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Windows 7: Cannot access regedit.

06 Sep 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ElliottGenocide View Post
The mentioned suggestions above did not work either, the scan nor the malwarebytes. I bought this computer with this version of Windows, I did not get a disk. Has no one really ever seen this problem?
Obviously not and the tone of some of your comments leave me disinclined to offer any help, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

Navigate to Start>Run>Gpedit.msc>User Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Prevent Access to Registry Editing Tools>Set this to Enabled


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06 Sep 2011   #12
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Seavixen32 unfortunately Gpedit is not available in Home Premium

I have uploaded the 2 versions of regedit.exe from my Home Premium x64 Sp1 Disk.

ElliottGenocide what you do with these is up 2 you.You can check the settings using right click properties and try to re-configure yours or replace them with these ones.You are running the same version of windows as me.
Im not 100% sure this will work so back up your copies first and make an image
The zips are labelled with the correct locations


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06 Sep 2011   #13
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Seavixen32 unfortunately Gpedit is not available in Home Premium

I have uploaded the 2 versions of regedit.exe from my Home Premium x64 Sp1 Disk.

ElliottGenocide what you do with these is up 2 you.You can check the settings using right click properties and try to re-configure yours or replace them with these ones.You are running the same version of windows as me.
Im not 100% sure this will work so back up your copies first and make an image
The zips are labelled with the correct locations
Thanks Danny, I didn't check what version of Windows he had 'til after I'd posted.
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06 Sep 2011   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The OP has started a new trend with the same question.
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06 Sep 2011   #15
ElliottGenocide

64 bit - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

My tone of voice is from every person and their mother (no offense meant) telling me to not mess with the registry when my question has nothing to do with using it, just getting it started; I meant no offense, but it's kinda irritating. Thank you for the suggestion and your upload of your own registry, but that sounds like it could do more damage than me just not screwing with it. It looks like I have no options.
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07 Sep 2011   #16
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ElliottGenocide View Post
My tone of voice is from every person and their mother (no offense meant) telling me to not mess with the registry when my question has nothing to do with using it, just getting it started; I meant no offense, but it's kinda irritating. Thank you for the suggestion and your upload of your own registry, but that sounds like it could do more damage than me just not screwing with it. It looks like I have no options.
Of course you have options. In no particular order of preference:

1. Repair Install

2. Clean Install

3. Restore to factory specs if hidden recovery partition is available
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07 Sep 2011   #17
ElliottGenocide

64 bit - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I've got a ridiculous amount of data on this computer, I don't wanna' risk losing any of it if I don't have to; there should be something I can do without a new install.
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07 Sep 2011   #18
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

As a last resort, and since you're knowledgeable about the registry, you might find this 3rd party registry editor to your liking:

Best Free Registry Editor

I realize it doesn't solve the original question of why you can't use the built-in regedit but at least you should be able to make the registry changes you want.
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07 Sep 2011   #19
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You won't risk your data if you back it up to an external hard drive before reinstalling Windows or repairing it.

If you have that much you should be backing it up on a regular basis anyway in case your hard drive fails - as it will in time.
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07 Sep 2011   #20
ElliottGenocide

64 bit - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have over 2 Terabytes of storage on here, with no portable drive big enough for even half of it, I have a back up of some kind that I did when I first got the computer, I'm going to attempt to use that but at the same time am still worried about losing some of it, and losing any of it at all is not an option. This computer is some what new, a new hard drive wont be for some time... and I don't have any money at the moment (spent it on the computer.) So I can't get an external drive at the moment.

Right now the biggest question I have is, does my error message appear for other programs, or is this a regedit issue and only regedit.
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