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Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

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.

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  1. Bill Barr
    October 19, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Worked! Thanks! I can’t even see my Run selection on my Start menu. I got hit good!

  2. anon
    November 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Thank You Sir!
    Sheer brilliance!

  3. November 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    hi nothing has worked for me i tried the step in notepad, i’ve made files from notepad but nothing wants to work. i’ve even scanned my pc a million times i have a virus rvhost and worm hakaglan.b. nothing seems to worm it’s disabled my task manager, my regedit and in my group policies there isn’t an option for system so i can try and fix it there, i’ve used pc tools antivirus and it removed one virus and 41 infections, the infections are gone but when i rebooted my pc the only one still on my pc is this c:system volume information\_restore{fc028cd5-38a7-4fd1-adf0-f92bac1c9bca}\rp12\a0010178.exe please i need help my email is vventerj@gmail.com. thanks

  4. dominic
    December 15, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    thanks so much. 2 from the run menu worked. you really did ur thing.

  5. dominic
    December 15, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks so much. 2 from the run menu worked great. you really did your thing.

  6. no thing
    December 24, 2008 at 9:25 am

    hi no thing happened i thought that from virus not from windows .

  7. December 24, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Awesome string worked wonders. ty

  8. kunwar
    January 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    thankx …………………….
    man it really worked

  9. ali
    April 15, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Thanks so much
    Thanks so much
    Thanks so much …

  10. jackie
    April 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    hi i have a big problem regarding my pc. the task manager has been dsabled and i dont know what to do. my computer was infected with huelar browser. some told me that it was a very dangerous virus that will affect the whole system of our PC. can you please help me settle this problem? thank you!

  11. Jake
    May 1, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Sweet! searched for hours trying different things but nothing worked till i came here Many Many thanks

  12. memo
    May 13, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Thanks a lot, the copy-paste worked !

  13. roohul
    May 19, 2009 at 10:55 am

    it dint work 😦

  14. Mysterio
    October 3, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    it didn’t work……i have done everything you write but…the same thing……

  15. sid
    October 13, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Tried both the methods, didn’t work.

  16. aguunk
    October 18, 2009 at 5:53 am

    thx, alot bro..its really helpfull

  17. trisbea
    November 5, 2009 at 5:23 am

    sir thanks a lot ! ! !

  18. Senthil
    November 28, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks for your information

  19. vener
    February 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

    thank you sir, really helpfull..

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