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Windows 7: Major problems deleting registry keys...

07 Dec 2010   #1

Win7 Home Premium
 
 
Major problems deleting registry keys...

I have a USB key that I need to delete. I have properly set the owner and permissions for full access. No matter what I do it does not work. It tells me error deleting key. And to add insult to injury, every time after I try deleting a subkey, windows adds a subfolder under that key's folder!!! This is pure insanity. I have tried setting the ownership properties for all the subkeys but when I do that it says it was unable to change some of the subkey properties... This is an endless circle. None of the normal techniques work. At this point the only option is to delete keys outside the regedit tool by hacking the system. Doubt I will get advice on how to do that... In any case, looking for some clever tips, as normal methods are not working...

thanks,

brian

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07 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What do you mean by deleting a USB key?
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07 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I may be missing something as well, but it seems you are talking about two entirely separate things.
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07 Dec 2010   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
What do you mean by deleting a USB key?
And why do you need to delete it?
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07 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What is the path of this key?
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07 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Try this instead.

Open a Command Prompt.
Enter set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
Enter devmgmt.msc.
Click on View the Show hidden devices.
Scroll down and expand USB. Right click and Uninstall any USB device you don't want'
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