I think you should be able to press shift f10 to bring up a command prompt and then type mmc.You should then be able to add the local users and computers snap in get access to the users.It is not a requirement for Windows applications to use the Windows Registry. NET Framework applications use XML files for configuration, while portable applications usually keep their configuration files with their executables. INI files stored each program's settings as a text file, often located in a shared location that did not provide user-specific settings in a multi-user scenario.By contrast, the Windows Registry stores all application settings in one logical repository (but a number of discrete files) and in a standardized form.To install Windows on this computer, restart the computer." Restarting the machine does no good.Diagnoses and Troubleshooting: These are the steps that I've tried so far: 1) Disabled Windows Media Player Network Sharing service 2) Set skip rearm in answer file 3) Looked for registry key problems: That's as much as I could figure out.
There are many uses for adding information to the Windows registry while still in the Windows PE pre-boot environment.When I boot up the new machine, windows starts and runs setup.After the machine displays "Setup is starting services" I get an error that says "Windows could not complete the installation.Enabling the admin account did the trick for me though, at least with a fresh machine.I think if you can find a way to get in and change enable the admin account you can be good.