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Windows 7: Disabling Regedit Via GPEdit.MSC?

02 Jun 2015   #1
Flax Seed

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Disabling Regedit Via GPEdit.MSC?

Should be an easy one for you.

Will disabling regedit with the Group Policy option have any effect on normal installations or games via Steam etc. or will this just effect users trying to tamper with the registry or adding downloaded registry files to it?

Thanks.


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02 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Normal users can't change registry, and admin can find a way to undo your changes. What are you trying to do exactly?
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02 Jun 2015   #3
Flax Seed

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just trying stop normal users from tampering. I don't mind folks using my computer but I'm always worried that they'll do something to mess it up. Especially my brothers kids, they seem to be able to open regedit and services with a single key press lol. If they can't tinker with the registry accidently or otherwise with this on and I can install things with no issues that'll be ideal.
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02 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why don't you try and see yourself?

Create a new standard user account, log in with it
open registry try to add something to say HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
then save (it should give a warning)

try to install/uninstall

try to enter your own account folders

etc

no need to gpedit
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02 Jun 2015   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Flax Seed,

In addition, this may be able to help.

Regedit - Enable or Disable
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03 Jun 2015   #6
margrave

Size 12
 
 

copy C:\windows\regedit.exe somewhere-else-that-you-know-about-but-others-do-not
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