im trying to customize Windows XP Pro to my liking very strictly and for some reason i just cannot delete the History and Temporary Internet Files folder, i 100% do not want them there but if i try delete them it comes up with :
History is a Windows system folder and is required for Windows to run properly. It cannot be deleted.
iv'e tried booting into Linux and deleting it off their but when i booted back into windows it replaced them again, i also logged in as the SYSTEM user and deleted them but to no avail. I seriously do not want them folders their, and to my knowledge they ARE NOT required for windows to run properly.
any help would be VERY appreciated
PS - Im a advanced user so i know how to work stuff around windows E.G - Registry editing, permissions and what not
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Well its bin a wile since i posted this and now i found a way, as i said i am customising it strictly to my liking, to ME those folders can be seen as a security breach(other people have their views, i aint arguing it), so i have found a way to delete them permanently, this was a bit long but in the long run it will be much better for me and i feel more comfortable, basically i went through the registry and deleted the History's CLSID key first, then i went thru all other keys that was named History and changed the directory of them to "C:\System Volume Information"(deleting them makes it re-appear),and changed some of the other values within them such as "PerUserItem"(i think its that, to 0) and ofcourse the space amount to 0, then i did the same for Cookies and Temporary Internet Files(deleted all 3 CLSID's for Temp Intnernet Files) and Favorites, beleive me it did not take long, then i removed the folder "C:\Windows\System32\Config\systemprofile", removing that folder im pretty sure makes windows not check the Cookies,History etc folders when you login, also i deleted all "Internet Explorer" registry key intries, except foe ONE which had ActiveXCompatibility and Vector Info in it, if you remove them a HOLE bunch of stuff wont work, such as Device Manager, and last buy not least there are 2 entries which tell windows what files to backup i think, it points to the INDEX.DAT files, i deleted them. As i said its easier then it sounds, i only did because i customize XP strictly to my liking and make sure there is no chance of a "Intrusion" via the network and make sure no viruses come along.