I have two related questions for XP variables; it may end up the same method works for both of them. I as a user want to modify my Path but lack the admin rights necessary to change it. I imagine there must be a way I can still change the path at log-in so that when I log in as a user I see the modified PATH variable without changing it for other users. I even know exactly how to do this in Linux, but how do I do it for Windows?
Second, If I create a new user Variable using My Computer-> advanced -> environmental variables when is it performed? Specifically if I use a System Variable as part of my user variable will my new user variable have the full contents of the system variable when read, or could I end up in some sort of a data-race where the user variable may be created before the System Variable is fully populated?