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Regedit and control panel

How to avoid anybody to open the regedit and the control panel?
I want only the system administrator can do that but how?

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Re: Regedit and control panel

Open your registry and find the key below. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called 'NoControlPanel' set the value to equal '1' to enable the restriction. Exit your registry, you may need to restart for the changes to take effect.

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Windows XP Professional : not able to open regedit...

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Registry Edit

Make sure you are logged in as the administrator before using regedit. Otherwise you will continue to get the same error message..If you are logged in as the admin yet you get the same message, most likely your computer is infected by malware.. Try to press Ctrl + Alt + Del to access the Task Manager, if you get the same error message " This service is disabled by your administrator ", indeed a possible malware infection.

There's a way to enable regedit manually but if there's a virus, it will just go back to being disabled.. So let's make sure that virus is removed first.

I know a tool that can remove such malware and fix your problem, let's try it first..

you may download the software from this link,

software is called noob killer.. just save it and extract then click on the Bart Simpson icon.. Once the program opens, click on ""8-X Kill All & Restart"" ..
It will kill the malware that's causing the problem.. After restart, you should be able to use regedit..

let me know if it works..

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Regedit restricted

regedit can be done only if u login to the computer as the administrator....
thank you  have a nice day

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Can't edit registry on Vista 64 bit

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.
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Right-click the regedit program and then select Run as Administrator.
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Admin734's Solution would work but mine may be quicker.

Put your windows cd in the drive and search it for regedit.exe, it should be in the d:\I386 folder. Once found copy and paste it to your C:\windows\system32 folder.

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There really isn't an "administrator" in Win98. Did you try to Run "regedit" from the start button?

Your system might have additional users on it. Check User Names and Passwords on the Control Panel.

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