Deleting Registry Keys in Vista

I am unable to delete the registry keys in Vista using regedt32. I tried all the possibilities like running the registry as administrator, tried to change the permissions of the key, etc but everything results in a single common error - error in changing permission - access denied.

There is only one user account in the system which is of administrator. I wonder why only the system has full control over the key and the admin cannot have full control.

Any one who successfully deleted keys in Vista, kindly mention the procedure.

I had no other option to stimulate the first time device installation than deleting the keys because the device manufacturer is different.

Regards.

Ghost. Or ximage. If you are trying to do ‘clean install testing’
perhaps the best way to do that is with an archived clean install image?

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Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 9:34 AM
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Subject: [ntdev] Deleting Registry Keys in Vista

I am unable to delete the registry keys in Vista using regedt32. I
tried all the possibilities like running the registry as administrator,
tried to change the permissions of the key, etc but everything results
in a single common error - error in changing permission - access denied.

There is only one user account in the system which is of administrator.
I wonder why only the system has full control over the key and the admin
cannot have full control.

Any one who successfully deleted keys in Vista, kindly mention the
procedure.

I had no other option to stimulate the first time device installation
than deleting the keys because the device manufacturer is different.

Regards.


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Or VMWare. The snapshots are nice for this. For this sort of testing,
not using one these solutions is kind of punishment, particularly on Vista.

Good luck,

mm

Roddy, Mark wrote:

Ghost. Or ximage. If you are trying to do ‘clean install testing’
perhaps the best way to do that is with an archived clean install image?

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Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 9:34 AM
To: Windows System Software Devs Interest List
Subject: [ntdev] Deleting Registry Keys in Vista

I am unable to delete the registry keys in Vista using regedt32. I
tried all the possibilities like running the registry as administrator,
tried to change the permissions of the key, etc but everything results
in a single common error - error in changing permission - access denied.

There is only one user account in the system which is of administrator.
I wonder why only the system has full control over the key and the admin
cannot have full control.

Any one who successfully deleted keys in Vista, kindly mention the
procedure.

I had no other option to stimulate the first time device installation
than deleting the keys because the device manufacturer is different.

Regards.


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Normally you can do this by first taking ownership and then changing
permissions on the key and subkeys. Another way may be to run regedit
through the system account or use my Registrar tool (the free version will
allow you to do this). Somebody recently pointed out that this can mess up
the device database in Vista.

/Daniel
www.resplendence.com

wrote in message news:xxxxx@ntdev…
>
> I am unable to delete the registry keys in Vista using regedt32. I tried
> all the possibilities like running the registry as administrator, tried to
> change the permissions of the key, etc but everything results in a single
> common error - error in changing permission - access denied.
>
> There is only one user account in the system which is of administrator. I
> wonder why only the system has full control over the key and the admin
> cannot have full control.
>
> Any one who successfully deleted keys in Vista, kindly mention the
> procedure.
>
> I had no other option to stimulate the first time device installation than
> deleting the keys because the device manufacturer is different.
>
> Regards.
>

Regrets to continue the thread as a naive user. Please kindly provide some details about and how to get those ghost, ximage, vmware tools.

I googled but cannot retrieve the exact information about ghost.

ximage is a command line utility which comes with WAIK. Do I need to download WAIK.

I find many VMWare products available at www.vmware.com Is VMWare Workstation is the thing that is suitable for the purpose.

Regards.

Ghost is available in two versions. Norton Ghost, which is not suitable for
your purposes and Symantec Ghost Solution Suite v2.0. Information is
available on Symantec.com. CDW offers Symantec Ghost for sale. I use both
but Norton Ghost is for live backups and was formerly known as PowerQuest’s
DriveImage until they were purchased by Symantec. Do not buy the 1.0
version of Symantec Ghost Solution Suite which contains Symantec Ghost 11.
It appears that the even version numbers are for Norton Ghost and the odd
ones for Symantec Ghost. Using two hard drives with the second formatted as
FAT32 is the best way to use Symantec Ghost, but a USB external drive can
also be used. It will be slower.

wrote in message news:xxxxx@ntdev…
>
> Regrets to continue the thread as a naive user. Please kindly provide
> some details about and how to get those ghost, ximage, vmware tools.
>
> I googled but cannot retrieve the exact information about ghost.
>
> ximage is a command line utility which comes with WAIK. Do I need to
> download WAIK.
>
> I find many VMWare products available at www.vmware.com Is VMWare
> Workstation is the thing that is suitable for the purpose.
>
> Regards.
>

You can also use imagex (not ximage) from the WAIK. It requires a little
more work but is an excellent free product. It is an update to the OEM
tools previously available to large computer OEMs.

