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Ferg
11-11-2003, 12:55 AM
Using XP-Pro with Admin rights I get "Registry editing has been disabled by administrator" when trying to regedit or install certain programs that alter the registry (eg Norton AV).

How do I enable registry editing?

Thanks

Ferg

Odin
11-11-2003, 02:34 AM
Have you by any chance clicked the Immunize option in Spybot as that will stop you from being able to access the registry and many other admin functions. Turn off Spybot after de-selecting immunize hopefully that is your problem.

Chilling_Silently
11-11-2003, 08:16 AM
Try getting Super Rabbit Magic Set from superrsoft.com

Ive used it on a couple of machines to re-enable registry editing :-)

Babe Ruth
11-11-2003, 09:21 AM
ferg,

From a command prompt click START | RUN and in the run box type CMD and press Enter.
Type the following line (REG DELETE...) into the command window and press enter - you will be prompted as to whether you wish to delete it ... do so.
If the value does not exists then you will get the error "The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value"
REG DELETE HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Pol icies\System /v DisableRegistryTools

If that was not there then try the following from the command prompt:
REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Pol icies\System /v DisableRegistryTools

Cheers, Babe.

Babe Ruth
11-11-2003, 09:23 AM
Ferg,

Oooppsss, the "From a command prompt" words should NOT be there... :( but the rest is correct. Sorry about that!

Cheers, Babe.

Jim B
11-11-2003, 09:47 AM
If you want to keep the option to allow or disable.

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\System

Value Name: DisableRegistryTools
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = allow regedit, 1 = disable regedit)

Ferg
11-11-2003, 04:39 PM
Spot on thanks Babe...got it with the second one!

You know, I searched the net for ages and couldn't find that answer, the only place that possibly had a solution asked a mere US$10.00 for the answer.

Cheers

Ferg

Ferg
11-11-2003, 04:41 PM
Spot on thanks Babe...got it with the second one!

You know, I searched the net for ages and couldn't find that answer, the only place that possibly had a solution asked a mere US$10.00 for the answer.

Cheers

Ferg

MrBeef
11-11-2003, 07:48 PM
what if cmd is disabled?

nandlal chauhan
30-08-2006, 06:38 PM
Using XP-Pro with Admin rights I get "Registry editing has been disabled by administrator" when trying to regedit or install certain programs that alter the registry (eg Norton AV).

How do I enable registry editing?

Thanks

Fergplease help me

Ferg
30-08-2006, 09:20 PM
I'm here for you dude, still here three years later. Still, you will need to be more specific on the "Please help me" :help: . What sort of help do you need? Are you stuck in a washing machine and can only reach your keyboard? That happenned to me once.

Morgenmuffel
31-08-2006, 08:26 AM
What sort of help do you need? Are you stuck in a washing machine and can only reach your keyboard? That happenned to me once.

funny you should say that

http://www.twolumps.net/

and the previous one

vathsa
08-09-2006, 12:22 AM
[QUOTE=Ferg;188675]Using XP-Pro with Admin rights I get "Registry editing has been disabled by administrator" when trying to regedit or install certain programs that alter the registry (eg Norton AV).

How do I enable registry editing?

Thanks with regards
vathsa

tintojos
13-12-2007, 05:39 PM
:waughh: Thanks for ur solution...............

kNafie
01-05-2008, 08:29 AM
please help me

you can visit the following link http://windowsxp.mvps.org/tweakuirest.htm
and related links
- http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Taskmanager_error.htm
- http://windowsxp.mvps.org/disablecmd.htm
Have fun

kNafie
01-05-2008, 08:32 AM
please help me

you can visit the following link http://windowsxp.mvps.org/tweakuirest.htm
and related links
- http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Taskmanager_error.htm
- http://windowsxp.mvps.org/disablecmd.htm
have fun