How to turn ON Regedit (so I can DELETE an entry)



Windows XP
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
I need to delete a registry item but XP by default turns this funtion off. I
get an "Error While Deleting Key" message when attempting to delet a folder.

How do I turn it ON?

Thanks
MikeT

Joshua Smith [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
There isn't anything that needs to de turned "on", but you do have to have
sufficient security privledges to modify or delete a key. Are you signed in
as an Administrator, or are you running under a Limited User account and
trying to delete a key your account doesn't have access to?

Joshua Smith
OpenGL Test Lab
Microsoft
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"Windows XP" <mike@feedbackhost.com> wrote in message
news:O783eUtYFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I need to delete a registry item but XP by default turns this funtion off.
>I get an "Error While Deleting Key" message when attempting to delet a
>folder.
>
> How do I turn it ON?
>
> Thanks
> MikeT
>
>

MikeT
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
I'm the only user. I sign in under my name. Do you think I need to sign in
as the 'Administrator' would that make a difference? I assume I AM the
administrator. When I view the permissions of my account they seem to
include everything. I even logged in in safe mode to no avail.
How do I login as Administrator?

Mike

"Joshua Smith [MSFT]" <joshsm@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ORVJuttYFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> There isn't anything that needs to de turned "on", but you do have to have
> sufficient security privledges to modify or delete a key. Are you signed
> in as an Administrator, or are you running under a Limited User account
> and trying to delete a key your account doesn't have access to?
>
> Joshua Smith
> OpenGL Test Lab
> Microsoft
> -----
>
> Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
>
>
>
>
> "Windows XP" <mike@feedbackhost.com> wrote in message
> news:O783eUtYFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>I need to delete a registry item but XP by default turns this funtion off.
>>I get an "Error While Deleting Key" message when attempting to delet a
>>folder.
>>
>> How do I turn it ON?
>>
>> Thanks
>> MikeT
>>
>>
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Cannot delete . Error while deleting key.

[[CAUSE
When dealing with a Windows NT bases computer (NT, 2000, XP, 2003, etc),
this is normally caused by the currently logged in user not having
permissions to modify or delete the key. Some keys will not allow any user
to modify or delete them.]]

See...
SOLUTION here...
http://www.laplink.com/support/kb/article.asp?ID=1055#_Windows_XP

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:O783eUtYFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Windows XP <mike@feedbackhost.com> hunted and pecked:
> I need to delete a registry item but XP by default turns this funtion
> off. I get an "Error While Deleting Key" message when attempting to delet
> a folder.
>
> How do I turn it ON?
>
> Thanks
> MikeT

Joshua Smith [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
What key is it you are trying to delete? If yours is the only account then
you should be an Administrator. Is the below error message all that is said
in the message or is there more information?

Joshua Smith
OpenGL Test Lab
Microsoft
-----

Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights



"MikeT" <mike@feedbackhost.com> wrote in message
news:%23ntzbxtYFHA.1868@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> I'm the only user. I sign in under my name. Do you think I need to sign in
> as the 'Administrator' would that make a difference? I assume I AM the
> administrator. When I view the permissions of my account they seem to
> include everything. I even logged in in safe mode to no avail.
> How do I login as Administrator?
>
> Mike
>
> "Joshua Smith [MSFT]" <joshsm@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ORVJuttYFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> There isn't anything that needs to de turned "on", but you do have to
>> have sufficient security privledges to modify or delete a key. Are you
>> signed in as an Administrator, or are you running under a Limited User
>> account and trying to delete a key your account doesn't have access to?
>>
>> Joshua Smith
>> OpenGL Test Lab
>> Microsoft
>> -----
>>
>> Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
>>
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Windows XP" <mike@feedbackhost.com> wrote in message
>> news:O783eUtYFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>I need to delete a registry item but XP by default turns this funtion
>>>off. I get an "Error While Deleting Key" message when attempting to delet
>>>a folder.
>>>
>>> How do I turn it ON?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> MikeT
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
make sure this is not a spyware key. if it is you may have to start your pc
in safe made and then use regedit.


peace :-)



"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:uMqSXztYFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Cannot delete . Error while deleting key.
>
> [[CAUSE
> When dealing with a Windows NT bases computer (NT, 2000, XP, 2003, etc),
> this is normally caused by the currently logged in user not having
> permissions to modify or delete the key. Some keys will not allow any user
> to modify or delete them.]]
>
> See...
> SOLUTION here...
> http://www.laplink.com/support/kb/article.asp?ID=1055#_Windows_XP
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:O783eUtYFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
> Windows XP <mike@feedbackhost.com> hunted and pecked:
>> I need to delete a registry item but XP by default turns this funtion
>> off. I get an "Error While Deleting Key" message when attempting to delet
>> a folder.
>>
>> How do I turn it ON?
>>
>> Thanks
>> MikeT
>

MikeT
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
That is all that the error message said. I had another account on this
system but recently removed it. Could this be related. The key I'm tring to
delete is WinFax Pro's "Delrina". I can't install the update version without
removing the old version and the older version's uninstall is corrupted. So
I'm trying to remove it manually.

Thanks
MikeT
"Joshua Smith [MSFT]" <joshsm@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:%23xSsU0tYFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> What key is it you are trying to delete? If yours is the only account then
> you should be an Administrator. Is the below error message all that is
> said in the message or is there more information?
>
> Joshua Smith
> OpenGL Test Lab
> Microsoft
> -----
>
> Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
>
>
>
> "MikeT" <mike@feedbackhost.com> wrote in message
> news:%23ntzbxtYFHA.1868@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> I'm the only user. I sign in under my name. Do you think I need to sign
>> in as the 'Administrator' would that make a difference? I assume I AM the
>> administrator. When I view the permissions of my account they seem to
>> include everything. I even logged in in safe mode to no avail.
>> How do I login as Administrator?
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> "Joshua Smith [MSFT]" <joshsm@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:ORVJuttYFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> There isn't anything that needs to de turned "on", but you do have to
>>> have sufficient security privledges to modify or delete a key. Are you
>>> signed in as an Administrator, or are you running under a Limited User
>>> account and trying to delete a key your account doesn't have access to?
>>>
>>> Joshua Smith
>>> OpenGL Test Lab
>>> Microsoft
>>> -----
>>>
>>> Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
>>>
>>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>>> rights
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Windows XP" <mike@feedbackhost.com> wrote in message
>>> news:O783eUtYFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>I need to delete a registry item but XP by default turns this funtion
>>>>off. I get an "Error While Deleting Key" message when attempting to
>>>>delet a folder.
>>>>
>>>> How do I turn it ON?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> MikeT
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


How to turn ON Regedit (so I can DELETE an entry)