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Windows 7: Error Accessing the Registry in regedit.

17 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 
Error Accessing the Registry in regedit.

Running .reg file gives this error. In Regedit I also cannot create a new key (to add the contents of the .reg file manually.) I have Full Control in permissions for HKEY_USERS.

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18 Sep 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

What key are you attempting to make manually?

I'll see if I can make it...
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18 Sep 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Macnab,

What's the exact error message you are getting, and where at and what registry key are you trying to create?
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18 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If I right-click on HKEY_USERS and select New...Key, I get "Cannot create key: Error writing to the registry."
I can create Keys under KKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG.
I cannot create Keys under HKEY_USERS, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - "Cannot create key: Error writing to the registry."
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18 Sep 2012   #5

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I cannot create a new key in the "root" of HKEY_USERS or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

I'm testing on a frozen VM - so pretty much everything is setup how Microsoft wants it.

My guess is that this is normal.
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18 Sep 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

UsernameIssues is correct. You cannot create a "root" key like that.
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18 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've been digging a bit deeper into the registry, and it seems that the part in my .reg file that wants to go under
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1060284298-1004336348-1417001333-1003 needs to go under HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1227516060-3212757245-1710830704-1000. It seems that this first part is possibly specific to this machine, this version of Windows, etc.

I can find a place where I can enter the rest of the keys/values.

Thanks for the help.
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18 Sep 2012   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Good luck and be careful :-)
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