Apr 29, 2011

How to Enable Registry disabled by Administrator

What is Registry?
The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components as well as the applications running on the platform: the kernel, device drivers, services, SAM, user interface and third party applications all make use of the registry. The registry also provides a means to access counters for profiling system performance.
I know most of you know that registry is called the "BRAIN OF WINDOWS" which store all the information in form of registry keys or technically we call them DWORD or STRING or BINARY or MULTI-STRING values which stores the data into the data in the form the name suggests.

How to enable the Registry disabled by Administrator?
The following message usually displayed when your system is infected by some virus that changes the registry value and hence you get an error message displaying " Registry is disable by Admin". So to fix it you also have to edit the registry but since your registry has been disabled so you cannot directly access it. For this you need to create one registry file that will update the dword value into the registry database.

Steps to enable registry:
1. Open the Notepad.
2. Copy the below code and paste into the notepad.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

3. Now save the Notepad file as "anything.reg"(without quotes) and remember to select the file type as all files while saving otherwise you will not been able to execute it.

4. Now Close the file and open by double click on file and then click ok.

How to Do it using GPEDIT.MSC
Just follow this:
Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Prevent access to registry editing tools -> Right Click Properties -> Disabled

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