I recently got a handmedown laptop from my husband and I'm trying to do some cleanup. I can't do a reformat because he no longer has the original discs that came with the laptop.
I'm having problems with some files in the Documents and Setting folders. It looks like these files were associated with different user accounts. I've already cleaned up the user accounts section. As of now, aside from my account (which is a renamed account), there's only Admin left. But, these accounts still appear under Docs and Settings and I can't rename or delete them. When I try to rename, I get "this is a Windows System file and is necessary for Windows to function properly, it cannot be renamed or deleted". When I try to delete, it starts deleting, but then I get a warning msg saying that there are things in use and so the files cannot be deleted.
How do I get rid of these pesky profiles in docs and setting without breaking the whole computer? I'm scared of deleting vital files since I cannot do a reinstall if things go wrong.
Oh, I'm using XP Pro.