by booting to windows XP I was trying to free disk space from expired Vista installation and getting errors of access is denied on trying to delete the vista files

The solution is simple,

1) just go to My Computer>Tools > Folder Options > View and uncheck the last option of use simple file sharing

2) Reboot to safe mode and right click on the folder/file you want to delete and go the sharing and security > Security > Advanced and make yourself the owner of all directory and give full permissions and you are all set for deletion of the folder/file

EDIT: I just checked again and booting to safe mode is not necessary , these steps can also be taken while running XP in normal mode

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  1. Thanks .. it reallt solved my problem

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