In order to do cool things with your computer you need overall control. You have probably heard of the 'Admin' account that can do magical things like open programs that change your computer and configure the network.
Today we will achieve this by getting admin on our user account. WARNING I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TROUBLE YOU GET IN OR DAMAGE TO YOUR SYSTEM/WARRANTY.
Technical stuff: When you are not signed in what account are you using, how can you run stuff and do anything, well there is an account that is on the login screen, and guess what! It has more that admin powers. There are only 4 programs (that I can be bothered counting) that run from the start screen. How do we use these 4 programs to get admin, well if you don't know when windows wants to run a program it looks for one with the correct name (i.e cmd.exe). If we change the name of a program instead of the one we wanted (i.e cmd.exe) we get another one. Many viruses use this and make calculator and many other programs run the virus. Back on track, if we make stickykeys run cmd at the login screen then we have an admin cmd.
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Step 1: Making a Bootable USB
We need a system with no restrictions on what we can edit, so we can change the programs we need (cmd.exe and sethc.exe). Hmmmm let me think. How about linux! Time to make your USB into effectively what the C drive does.
You need the following program or any other that can burn ISOs to a USB (you need admin to run it so use another computer. Don't have one? Use your friend's, mum's even your library's computer) http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-install...
You also need a linux ISO (you can use any one you chose but let's say you use Ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com/)
Once you have that downloaded run the exe and agree to the T&C then select your OS of choice (Ubuntu) Then shose your USB and check the box that says format as FAT32 and click create and wait until that's done.
Now your little USB has an entire OS on it
Step 2: Boot That Drive
Now we have out little OS on a drive time to boot it. Depending on your computer the keys will vary but you need to interrupt the startup. Then select the option to chose a temporary startup device (the wording varies). Select your USB and wait.
Step 3: Editing Stuff
Down the side of the GUI there is a file browser, open that and find the OSdisk and then system32. Now we are in the system files DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING unless I say so because you could damage your system. find cmd.exe copy it to another folder and name it sethc.exe then back to system32, find sethc.exe and name it eyrutryqtwryeiqwr.exe. Copy cmd.exe (sethc.exe now) back to system32 and hold the power button and select restart.
Step 4: EZ Step
We have finished the editing and now all we have to do is use the magic cmd. Press shift 5 times in rapid succession and wait for a console to open, it should say Administrator: C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe. In the console type: net localgroup Administrators /add yourUsername (replace yourUsername with, guess what? your username) depending on how your system is configured you may have to be on a specific network.
Step 5: DONE
Well done now go tell your mates you have admin (or not). Have fun with whatever you want to do with admin.
This is my first instructable so any constructive criticism is much needed.