vista registry denied

Posted on 2008-11-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Getting access denied when attempting to delete a registry key using regedit.exe
Question by:WaterskiDavid
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    Assisted Solution

    Locate REGEDIT.EXE, rught click and select RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR and then try again.
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    Assisted Solution

    You need to be logged on as an Administrator (or an account with admin privileges) to edit the registry in Vista.
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    Accepted Solution

    Even if you are logged on as an administrator, with Vista you are an
    "Administrative User". Did you try to right click the executable and see
    if the "Run as Administrator" is there?


    From regedit, you should be able to take ownership of the key, and then
    change the key's security settings.

    Alternatively, you can download the following tool from microsoft to open an
    instance of regedit as system:

    The following command line will open a "system" regedit:

    psexec -s -i regedit

    (Note: You have to execute this command line from an "administrator" command
    prompt [right-click command prompt and click run as administrator])

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    Expert Comment

    seems your OS is Vista Home Premium...right?

    Author Closing Comment

    I am helping a friend.  I am not a Vista expert buy am a senior software developer.  I am not at the computer with the issue at this time but these answer make perfect sense to me and I believe will allow me to help solve the ultimate problem.  Thank you.

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