When I open VSCode on Windows 10, I get the following pop-up window message and it requires an action:

error creating registry key: 
RegCreateKeyEx failed: code 5 
Access denied

Why does this happens? What does it mean and how can I get rid of it?

I also checked "run vscode as administrator" on compatibility tab and it asks for "run as administrator" each time I open it, and I grant the access, but still after few seconds the pop-up window appears again.

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  • I get the same error, no idea what actually means??
    – Elias
    May 19, 2022 at 10:13


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