The only supported way to grant yourself godlike permissions to the system is
to either enable automatic elevation for admins in UAC, or disable UAC
altogether. That would put you back into the same state you were in with XP
where you have the run of everything on the computer.
Needless to say, I don't particularly advocate that option. A better option
is to grant yourself write permission to
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. That lets you edit the start
menu that all users see, but not each user's individual start menu. There is
no easy way to do that.
Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
> One more thing I left out:
> This is Vista Business and I am in the Adminstrators Group.
> "Jon" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > I am the type of admin that likes to edit his Start Menu to keep it
> > very clean, short and organized as well as have access to every
> > Directory/file on the system no matter where it's located. I am getting
> > plenty of 'Access Denied' everytime I try to access most everything on the
> > system. How do I get the admin rights to access and edit the Users
> > folder - ALL of the users under it - and any other directory on the
> > computer? Where are the settings that will give me 'Godlike' powers over
> > the computer? I've looked everywhere and I don't see where these settings
> > are.
> > Any reply would be very helpful and thanks -
> > Jon