Quote: Originally Posted by surfexplorer
i guess nobody wants to help.
It's not like nobody wants to help, really.
I think that by disabling UAC you'll be able to create/modify files directly in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, even if I wouldn't ever do it.
For what regards your software:
If you want to be sure that the final user doesn't tinker with the configuration, just hard-code the paremeters you need directly in the executable (even if I don't advise you to do so).
Otherwise, I'd suggest you to store configuration files in a user-specific folder, so different users can configure the app the way it best suits their needs (and you wouldn't run into UAC blocking the user anytime he/she tries to make a change to the configuration files) without interfering each other.