Take Ownership of a Registry Key in Windows 7

If you want modify any registry key on windows 7 you will need permission to do that because, you have to verify yourself to make changes to it so here is how:

1. Go to Start -> Run and type in regedit to open the registry.

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2. Navigate to they key directory that you want to get premission to and make any changes for example we’re going to use HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> ControlSet001 -> Enum then right click on it and click premissions.

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3. On Permissions Dialog Box click Advanced.

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4. Now go to Owner Tab and under the change user to: select the current user you’re logged in and then tick Replace owner on subcontainers and objects and click Apply and Ok.

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5. Now you can modify the keys on that directory depends what you’re using


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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