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How do I disable registry editing (with RegEdit) by a guest account in Windows XP?

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Log on as Administrator on you pc. Go to Start > Run > gpedit.msc

  • Group Policy Editor. Then navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System.
  • Prevent access to registry editing tools, select either Disabled or Not Configured.
  • Now close the Group Policy Editor and restart your PC.
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But remember that the user can just bring his own tools which don't check for this. –  grawity Feb 22 '10 at 12:27

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