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Thursday, 13 June 2013

[How-To]Easily Enable/Disable Registry Editor(regedit) in Windows XP/7/8

Hello Folks we are back with next post in this series Easily Enable/Disable some important utilities of Windows System. previously we discussed of [How-To] Enable/Disable Task Manager in Windows XP/7/8 So Continuing further now we'll see how to enable/disable registry editor(regedit) with ease. 

Registry Editor:
                           "Registry Editor deals with the "Registry, which  contains information that Windows continually references during operation, such as profiles for each user, the applications installed on the computer and the types of documents that each can create, property sheet settings for folders and application icons, what hardware exists on the system, and the ports that are being used" - Microsoft .
                           Most of the time this utility is disabled by Administrator/Malware(Virus) so as to limit your control over the system. No worries In this problem you will get an idea to get rid off this problem

For this we'll be using local group policy editor make sure that you have administrative privilege because we gonna need that now.

Step 1: Press "Win + R" or from start menu just click on "RUN". 
Run dailogue box windows 8

Step 2: Type in "gpedit.msc" and press ENTER key.

Step 3: After hitting ENTER key or clicking OK you would see "Local Group Policy Editor"window.

Local Group Policy Editor in Windows XP/7/8


Step 4: Then in the left pane navigate to these location "User Configuration > Administrative Template > System "

Enable/Disbale Registry Editor Disabled by Administrator/Virus
         There in the right pane find option named "prevent access to registry editing tool" open it.

Step 5:  You would see something like this
prevent access to registry editing tool
   Now to Enable Registry Editing Tool : Just select "Disabled " radio button and click "OK".
                Disable Registry Editing Tool: Just select "Enabled" radio button and click "OK".
   don't confuse with option

Done you just have learnt to Enable/Disable Registry Editing Tool with ease. Hope you liked post .
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