Microsoft has incorporated industry-leading security features in its Windows Vista. Unlike Windows XP, Vista doesn’t let you easily alter system files. That is, you cannot modify or replace a system file out of the box. If you need to do so, you will have to take the ownership of the file which is not an easy job by any means.
As many of you know, we need to take the ownership of the system file that you want to alter by any means. You need to have the ownership to do even simple operations like Renaming and Replacing in vista.
If you often need to replace or rename system files, you can consider adding the Take Ownership option to the file context menu. By adding the Take Ownership option to the file context menu, you can take ownership of files with a few mouse clicks.
While you need to make changes to the Registry to add the option to the file context menu, we have provided the ready-to-use Registry file to add the Take Ownership option to the file context menu quickly and easily.
Download “Take Ownership” file from the link mentioned at the end of this article. Double click on the file to add the file to your Windows registry. Right-click on the file you want to take ownership and then, select “Take Ownership”. Once you are done with the above steps, you are ready to replace or rename files.