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How do you make changes to thge registry in Windows 8

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    How do you make changes to thge registry in Windows 8


    I'm trying to remove the Homegroup from Windows Explorer. I was following the tutorial that I used for Windows 7 but it doesn't work. Any change I try to make to the registry is denied.

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    So my basic questions is, how do you make changes to the registry in Windows 8? Not being able to definitely makes it more secure but also impossible to customize.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hmm.. You shouldn't have any problem editing the registry if you're an administrator. It should pop up the approval dialog to raise your access and you would have full rights.
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Download a little program call "Take Ownership" and run that. . .Good Luck.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You might find quite a few difficulties getting it to work the way you want.

    One of the drawbacks of win8.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You might find quite a few difficulties getting it to work the way you want.

    One of the drawbacks of win8.
    Drawbacks? Can you explain?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Some people like to sow resentment about Windows 8.

    He's not speaking about anything in particular. He's just being negative.
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    I was logged in to the Administrator account when I tried to do this.

    I followed these instructions and they worked to get rid of the Homegroup in Windows Explorer: How to remove the Homegroup icon in Windows 8?

    Still doesn't explain why I can't edit those registry entries. Is there some change in Windows 8 to make it safer that is causing this?
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    Windows 8


    Hey Ztruker, finally I found How to make change to the protected registry in Windows 8
    When you right click to the Permission, click to the Advanced. On the top of window you can see Owner (above 3 tabs) the you click to Change. In box Enter the object name to select, you type this to Administrations and then click Check name. Now you can click Ok, Ok, and Ok to finish. That's all.
    //Sr for my bad Eng
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabaymau View Post
    Hey Ztruker, finally I found How to make change to the protected registry in Windows 8
    When you right click to the Permission, click to the Advanced. On the top of window you can see Owner (above 3 tabs) the you click to Change. In box Enter the object name to select, you type this to Administrations and then click Check name. Now you can click Ok, Ok, and Ok to finish. That's all.
    //Sr for my bad Eng
    Hi cabaymau, welcome to the forums, Thanks for your contribution.
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    Windows 8


    When you right click to the Permission, click to the Advanced. On the top of window you can see Owner (above 3 tabs) the you click to Change. In box Enter the object name to select, you type this to Administrations Administrators and then click Check name. Now you can click Ok, Ok, and Ok to finish. That's all.
    Sr I have a mistake!
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