Windows 10: CU update -- REGEDIT not working properly !!!!

  1.    13 May 2017 #1

    CU update -- REGEDIT not working properly !!!!

    Hi there

    I have a folder / key in Regedit that I want to delete -- have given all privileges

    Exit regedit

    enter regedit again -- previous entry STILL in the registry -- same after reboot/

    How do I SAVE changes -- if this tool is broken then that has to be a mega showstopper --what am I doing wrong here !!!!!!

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  2.    13 May 2017 #2

    Does the key have any sub keys as sometimes you need to take ownership of each of them. You can use RegOwnershipEx from the Winaero site to make taking ownership quicker RegOwnershipEx just right click the key or sub key and copy the path then paste it into RegOwnershipEx and press the Take Ownership button
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  3.    13 May 2017 #3

    What key is it?
    If its software related, it may just keep getting re-created every time you open the Registry.
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  4.    13 May 2017 #4

    Edwin said: View Post
    What key is it?
    If its software related, it may just keep getting re-created every time you open the Registry.
    Hi there


    it's this one

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    I've done all the whole ritual -- even deleting every individual key all the way up the chain. There's no HP printer software on the machine either as far as I can see. All perfectly uninstalled and ZILLIONS of re-boots !!!.

    Probably time for a Windows re-install -- seems bonkers to do that just for a stinking cheap 40 EUR printer !!!!!.

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  5. WOT's Avatar
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       13 May 2017 #5

    Did you check for an old DriveStore entry as suggested here?

    Rogue HP Printer driver -- cannot get rid of it.
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  6.    13 May 2017 #6

    Hi there

    did all that stuff to no avail -- that's why I posted this one - because the REGISTRY doesn't get saved and that's BAD !!!!!!! - especially from an admin account.

    Anyway Given up the Ghost on this one --spent far too much time on it already.

    Going to local "Boozer" now to watch some English Football (i.e the game with the proper ROUND BALL !!).

    Restoring old W10 version of Windows -- will need a few updates and making myself a new rule -- NEVER EVER BUY AN HP PRINTER !!!!!!!!! or if you do don't run it on W10.

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  7. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       13 May 2017 #7

    Try this: After disabling inheritance and removing all keys and subkeys, remove all users from root folder:
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  8.    13 May 2017 #8

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Try this: After disabling inheritance and removing all keys and subkeys, remove all users from root folder:
    Hi there
    thanks for suggestion - but already tried that too.

    As I said I've given up on this -- I just restored an old version of Windows and did the updates -- I've mega fast internet so downloading a few GB isn't a problem.

    I might if I've got time revisit this at a future time --I've got an image of the defective Windows system -- there's no way that a hardware device that's been removed etc should re-appear after being as far as humanly possible wiped from the system - and I'm sure it wasn't a virus --but these days who knows under what masquerades Viruses or malware hide themselves under.

    I might on Monday give the image to a friend in the I.T dept of the place I'm doing a current gig and see what he makes of it. !!

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