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Say you log as administrator to a Windows 7 and modify a value in its Registry (regedit).

Then logoff, and then User X login to that Windows 7. User X has no administration privileges.

Will User X have the same Registry that was modified by administrator user?

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It depends what exactly you changed. We need more information be as specific as possible. – Ramhound Nov 6 '12 at 20:15
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It all depends on the registry key you're editing. Those under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE are per machine, and will affect all users. Those edited under HKEY_CURRENT_USER are per user, and are independent and would need changing for each user - they won't need administrative rights to edit these keys though.

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Thanks for the explanation – Delmonte Nov 6 '12 at 20:08

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