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Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

Today a friend of mine asked that his registry editor had been disabled accidently and now how should he enable it back again. Here are two ways to enable the registry editing in Windows.

1- From Group Policy Editor

Go to Run –> gpedit.msc
In the left hand menu, go to User Config –> Administrative Templated –> System.
Now In the right hand pane, select “Prevent access to registry editing tools”. It will probably be not configured or enabled. If it’s enabled, disable it and if it’s not configured, first enable it, apply settings and then disable it. Most probably the settings have been applied instantly. If not, then run gpupdate in command prompt to apply the group policies.

2- From the Run Menu

I got this tweak while surfing the internet. Go to Start –> Run, copy and paste the follow in the Run box and press OK.

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

The effects are usually instant. If not then you should see the results after restarting your computer.

Please tell us your experiences on this tweak.

Categories: Windows
  1. kumar
    May 16, 2008 at 2:56 am

    i am only getting a warning which goes on repeating and lowers the performance of ma loptop ………… but registry editor is working.

  2. Boris
    June 11, 2008 at 9:41 am

    It worked for me.TNX

  3. justin bez
    June 18, 2008 at 8:32 pm


  4. Mike
    June 19, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    This didn’t work for me. I tried it several times, but no luck. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. I downloaded the program to the desktop. Ran it. Then, another little windown popped up with a button on it. It seemed like I was running the program a second time. Another window appeared indicating success. But, when I typed regedit in the Run line, I got the same message “Registry editing has been disabled …”

  5. Sumit Kumar Jha
    July 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I tried ur information but i am not sucess.
    Plz give me any other suggestion.

  6. charlette
    July 8, 2008 at 7:18 am

    whew!!!! it solved my homework….

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