Quote: Originally Posted by Roo Boy
( taking ownership ) I went to that key and successfully took ownership...
1. Click on key and select properties.
Roo Boy...thanks so much for this post! I was ready to 'wipe and reload' cause I hate broken stuff. I'm not sure if the Windows 7 edition has any bearing, but in following your steps I found that for me step 1 should read:
'1. Right-click key and select Permissions <---.(not Properties) If ‘Administrators (My-PC\Administrators)’ is listed under ‘Security\Groups or user names’, just highlight that and check the ‘Full Control’ box under ‘Permissions for Administrators’. Then proceed to step 7. If not, then proceed to Step 2.
I didn't need to switch the ownership...I just had to give my regular user account, which is a local admin, Full Control.
Anyway, thanks again and hopefully my comments will add some additional value to your already priceless post. Anyone who is savvy enough to muck around in the registry would figure this out without my comments most likely.