Now what I'm curious about is can I assign multiple owners to these folders? And if so, can I create a group with the below accounts and just manage 1 group or do I have to do the accounts separately?
Right now, under the group or user names in Windows 7, I see this:
Patrick (PhenomII940-PC\Patrick) <- this one is me as the admin in Windows 7
I have no clue on what those other accounts are. I don't know which is Windows 8. Under Windows 8, I only created 1 user so I'm not sure why I would see 3 account unknown. And when I view users under Windows 8, I see multiple account unknowns (forgot if they're the same as above because right now I'm in Windows 7).
There can only be one owner on any object. You can assign multiple accounts Full Control though.
Yes, you could create a group, and then just manage the permissions on that group. That's how users are managed in Windows domains, so if you log into Windows for a job or school, you're hitting a security group at some point.
The Account Unknown accounts are probably from Win8 where it "fixed" your permissions. I'd guess they are Win8 SYSTEM, Win8 Administrator, and your Win8 user, or Authenticated Users depending on where the file is. If you want to know what they are you can look up the SID in Win8 to find out. (SID Resolver: http://wingeek.com/software/sidresolver/
) There is a lot of stuff going on in the background with Windows, which is why you don't delete permissions you didn't add.
Is that all of the permissions on the files? There should be a couple of more that are recognized.
dual booting Windows was kind of a nightmare for me way back when. I'd configure my system perfectly for both Windows in a dual boot scenario. But then if I need to blow out one of the Windows configurations, it somehow ended up messing up both setups. I ended up not wanting to touch my system or delete anything out of fear of messing up the other configuration.
VMs are much simpler then that.
Install the software, spec the VM, install OS.
I've never really dual booted Windows versions. It used to be Windows and something else that was a lot for accommodating, but the last time I did that was a long time ago.