1.    13 Aug 2017 #1
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    regedit now denied me editing rights


    Hi

    A coupla weks ago I found a site that gave a way to disable the login splash screen, so that I went straight to my login name and just entered password.

    It was something like hkey local machine..... personalization create a new key.

    I have has a complete update from microsoft and settings went awol. So I thought lookup the fix and apply.
    No can do. Installed OOregedit same effect.

    Apart from MS updates I have changed AV and a few other small things. but I am still ADMIN.

    So where do I start?
    Is it ownership of regedit?
    Policy problem?
    AVG?
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  2.    13 Aug 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndough View Post
    It was something like hkey local machine..... personalization create a new key.
    What was the exact key? I'll check what permissions I have.

    Can you add some other key in HKLM? It doesn't matter what, HKLM\SYSTEM\NewKey for example. If you can (and then delete it again) that would rule out Admin rights etc.
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  3.    13 Aug 2017 #3
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    Hi

    No editing rights at all as far as I can tell, RO read only, in that area.

    However in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    I have made an edit. Deleted an unwanted Start program.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    It's small but beautifully marked. That was to change a value from 0 to 1. So clearly I am confuggled.

    So please think and suggest away, and I will away and do more research.
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  4.    13 Aug 2017 #4
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    I don't know about AGV but normally RO for HKLM is because you are not Admin user.

    I can (as Admin user) add/delete/modify things in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run with no prompting or need to change permissions. By default that key is owned by SYSTEM, Administrators group has full permission and Users group read only.

    I know you said you are Admin but check again. If not all I can think of is make a new Admin account and try that or if that fails uninstall AGV as I know some AV software put additional restrictions on changing registry but don't know if AGV does.

    I can't think of anything more helpful at the moment I'm afraid.
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  5.    13 Aug 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I don't know about AGV but normally RO for HKLM is because you are not Admin user.

    I can (as Admin user) add/delete/modify HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run with no prompting or need to change permissions. By default that key is owned by SYSTEM, Administrators group has full permission and Users group read only.

    I know you said you are Admin but check again. If not all I can think of is make a new Admin account and try that or if that fails uninstall AGV as I know some AV software put additional restrictions on changing registry but don't know if AGV does.

    I can't think of anything more helpful at the moment I'm afraid.
    Thank you.
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  6.    13 Aug 2017 #6
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    Solved:


    Quote Originally Posted by johndough View Post
    Thank you.

    Sorted and SOLVED.

    Me being stupid, the real key to this is engage brain before typing, and....

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization

    NoLockScreen 1

    even if you have to create the 2 keys Personalization and Dword 32bit NoLockScreen and edit to value 1.

    At boot time my login name comes up and I just type my password, I dont have to spacebar past a redundant screen.

    Thanks.

    (Now to mark this SOLVED)
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  7.    13 Aug 2017 #7
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  8.    13 Aug 2017 #8
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    Hello johndough, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, option 2 in the tutorial below can provide an easier way to disable the lock screen than manually doing it.

    Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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