How to Disable Access to Windows Registry

Posted by Britt Duncan - January 13, 2015

If you have more than a user in a computer, you may worry about unnecessary changes to it. As wanton actions against Registry may lead to severe system malfunction. Therefore, it’s better to prevent unwanted changes to Registry to protect your machine.

Disable Access to Windows Registry Access

Sign into your computer with Administrator account. Back up your registry first. Then, click Start and put gpedit.msc in the search box. Once the Group Policy Editor is listed on the search result, click it to proceed.



Next, at the interface of Group Policy Editor, click User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System respectively. Move to the right panel, you will see a item labeled Prevent access to registry editing tools.


Please double click on it and you will be able to change its settings. To prevent any unwanted changes made to Registry by others, select Disabled and then OK.


Afterwards, once there are any attempts to modify registry made not by you, a warning message will pop up.


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