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I can't edit my registry though I am logged in as the administrator. 'Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator'

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Rollo: Is this Pro or Home windows 7? –  Moab Sep 27 '12 at 16:05

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If this computer is part of a network domain, the network administrator may have group policies in place to prevent you from editing your registry.

If this is a standalone computer, this could be caused by malware or a virus. You should probably run a program like Malware Bytes or SpyBot S&D to make sure the system is clean of malware, spyware, or adware. Run a complete virus scan on your system. A free online scan at eSet just to make sure its clean might be a good idea.

Once you know it's clean:

Click Start -> Run -> type gpedit.msc -> press enter -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Prevent access to registry editing tools -> Right Click Properties -> Set it to Not Configured

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Did you try running it as administrator? Even though you are logged in with an administrator account, I'm pretty sure you still have to Run as Administrator on Regedit.

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No, I run regedit from a run box (Win+R) all the time and its not elevated doing it this way, no problems making changes either. –  Moab Sep 27 '12 at 16:05

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