Windows 10: Regedit issue

  1.    16 Aug 2017 #1

    Regedit issue


    Hello,
    Previously when I tried to open "Regedit", a warning notice was asking if I want to make changes...., then clicked on 'yes' and the editor opened. Recently when I try to open the Regedit, it just opens without that warning. Is something wrong with the system ?
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  2. Posts : 8,067
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Aug 2017 #2

    If you open Regedit while logged in as an Administrator you get the UAC warning and have to click 'Yes' to continue. If you are logged in as a standard user you don't get asked. This is because as a standard user you can only edit the HKEY_CURRENT_USER keys, it's considered safe to let a user edit their own keys. An administrator can edit the whole registry.

    Have you changed your account from an Administrator to a Standard User? Or are you using a different login?

    Alternatively, have you changed the User Account Control settings to their minimum?
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  3.    16 Aug 2017 #3

    An easy way to see if you are running as the default Admin (i.e. you do not have a filtered token):

    Open up PowerShell or cmd.exe (without right-clicking and running as an administrator) and enter
    Code:
    whoami /priv

    If you have things like "SeDebugPrivilege" or "SeImpersonatePrivilege" enabled, you are logged in as the local administrator account.

    To check if UAC is enabled copy the following into a powershell prompt and press enter

    Code:
    (Get-ItemProperty "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System").EnableLUA
    1 = Enabled
    0 = Disabled
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  4.    16 Aug 2017 #4

    Regedit Issue


    Bree said: View Post
    If you open Regedit while logged in as an Administrator you get the UAC warning and have to click 'Yes' to continue. If you are logged in as a standard user you don't get asked. This is because as a standard user you can only edit the HKEY_CURRENT_USER keys, it's considered safe to let a user edit their own keys. An administrator can edit the whole registry.
    Have you changed your account from an Administrator to a Standard User? Or are you using a different login?
    Alternatively, have you changed the User Account Control settings to their minimum?
    Hello,
    Thanks for the answer.
    I have not changed anything, I am the only user, hopefully also administrator, as you can see on attached screenshot.
    To verify this I opened command prompt (Admin), entered "Regedit" and it opened without any question.
    So according to your answer, I guess there is nothing wrong with the system.
    Thanks
    Motim
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails My Account.jpg  
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