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How do I run a program as an administration program in XP?

Asked by antimatter (4406points) August 28th, 2010

I am trying to install Windows XP service pack 3. Had some problems, access denied. I went into the Microsoft website and followed the instructions, I downloaded and installed subinacl and paste this code (“cd /d ”%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools”
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\. /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose”) and run it as an administrator program.
The problem is I don’t know how to run a program as an administrator. I am new at this stuff, please help!!!

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llewis's avatar

Sorry – I never had this problem when installing SP3 (or any other SP). Is there a reason you are not logging in as the admin when doing this update? Seems like that would be the simplest way to handle the problem.

If you are an admin, have you run a virus scan before trying the SP?

You just shouldn’t be having to use subinacl to do a SP.

jaytkay's avatar

‘How to enable and use the “Run As” command when running programs in Windows 2000 and in Windows XP’
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294676

llewis's avatar

@jaytkay – If you’re installing a service pack, wouldn’t it be better to be logged in as the administrator? Seems like you’re asking for problems otherwise.

jaytkay's avatar

@llewis If you’re installing a service pack, wouldn’t it be better to be logged in as the administrator?

Agreed, that’s what I have always done, never had any problems.

But maybe @antimatter has a special situation.

Or maybe not. So Great Answer!

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