[How To] Disable or Enable Registry Editor In Windows 7

May 17th, 2010 | 2 Comments | Posted in Solutions by dennis


With viruses trying to attack your system and change the registry, why don’t we try disabling the registry editor now itself before the viruses do it?

Yes, this question is a clear one and why don’t you disable the registry editor by yourself before someone changes your registry and mess with your computer.

regedit_disabled Well we have a lot of methods to disable or enable the registry editor. Some of the easiest ones are given here.

1. Disable or enable Registry Editor using Registry Enabler & Disabler 3

Registry Enabler & Disabler 3 is a freeware which can be used to enable or disable Windows Registry editor. It is a safe program.

Download: Registry Enabler & Disabler 3

Size: 276 KB


By using this program, you can directly enable or disable the Windows registry editor.

2. Disable or enable Registry Editor using Local Group Policy Editor

Press Start + R and type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

In the Local Group Policy Editor go to the location:

User Configuration—> Administrative Templates—> System

Under System, find Prevent access to registry tool. Double click on it and set Enabled to disable access to registry editor.


Set it to Disabled to enable access to Registry Editor.

Note: Local Group Policy Editor which is not available in Home versions of Windows

3. Enable Registry Editor Using VBS script.

This method is given in techrena.blogspot.com. To read more visit:

How to enable Registry Editor (REGEDIT)

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2 Responses to “[How To] Disable or Enable Registry Editor In Windows 7”

  1. troubleshooter Says:

    1. Go to the Group Policy Editor
    2. In That go to the User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System >> Prevent Access to Registry Editing Tools
    3. Then Click on the Disabled.
    4. Registry Editor will be Enabled and its cant Give the message “Registry Editing has been disabled by your Administrator”.
    5. Now you Disable Prevent Access to Registry Editing tools To your computers user.

    Or Simply Download the Application Called REGISTRY EDITOR HANDLER 

  2. Kassandra Says:

    Ive tried regcure after failing to understand what these people were typing about.

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