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System Restore privileges

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After a bit of searching, you can repair your permissions by doing this command:

To restore your operating system to the original installation default security settings, follow these steps:

Click Start > Run > type cmd and press Enter or click Ok.

Windows XP:

In the command prompt enter: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose

Windows Vista/7:

In the command prompt enter: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

You receive a "Task is completed" message and a warning message that something could not be done. You can safely ignore this message. For more information about this message, see the %windir%\Security\Logs\Scesrv.log file.

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You can either get it from this download link or from your Windows install cd.


Put your Windows Install cd in and run these commands:

expand X:\i386\secedit.ex_ c:\windows\system32\secedit.exe

expand X:\i386\secedit.ch_ c:\windows\help\secedit.chm

Replace X with your CD drive letter.

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