Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

Today a friend of mine asked that his registry editor had been disabled accidentally and now how should he enable it back again. Here are three ways to enable the registry editing in Windows.If Windows Registry Editor has been disabled, it shows the following error message:

“Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator”

Registery Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

1- From Group Policy Editor

Go to Run –> gpedit.msc
In the left hand menu, go to User Config –> Administrative Templated –> System.
Now In the right hand pane, select “Prevent access to registry editing tools”. It will probably be not configured or enabled. If it’s enabled, disable it and if it’s not configured, first enable it, apply settings and then disable it. Most probably the settings have been applied instantly. If not, then run gpupdate in command prompt to apply the group policies.

2- From the Run Menu

I got this tweak while surfing the internet. Go to Start –> Run, copy and paste the follow in the Run box and press OK.
REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
The effects are usually instant. If not then you should see the results after restarting your computer.

3- Using Smart Virus Remover

If none of the above methods work, please download our Smart Virus Remover from here:
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Using this Virus Remover please restore your Windows settings and your registry editor will be re-enabled.





211 responses to “Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator”

  1. Daddy Yakee

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  2. pawan

    i like this software

  3. suresh

    its working thanks a lot

  4. vicki

    thank u very very much

  5. Premanand

    Sometime even trying to edit the registry by running the command. If you are a internet user then plz go to the bitdefender website and go for a online scan there, it will activate your REGEDIT and show hidden file and folder option.

  6. Ranjith.K

    yeah! thanks a lot it worked 🙂
    i have been confused why this happens…and looking forward to correct tis fault.Thanks again:)

  7. aheesh

    thx friend it helped me a lot keep up the good work

  8. boris baran

    You rule. The 2nd worked! thx a lot!!!

  9. WhizCompZm

    This info is really helping thanks…

  10. hemant

    it’s really working.

  11. gen


  12. Sandeep Agarwal

    It’s really working. Thanks dude…

  13. widi

    thanks for your information

  14. Thankyoumch

    Wow! Thanks a lot… It really helps… more power!

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  16. OlodFart

    ‘fraid it didn’t help me. I suspect that this was laid by Eset.

    1. Sanix

      OlodFart please explain your point. How it was not helpful to you?

  17. OldFart

    Didn’t help me either.

  18. Naveen

    It works.. pretty simple! Thanks!

  19. RADHE

    When I Enable Regedit (regestry editer )
    Show The massage : “Regestry editing has been disabled by Your administrator”
    Please help me

  20. WaSeem

    Thanks man … but it come back !!
    wh’s i do?

  21. WaSeem

    plz sanix
    i’t come back after 5sac
    wich antivirus shoulde be used

  22. jay

    thank u for tips

  23. Echkart

    Not work for my Laptop …. T_T

  24. gandamal

    i got the this virus & now my registry editor N task manager are disabled.
    now i can’t even install any antivirus. if it is installed then it is disabled automatically.

  25. ballzdeep

    very helpful. thanks for the reg key

  26. hamza

    hey man , i tried both things but didnt help , my pc was infected with a virus i even formatted the pc but still the same , do u have an idea how to solve it ?!

  27. clavero

    this way do not work with me

  28. josy!!

    omg your the best!!!!! i tought i would stay with the virus!! keep up the wonderful work!!

  29. e23

    thanks it worked for me.. salamat pow (thank you very much!)

  30. cos02

    It worked !!! Tanks falks ! Multumesc !

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  33. rd

    i followed the steps but it isn’t working

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  35. Vasu

    Excellent dude. Thank you very much.

  36. el desalmado

    nice hack on the 2nd. option

  37. You guys are too much

    I think you guys are great
    it worked perfectly like majic.
    i wonder how u guys mannage to get all these stuff.

  38. subhajit

    Hi I have the problem regarding the launching of both task manager and registry editing….I think it is for virus affect, i m facing the problem for so many days.Moreover due to virus effect i m unable to do other normal things such as installing software …. I have tried both the process of enabling task manager and registry edit, but its still not working….I have formatted my xp and loaded with a new one, bt still its not working…i am very much tensed ..pls help me.You can reach me @

  39. moh

    thank you veeeeeeeeeeeeeeryyyyyyyyyyyyy much

  40. inderjeet

  41. ken

    not working..
    can’t find select “Prevent access to registry editing tools”
    reply asap

  42. Mac

    it worked as magic
    thx allot

  43. Sachin

    its working
    Thanks A Lot……

  44. Pulkit

    hiiiiiii u people out there……..
    The above information really works carrectly……
    I had changed my windows 3 times but the result is alwas same that the rigisrt editting haa been disabled by administrater but using this information my computer is now worka properly
    THANK U for givig information

  45. Gulshan

    Hi there,
    Your fix helps me. But sadly, it enables TASK MANAGER OR REGEDIT window only once . Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong. And yes, I do not have original window in my computer at the moment. Please help, thank you …..

  46. smilesquare

    Thank you. It’s really working.

  47. tin

    that was very easy. thank you!

  48. vinod

    thnaks sir

  49. Aladdin

    Great Help and Instanatnoius results…did wonders for me…
    Thanks a TON…..

  50. namar

    dear all…
    My pc was having some viruses now I have removed it…
    now my registry access and Taskmanager are disabled..
    to enable the registry access I have used below mentioned command…
    REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
    But still,it is not working out….I have done a restart also…
    the result was failure…
    could you please help me out….

    1. Sanix

      namar you can use our smart virus remover tool to get your Windows settings to default. Download smart virus remover from here: