Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator

by Rohit Khurana on February 5, 2008



We have been receiving lots of mails from our readers having problems with the registry editing on their system mostly because of virus activity.

Whenever they open Run and type regedit and press enter a message prompt appears saying “Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator“.

Let’s see how can we fix it.


There are two ways through which you can enable registry editing in windows XP

Method 1:

You can use a simple UnHookExec.inf to enable registry editing.

1. Download UnHookExec.inf

2. Right click on the downloaded file and select install.

Method 2:

For enabling you can also use the remove restrictions tool by, if the method 1 doesn’t work for you.

we have already posted how you can remove the restrictions imposed by the virus with RRT


1. First Download Remove Restrictions Tool [This is link to old freeware version of this tool, new version has been made paid. You can opt to buy it if you want to from this link. ]

2. Run and check the registry tools and click apply.

Method 3:

if the above two methods does not work for you , you can also try executing a small vbscript which I found on major geeks.

1. First Download EnableRegEdit.vbs

2. Double click on the downloaded file to enable registry editing.

We hope at least one of the above will help to fix the trouble.

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sharik March 29, 2008 at 12:25 am


i have windows 2003 server.when i am edit the registry by regedit, it is showing the error “registry editing has been disable by system administrator” and i am not able to install any software of tools please help us how to resolve this problem

is it worm or virus or my machine is infected from the virus.
i am try Hijakthis but still is not enable.


sastry April 2, 2008 at 6:33 pm

i am getting regestri disabled problem
i want to solve this problem without using any software tools

Prakash Jangid May 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm

thanks 4 helping me in solving the problem with regedit

Jamie May 14, 2008 at 3:14 pm

thank so much! i’ve succeeded in enabling the regedit through your vbscript……. muaahhh!!!

magulito May 23, 2008 at 6:19 am

This solved my problem.

Ravikant Upadhyay June 28, 2008 at 8:00 am


omerkayam July 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm

rreally thanx for u
im strugling past 3 years to fix it
great job u have done for me………

Dipak Patil August 21, 2008 at 9:40 am

Using method 1 of enabling registry. i solved my proplem.
Thank’s for ur service….

Will L. August 30, 2008 at 10:59 pm

A thousand thank you’s

dinesh December 1, 2008 at 8:09 am

all the three methods are nt working for my system.
can i get any other solution…

for method I not working
for method II i cant able to download at all
for method III cant find the script engine for VB Script
but i have installed & using visual studio 6.0

Muneer December 27, 2008 at 2:02 am

I am working if a pvt firm and the machine which i use is a server and many clients are connected to my machine,so that any of the antivirus software is not installed to my machine,because of that my system is infected with virus and my regedit and taskmanager has been disabled,i tried with your first method and it is working,but at the same time turns to same there any other way to solve this..

ram February 12, 2009 at 3:56 am

its working fine for few seconds, after that same problem, using these methods u wont get the permenent solution

pravee April 9, 2009 at 11:45 pm

yes great…..i was solved my system problem.

Einhander June 30, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Thank you very much your EnableRegEdit.vbs Worked !!! i appreciate for your solition. thanks god bless you people.

ghael September 4, 2009 at 9:22 pm

i will removed my anti virus in my computer when i used the ctrl+alt+del the task manager was disabled and i will followed your instruction but when i used the run i cant open the regedit and i saw this words Registry has been disabled by administrator..i will i do i cant install this files Download EnableRegEdit.vbs?

ghael September 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

i will removed my anti virus in my computer when i used the ctrl+alt+del the task manager was disabled and i will followed your instruction but when i used the run i cant open the regedit and i saw this words Registry has been disabled by administrator..what will i do? i cant install this files Download EnableRegEdit.vbs?

Ganesh Todkar October 16, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Method 3:

if the above two methods does not work for you , you can also try executing a small vbscript which I found on major geeks.

1. First Download EnableRegEdit.vbs

2. Double click on the downloaded file to enable registry editing.

Read more:

I used this method..
Thanks a lot..
u made my work easy..

