How to Disable Access to Windows Registry
How to Disable Access to Windows Registry

Well, if you have been using Windows operating system for a while, then you might know about the Registry files. The registry file is just a database of stored software configuration, settings, file extensions, etc. So, its an important file which saves low-level settings that are essential for the operating system and many applications.

Although, we have shared lots of tweaks on Registry files, playing with Registry without any knowledge can invite lots of problems. Messing around in the Windows registry can cause all kinds of issues, and it’s not something a beginner should be playing with.

If your laptop is used by others as well, then it would be best to disable access to the Windows registry. So, if you don’t want others to change settings on your Windows 10 device, then you need to block the registry access.

In this article, we are going to share a working method that would help to prevent users from accessing the Registry. To block access to Windows 10’s registry, users need to make a few changes on the Group Policy editor. So, let’s check out how to disable access to the Windows registry.

How to Disable Access to Windows Registry

To disable access to Windows registry, users need to use the Local Group Policy Editor. However, users can only use this option if they are using Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education. So, let’s check out how to prevent users from accessing the Windows Registry.

Step 1. First of all, Press Windows Key + R to open the Run Dialog box.

Disable Access to Windows Registry
Disable Access to Windows Registry

Step 2. On the RUN Dialog box, type in gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

Disable Access to Windows Registry
Disable Access to Windows Registry

Step 3. This will open up the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 4. Now on the Local Group Policy Editor, head to the User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System. Then double-click on the ‘Prevent access to registry editing tools’

Disable Access to Windows Registry
Disable Access to Windows Registry

Step 5. In the next pop up, you need to select ‘Enable’ and then click on ‘Apply’ then on ‘Ok’

Disable Access to Windows Registry
Disable Access to Windows Registry

That’s it; you are done! Now if anyone tries to access the Windows Registry, they will get an error message ‘Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator’. So, this is how you can disable access to Windows Registry. If you have any doubts, let us know in the comment box below.



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