The windows SYSTEM Account is like the god of gods in a windows environment meaning that under it, you can access stuff that even an administrator can’t access. What you will need: Windows XP/Vista (Probably) Step 1: Open Command Prompt (Start|Run|cmd) Step 2: Type at There are no entries in the list is the result you are looking for. If you get a result similar to access denied or no access … this is the point you get off the train… (stop reading)

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Step 3: Type at HH:MM /interactive “cmd.exe” (where HH is Hours and MM is Minutes in 24 hour time) Eg. At 13:30 /interactive “cmd.exe” **Make sure you set HH:MM to a few minutes after your current system time

Step 4: Wait … Step 5: You will notice that a new Command Prompt window pops up with the title “C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\svchost.exe”

Step 6: Open Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) and kill explorer.exe Step 7: In the new Command Prompt window (refer to step 5) type explorer.exe Step 8: Click Start and check the name up the top of the menu.. it should say SYSTEM.

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