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Registry editing disabled by administrator-Quick Fix

How to fix Registry editing disabled by administrator.

1. Open Group Policy Object Editor
Windows XP
- Click Start ->Run. type gpedit.msc press enter.

Windows Vista
- Click Start. type gpedit.msc in the search bar and press enter.

2. Locate Access to registry setting
- Expand User Configuration
- Expand Administrative Templates
- Click on System
- In the right column, locate Prevent access to registry editing tools.

3. Change Setting
- Double click Prevent access to registry editing tools
- Select Not configured or Disabled and click OK.

If it's not working then most probably it's because of spyware. Get a spyware remover. I personally prefer Adware from Lavasoft. You can download the free version here.

Most of the time, this will fix the problem.

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