I have a windows 8.1 machine (recently installed) With UAC set to "minimum" and I'm starting regedit with "run as administrator"
If I try to create a new key under HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet/Services it successfully creates a key called "New Key #1" but when I try to rename it I get the error:
The Registry Editor cannot rename New Key #1. Error while renaming key.
From procmon I can see it's returning an "ACCESS DENIED" error from the RegRenameKey operation.
This seems to happen anywhere inside the services HKLM/System/.../Services but not elsewhere. I can create and delete keys at any level within here but cannot rename. I can rename values with no problem. Even above the services level I can rename keys
I have tried taking ownership of the parent and also resetting the permissions to give everyone full control. neither of these resolve the problem