RE: How do I delete protected registry keys/hives?
BTW, regedt32.exe has not been a real program since Windows 2000. It is just
a pointer to regedit.exe now.
"A L" wrote:
> By the way, I did right click on regedt32.exe and did a "run as
> administrator" - still no luck with obtaining the privs to delete... Thanks
> again for any help, Al
> "A L" wrote:
> > Hello-
> > I'm having an issue with USB devices showing up as "unknown device." The
> > old WinXP solution was to delete a particular bunch of keys. This problem is
> > driving me a bit nutty- I'd like to delete those keys in Vista. Vista is
> > preventing me from deleting the keys though. I try to add Administrator to
> > the user writes and set the key to allow Full Control for the Administrator
> > account, however regedit then prevents me from saving that new setting.
> > Can anyone step me through the process of giving myself the permisions to
> > delete protected keys? Thanks much, Al
> > ps- I've already backed the keys up as they are now. If things go haywire,
> > I'll restore them. If I can't figure this problem out, I'm going to have to
> > reinstall Vista anyhow- so I might as well take a chance messing things up to
> > prevent the reinstall of the OS and all my apps...