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
    Did you try this also with disabled UAC?
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf Engelke [MVP Windows Server], May 5, 2007
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  3. Henry Thomas

    Henry Thomas Guest


    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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