> I reset the subinacl.zip as Microsoft told me and I still get
> access denied when trying to install the Service Pack.
> I did note that in C:\documents and settings\brebre and
> C:\documents and settings\Matt that access is denied to me.
> There is several user accounts on this computer and I change the
> type of accout so that only myself is administrator.
> Would love to be able to get this update. By the way ohter updates
> have all loaded fine.
> Just wanted to let you know that I finally got this update. Found
> out that I had not totally reset the subincl. Thanks for helping.
For those whom might find this in some future search for installing Service
Pack 3 (SP3) onto Windows XP and receiving the access denied message, what
Mcintyre263 is referring to is Method 3 from the following link:
Where you download and install subinacl on your own computer and then
copy/past a script into notepad and save it as a specific name and then run
that script you created. You are using subinacl to reset permissions on
various things (you are *not* "resetting the subinacl"... *grin*)
1. Download and then install the Subinacl.exe file. To do this, visit the
following Microsoft Web site:
2. Start Notepad.
3.Copy and then paste the following text (7 total lines - your newsreader
might word-wrap) into Notepad.
cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb
4. Save this Notepad file as Reset.cmd.
5. Double-click the Reset.cmd file to run the script.
Note: This script file may take a long time to run. Additionally, you have
to run this script as an administrator.
6. Install Windows XP SP3.
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