with the previous Windows installation but aren't valid anymore, hence they actually do nothing! This can make files you can delete now undeletable later when you reinstall Windows.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Like I said; For XP Home you have to boot in safe mode to get the security tab
    If you follow this advice it will work in XP home. XP Pro has the tabs available all the time while XP Home only has them avail. when in safe mode.

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    You're right, in safe mode there is a security tab. Turns out I can delete the folder from safe mode directly without changing security settings.

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