What did I just do?
If any of you out there who know lots about how the inside of my computer works could tell me what in the world I just did, that would be wonderful!
Here's what I did:
I clicked Start, clicked run, and typed 'CMD'. Command prompt opened up and I typed 'At (I put the time it would be 1 minute from when I typed it) /interactive "cmd.exe"
After the minute went by a new command prompt opened up. I typed 'exit' in the old one. I did ctrl-alt-delete and ended the process 'explorer.exe'.
After I killed that I typed 'cd ..' in the command prompt window, then I typed 'explorer.exe' and it opened back up.
On my home computer I was signed in as SYSTEM at this point and on the computers in the computer labs at the community college I was logged in as the same user name as before except with a '$' on the end. At this point I appear to have privileges above an admin profile and I can access and edit all sorts of files and things I know an admin can't normally access. I can also do things to profiles, like give them admin privileges.
I haven't figured out how to do this without setting the time I want it to start a minute ahead of the time it was when I typed it.... Is it possible?
And I know the 'cd ..' brings me up a directory, why am I able to do this with explorer.exe closed?
It appears to be a large security hole... I just want to know how/what just happened!