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Windows 7: Deleting Reg Key


02 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Deleting Reg Key

I am having problems deleting a Reg Key...I think it is corrupt...I have made myself the owner...Any suggestions?

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02 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hole, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What registry key are you trying to delete?

You do not want to just delete a registry key unless you know what it is for. Doing so could leave you reinstalling Windows 7.

Have you also set permissions for the key to "Allow" your account "Full control" of it before trying to delete it? Step 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below can help show you more on this for now if needed.

Take Ownership of file
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02 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have took ownership...and I know I need to delete the Reg Key...Its for a game.
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02 Feb 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You may just need to also set permissions for it as well before being able to delete it.
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02 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cannot delete Arma 2 OA Key: Error while deleting Key.
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02 Feb 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Did you already set permissions?
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02 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes
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02 Feb 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Could you post a screenshot showing the full error message you got, the registry key, and the permission and ownership settings for the registry key to see if this may help?

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02 Feb 2013   #9

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02 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The key is in the HKLM branch. You need to invoke the registry editor as an administrator. Even though you're an administrator, running regedit (or indeed any other program) as normal means that it is running under your standard user token (Administrators have 2 modus operandii - standard and elevated). You need to right-click on the program (in this case, regedit) and choose Run as administrator.
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