I am wondering what would happen if you logged on as Windows itself (SYSTEM) and tried to install it?
It's not that hard to do:
- Login with admin rights
- Open a command prompt
- Look at your computers time and add 2 or three minutes to it (example: 8:30pm, write down 20:33)
- at the command prompt type at [time you wrote down] /interactive cmd.exe
- Above example would be at 20:33 /interactive cmd.exe
- While your waiting, open task manager
- close the command prompt
- When the selected time arrives, a command prompt window will appear.
- Leave this command prompt open and go to task manager, processes, and find explorer.exe and select KILL
- You will be left with only a command prompt wndow, at the prompt, type explorer.exe
- This will take a few miinutes as Windows gets a bit confused, but eventually the desktop will re-appear and if you click the start button you should now see SYSTEM as the logged on user. You now have SYSTEM's permissions.
I won't be responsible if your system blows up though, I have had to do this a few times to get into some directories to delete some files (and I couldn't do it the easy way with my Linux Live CD with NTFS, cause I didn't have it with me.
I'm just being curious, I have been seeing advisories against SP3 XP and XP2 (Vista) so I don't know if it's good or bad.
JB NOTICE: Logging in as the system account has huge security risks as it's access is even higher than admin, if you do this, do what you need to do and restart your computer. This should only be used in extreme emergencies.
The only problem that I have as an I.T. tech is that I don't have the luxury of the famous excuse: "Sorry, I don't do windows."
The only real problem that I have with being an I.T. Tech is that I can't use the excuse:
"Sorry, I don't do windows."