RegEdit Is Disabled By Administrator- Unlock RegEdit & Enable Registry Editor

Yesterday while typing regedit on run command I received the following error message: " Regedit is disabled by administrator ". I was not able to access my Registry Editor as it is totally disabled on my computer. I tried to check the group policy editor and check whether Registry editor is disabled in it. It is not disabled in Group Policy Edit. As malware infections can disable RegEdit, I did a full system scan using Antivirus installed. Unfortunately scan could not find any infection and failed to unlock RegEdit. So I search for this issue and found a few solutions to enable disabled Registry editor. One of them is a Run command solution to unlock it  on my computer and this tutorial explains more about it.


How to Unlock Disabled Registry Editor

In order to unlock disabled registry editor, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Run Window (Press [Windows] + [R] )

  2. Type following command and press enter


    REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0

    Now you will see one prompt " Value DisableRegistryTools exists, overwrite (Y/N)?"

    You should type "y" and press Enter. Most of the time your RegEdit will be enabled. If registry editor is still blocked on your computer you should try the following command.


    REG add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0

    Then it will also come up with the question: Value DisableRegistryTools exists, overwrite (Y/N)? Type y and press Enter.


Now your Registry Editor will be enabled. You can access it by simply typing regedit on Run window and press enter. From here we can do a lot of actions which affect the normal working of a computer. If your computer failed detect the USB port on your computer, you can simply unlock it. To learn how to do this click on the link below.
How to Enable or Disable USB Port  On Your Laptop

Just like unlock USB port, we can change the system logon background color also from here. To learn more about this  trick click on the link below.
Change Logon Background Color  On Your Laptop

In this tutorial you have learned the steps to resolve the error Regedit is disabled by administrator. If you do not like active desktop on your computer, you can simply disable it from registry. Another registry tweak is about to disable right click on Windows start menu. You can disable this feature from registry.


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3 comments:

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run menu enabler:
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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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http://www.prime-expert.com/articles/b07/fix-registry-editing-has-been-disabled-by-your-administrator.php