Registry Editing / Permission Denied even "run as administrator"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Henry Thomas, May 5, 2007.

  1. Henry Thomas

    Henry Thomas Guest

    I'm having a problem updating the drivers to my Saitek X52. Apparently old
    drivers from XP do not properly uninstall and I have to manually clean out
    the registry because the new drivers tell me to plug in the jostick to
    install the drivers but when I do nothing happens. I notice a generic driver
    pop in the under device manager when I plug in the joystick, so I'm trying to
    clean out the registry of my SAITEK entries.

    Unfortunately on several I am getting "permission denied" under safe mode,
    under run as administrator, can't change the owner because I still get
    'permission denied.'

    Is there a different way to clean out my USB ids or what am I supposed to
    do? I see that the SYSTEM is the only user allowed full rights to the key -
    how do I log in as SYSTEM ?
     
    Henry Thomas, May 5, 2007
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  2. Hi Henry,
    this should work - you should be able to change permissions and take
    ownership.
    Did you try this also with disabled UAC?
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
     
    Olaf Engelke [MVP Windows Server], May 5, 2007
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  3. Henry Thomas

    Henry Thomas Guest

    Hi

    It took me 2.5 hours to go through dozens upon dozens of registry keys, flip
    ownership and then change permissions....when trying to perform this at a
    higher level and using the option for changing it for all keys below the one
    I was working on, it failed....was painful and frustrating. I would rather
    turn off UAC forever and deal with the risk than waste my Saturday fighting
    with my OS on basic simple tasks.
     
    Henry Thomas, May 6, 2007
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