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Windows 7: Windows 7 is acting like HAL, can't change permissions

08 Oct 2010   #1
Werm

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 is acting like HAL, can't change permissions

Trying to change the permissions for:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\donít load

It denies me, I'm logged in under Administrator. Any advice? Thanks




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08 Oct 2010   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'm not sure why you need to change the permissions but you can try running regedit as administrator.
Right click on C:\Windows\regedit.exe and select Run as administrator.
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08 Oct 2010   #3
Werm

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I'm logged in as administrator though, so it's already running as administrator

I tried it though, just to see, same results.
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08 Oct 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Werm, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you Take Ownership of the REG key first? It will not allow you to change the permission settings unless you are the owner of the item. Step 3 in Option Two of METHOD TWO in the tutorial below can help show you how to if needed.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Oct 2010   #5
Werm

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

OK so I took ownership of it and it worked, thanks for your help!
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08 Oct 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Werm.
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