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How to Disable/Enable Registry Editor

Description:


The Registry contains information that Windows continually references during operation, such as profiles for each user, the applications
installed on the computer and the types of documents that each can create, property sheet settings for folders and application icons,
what hardware exists on the system,and the ports that are being used.




For more information please continue to read the official Microsoft article.

Path Disabled Gpedit Windows

Windows:         

This method shows you how to Disable/Enable Registry Editor using Windows Explorer and

default Administrator account because we can`t use Command Prompt.

Please perform the following steps:


Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files

For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Disable Registry Editor:


REG add  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


To Enable Registry Editor:


Note: When you try to enable registry editor you will receive:

ERROR: Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator


REG add  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter in order to enable default administrator account

Then go to Start and click on Switch User

Please log on on the Administrator account

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files

Type regedit and press Enter

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by

using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft

cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_USERS a difrent user it will be like this:

S-1-5-21-1499805780-1502342845-977785745-1002

then go to \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System and locate

DisableRegistryTools registrykey

Double click on DisableRegistryTools and edit the value:


To Disable Registry Editor:


Change the data value with 1


To Enable Registry Editor:


Change the data value with 0


Close Registry Editor window

Please go to Start and click on Log Off

Please log on with your account

In order to finish please write in command prompt window net user administrator /active:no and press

Enter in order to disable default administrator account