Registry Editor gives expanded access to useful settings, error correction, restoration of normal system operation. But sometimes when you try to change something, a notification appears that the registry editing is prohibited by the administrator of the Win 7 (or 8, 10) operating system.
There are several ways to circumvent this limitation - then we will describe how this is done.
Enabling the registry through the Group Policy Editor
This method is suitable only for owners of Windows "Professional", because "Basic" and Home do not support this.
So, to get access to the editor:
- Press the combination of the button with the logo of Windows and R.
- In the line type "gpedit.msc" (without quotes) and click on "Enter".
Enter the command gpedit.msc
- On the left in the list, find and expand the User configuration header.
- Under it you will find the folder Administrative template, and in it another one - System.
- There will be a whole list of settings, double-click Deny access to registry editing tools.
- Check the box next to Unplug or Off.
We unlock the registry editor
Close the window and try to make changes to the registry.
Remove the administrator ban on editing the registry using the "command line"
If you do not have the tool described in the previous chapter, you can turn to Command Line. In order not to encounter a ban on Windows XP (7, 8, 10), it is better to find the console through the “Search”, click the additional button and run Run as Administrator.
- Enter in the field: reg add "HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System" / t Reg_dword / v DisableRegistryTools / f / d 0, saving all characters and spaces, like here.
- Click "Inter".
Now check if this method helped.
Opening access to the registry using a bat file
If Command Line did not start (for example, Windows7 does not launch the application as an administrator) or refuses to execute the command, you can resort to another method:
- Run the standard Notepad application, which is in any Windows.
- Click File - New.
- Enter in the reg add field "HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System" / t Reg_dword / v DisableRegistryTools / f / d 0.
- Execute File - Save as All file types, give any Latin name and assign to it .bat (for example, file.bat).
- Now click on the created document with an additional button and select Run as Administrator.
Choose Run as Administrator
- After that, the Command Line console should flash and disappear.
Go to edit the registry.
Using a third-party application
You can also download a special utility that removes the ban on making changes to the registry. It can be found on the site of the developer - the company Symantec.
- Download the file - it is presented as a link, right-click and select Save as ...
- When the download is complete, click on the RMB item and select Install.
After that, nothing noticeable to the eye will happen, but the registry will become available.
Also try downloading RegOrganizerPortable and running the registry console. Follow the path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System and reset the data to DisableRegistryTools.
You can try other programs to edit the registry, because the prohibition on making changes applies only to the standard Regedit console in Windows. Check out applications like:
RegCool is a free utility with many features that you will not find in a regular editor. Here you can change, copy, restore configurations, assign thin settings, etc. The program can be run from a USB flash drive without installing.
Registrar Registry Manager is a functional and free registry editing program that can replace the inaccessible Regedit. The application is able to perform backup and regeneration of components, search for identical records, check the performance of the registry, start processes.
Registry Workshop is also a worthy alternative to the standard console with a simpler and more understandable interface and search system for the necessary entries. She can create copies, change values for keys, and perform defragmentation. You can delete at any time all the changes made in one click, if something went wrong.
Launch Registry Workshop
Registry First Aid - its main task is to correct errors in the registry after unsuccessful editing and the work of thin multi-level settings to improve the performance of Windows. It recovers records, searches for and removes false, non-functioning keys left after uninstalling programs.
KEYROLL Portable is a program with a Russian interface and does not require installation. It corresponds to the functionality of Regedit: it can change the values and registry settings. All lists are sorted into categories, as in the usual application, you can also add your own. The only condition that is required when working with this editor is to save backup copies before each action. It does not have such a convenient system of rollback changes, as in previous applications.
By the way, with the help of any of these utilities you will be able to return the rights to use Regedit by editing the corresponding registry entry - DisableRegistryTools, as described above.