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Windows 7: No acces to registry

04 Mar 2011   #1
WindowsSevenA

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
No acces to registry

Hello everyone,

I've got a problem with my user account.
Whenever I log on I don't see my own background, but just a regular Windows 7 background.
Also, a lot of my icons are gone and the menu is in English, though it used to be in Dutch.
I found out that I sould go to registry (regedit.exe) and than go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/Profilelist.
The next step was to delete one of the keys and rename the one with the same name +.bak (get rid of the .bak).
But when I try to do so, I get an error, it says: cannot delete <name of the key>: Error while deleting key.
So, I've tried to get permission by allowing full control, but than I get another error saying: Unable to save permission changes on <name of the key>. Acces is denied.

So, my question: what can I do to get access to registry? Is there anything left to do or is it best to just start a new account?
Thanks!
Anna


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04 Mar 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Anna and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Because you're trying to modify data in the HKLM branch of the registry, you need to invoke the editor to run with administrative privileges.
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