Thanks Dude..!

abrar October 19, 2009 at 10:35 am

wow.. vbs script works fine .. thank god… khatra.exe in now in danger… ha ha… loved it

Krix October 21, 2009 at 8:15 am

I`m using “widows vista”, and I`m trying to solve this problem..
Links above didn’t work for me. :(
Any links for windows vista, anyone?

pradeep October 28, 2009 at 6:41 am

thankyou god u saved me

apilu October 30, 2009 at 1:18 am

After Enabling the taskmanager using registry editing,after some seconds it will again get disabled.
Plz help

idrees April 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Hey really thanks a lot………Vbs script worked for me :)

Hiesh May 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

virus is running in background so it will not working

any another method to start registry..

plz help..

Thnkx in ADV..

Zubair Amar Khan June 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I used the Method No. 3


It really works. My Computer is now working well and Registry has been Enabled.

Thanks U very Much.

Zubair Amar Khan

Bhushan joshi July 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Hi I am
Bhushan joshi
I have a answer regedit eanble
but the regedit sovled is not garranty regedit start
the answer is
service pack 2 is formated And Reinstall service pack 3
because the PC is Formated And clean there fore
the task manager enabled and also regedit

Mohomane Kefuwe August 3, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Method 3 helped me a lot. thanx

Patricia January 15, 2011 at 1:16 am

Well sad to say nothing on here worked for me and I did a complete over hull on my system I been moving data from all 15 drives which was on my system because of the kind of work I was doing now I cant do n othing due to this exceedingly persistant blockage on my registry and task manager, and now it looks like my dvd burner and cd burner.

I have zeroed out all drives and re-installed windows xp pro like 4 times already and I thought again it may have been the so called sp3 updates I removed that, still problems, I had windows 7 on here it worked ok to begin with then it caused so many problems it wasnt funny, got it off here finally and it screwed up so many files which was downloaded and registered I have to find all them again. WINDOWS is just a messed up OS.

I have no viruses , no nothing which would cause any type of issues such as this, and nothing here which you supplied worked. This program in which you mentioned, YOU HAVBE TO PAY for maybe you need to tell everyone once again you have to spend money, to get something off your system.

Rohit January 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I have edited the link to the free version.

Jawahar February 18, 2011 at 1:37 am

I used method 1 and method 3:

After using that regedit is opening , but it close automatically with in few seconds.
Is der any soln for that?

raju March 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm

thank u sooooooooooooo much. it helped me. i was facing regedit problem from 4months..

raiden April 3, 2011 at 4:15 am

thank u really so much !

dj_punit April 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

hey man thanks a lot i was trying this from 2 years all softwares , antivirus i have used but none of them get succeed …. this is amazing thing u have prepared only in one click i have solved my problem…now both working task manager and registry ….

VJ hacked April 23, 2011 at 11:05 pm

#3 did easily thanx

mayur May 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

thanks a ton … hope it works

Dave ROBERTS May 29, 2011 at 1:12 am

I’m running Win 7 and I’ve tried every method on this page, and more than 20 results on Google, and none of them worked. I tried the “Support” page for my antivirus and firewall package and I followed their advice. Download a free utility called SuperAntiSpyware. Like me, you might not have heard of it, but believe me – it works. The very first item on a full scan was listed as “Disabled Registry Editor” and when the scan had finished I allowed it to “fix” the faults found. End of problem. I have no connection whatsoever with SuperAntiSpyware, other than now being a very grateful user. By the way, as well as having no access to my Registry, I also had no access to System Restore. SuperAntiSpyware fixed that as well.

sanju June 16, 2011 at 10:31 am

thanks its (EnableRegEdit.vbs) work dear

Shobhit Deep July 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Thanks a Ton!!!

VBS Worked for me… To be honest; I was a little skeptical about downloading a VBScript and executing it, but as I’m into SW Development checked the script and executed it :-)

Neelkanwal July 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm

man awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Alpesh Acharya August 10, 2011 at 8:00 am

Thnx a lot brother

suraj September 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

For ix this prob. Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator

go to – strat menu- then go to run

type : REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

then enter

i hope it works

Bala from SATHIYAMANGALAM September 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm

wonderful instruction ,,,,,…..thanks a lot……

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