Can't edit REGISTRY

  nerawan 15:27 30 Jan 2008

A month ago I boght a second hand p.c. I need to use the REGISTRY but when I type in RUN:.....I get a message "The administrator has disable the registry". Apparently I'm the adm because when I switch the p.c. I don't see any other account. Windows appears straight away.

Any idea what can I do?..Thanks.

  anskyber 15:30 30 Jan 2008

Which OS?

  VoG II 17:12 30 Jan 2008
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:14 30 Jan 2008

1. Start > Run.
2. %windir%\system32\gpeditmsc
3. Navigate to: User Config\Admin Templates\system\Prevent Access to Registry Editing Tools
4. Change to > Not Configured

open Notepad and copy and paste this to notepad EXACTLY as shown here:


Save it as unlockreg.reg

Once saved, double click Unlockreg.reg and merge the file to your Registry.

  Diemmess 17:56 30 Jan 2008

Forgive me if I'm too simplistic....
In Start > Run, type in REGEDIT (lower case will do) and then OK.

  nerawan 17:01 02 Feb 2008

That is exactly what I did and that's the reason I asked for advice.
I will try later what the other guys say. t the moment I don't have broadband. I will get it next thursday. Thanks.

  p;3 17:08 02 Feb 2008

might one ask why you beleive you need TO go and change something in the Registry? changing items in that section carries inherant risks

has it got an infection on it or items on it that really ought not to be on it

will Windows update validating tool not work?

  nerawan 17:37 02 Feb 2008

the reason i have to edit the registry. i have done it in the past with another p.c.

  p;3 17:42 02 Feb 2008

may be if you explain what the apparent problem is one might be able to offer more appropriate help? sounds as though it may be malfunctioning ?

  nerawan 01:40 16 Feb 2008

The problem is , it was a second hand PC boght in a PC fair. These guys buy them from Cias so usually there is an Admin and I couldn,t take that role.

The only way to solve the problem was to re-install Windows using another Cd I had.

  tullie 02:31 16 Feb 2008

Im scratching my head too!

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