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Can't edit registry on Vista 64 bit

I'm trying to edit the registry. Every time I try, an error message pops up. ''Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator.'' My profile is the ONLY profile on the computer. Why am I not the administrator and how can I become the administrator and edit the registry?

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Hi there. With Vista, even though you may have an administrator account, some actions require you to go through an "extra channel", so to speak. This is to add extra security to your system from outside interference.

What you should try:

Click on your Start Menu.
At the bottom, under All Programs, type regedit. Do NOT hit enter.
At the top, it should display the regedit program.
Right-click the regedit program and then select Run as Administrator.
It should now let you edit.

Let me know how it goes

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Open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing "Run as administrator"
Type the following: net user administrator /active:yes

Now log out and you should see the administrator account available.

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