The current version, 6, of VMWare Workstation is the best for development
testing. I have not used version 6, but used version 5 frequently.
Snapshots are very useful to undoing bad things. It is not suitable for
testing hardware, so I don’t use it much anymore.

wrote in message news:xxxxx@ntdev…
>
> Regrets to continue the thread as a naive user. Please kindly provide
> some details about and how to get those ghost, ximage, vmware tools.
>
> I googled but cannot retrieve the exact information about ghost.
>
> ximage is a command line utility which comes with WAIK. Do I need to
> download WAIK.
>
> I find many VMWare products available at www.vmware.com Is VMWare
> Workstation is the thing that is suitable for the purpose.
>
> Regards.
>

VMWare workstation is probably what you want. There’s a fully
functional trial version that you can download and use for a month or
something like that. Whether you wish to use this or go the Ghost
approach depends on how often you are reimaging, I think, and is also
just matter a personal preference.

Good luck,

mm

David Craig wrote:

Ghost is available in two versions. Norton Ghost, which is not suitable for
your purposes and Symantec Ghost Solution Suite v2.0. Information is
available on Symantec.com. CDW offers Symantec Ghost for sale. I use both
but Norton Ghost is for live backups and was formerly known as PowerQuest’s
DriveImage until they were purchased by Symantec. Do not buy the 1.0
version of Symantec Ghost Solution Suite which contains Symantec Ghost 11.
It appears that the even version numbers are for Norton Ghost and the odd
ones for Symantec Ghost. Using two hard drives with the second formatted as
FAT32 is the best way to use Symantec Ghost, but a USB external drive can
also be used. It will be slower.

wrote in message news:xxxxx@ntdev…
>> Regrets to continue the thread as a naive user. Please kindly provide
>> some details about and how to get those ghost, ximage, vmware tools.
>>
>> I googled but cannot retrieve the exact information about ghost.
>>
>> ximage is a command line utility which comes with WAIK. Do I need to
>> download WAIK.
>>
>> I find many VMWare products available at www.vmware.com Is VMWare
>> Workstation is the thing that is suitable for the purpose.
>>
>> Regards.
>>
>
>
>

> It is not suitable for testing hardware

good point.

mm

David Craig wrote:

You can also use imagex (not ximage) from the WAIK. It requires a little
more work but is an excellent free product. It is an update to the OEM
tools previously available to large computer OEMs.

The current version, 6, of VMWare Workstation is the best for development
testing. I have not used version 6, but used version 5 frequently.
Snapshots are very useful to undoing bad things. It is not suitable for
testing hardware, so I don’t use it much anymore.

wrote in message news:xxxxx@ntdev…
>> Regrets to continue the thread as a naive user. Please kindly provide
>> some details about and how to get those ghost, ximage, vmware tools.
>>
>> I googled but cannot retrieve the exact information about ghost.
>>
>> ximage is a command line utility which comes with WAIK. Do I need to
>> download WAIK.
>>
>> I find many VMWare products available at www.vmware.com Is VMWare
>> Workstation is the thing that is suitable for the purpose.
>>
>> Regards.
>>
>
>
>

One note about VMWare 6.0. I have had problems with it on my dual core AMD
systems running x64 XP and 32 bit Vista hosts. The network doesn’t always
come up connected and the keyboard sends multible keys. I have also had
problems with NAT and the Microsoft VPN in the VM. Version 5.5 did not have
any of these problems.

Bill Wandel

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Martin O’Brien
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 11:36 AM
To: Windows System Software Devs Interest List
Subject: Re:[ntdev] Deleting Registry Keys in Vista

VMWare workstation is probably what you want. There’s a fully functional
trial version that you can download and use for a month or something like
that. Whether you wish to use this or go the Ghost approach depends on how
often you are reimaging, I think, and is also just matter a personal
preference.

Good luck,

mm

David Craig wrote:

Ghost is available in two versions. Norton Ghost, which is not
suitable for your purposes and Symantec Ghost Solution Suite v2.0.
Information is available on Symantec.com. CDW offers Symantec Ghost
for sale. I use both but Norton Ghost is for live backups and was
formerly known as PowerQuest’s DriveImage until they were purchased by
Symantec. Do not buy the 1.0 version of Symantec Ghost Solution Suite
which contains Symantec Ghost 11.
It appears that the even version numbers are for Norton Ghost and the
odd ones for Symantec Ghost. Using two hard drives with the second
formatted as
FAT32 is the best way to use Symantec Ghost, but a USB external drive
can also be used. It will be slower.

wrote in message news:xxxxx@ntdev…
>> Regrets to continue the thread as a naive user. Please kindly
>> provide some details about and how to get those ghost, ximage, vmware
tools.
>>
>> I googled but cannot retrieve the exact information about ghost.
>>
>> ximage is a command line utility which comes with WAIK. Do I need to
>> download WAIK.
>>
>> I find many VMWare products available at www.vmware.com Is VMWare
>> Workstation is the thing that is suitable for the purpose.
>>
>> Regards.
>>
>
>
>


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