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Windows 7: Registration Entries (.reg) File

📅 2010-Jan-27 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ registry editor, windows ⬩ 📚 Archive

If a normal (or Standard) User tries to execute a Registration Entries (.reg) file on Windows 7, he is not elevated to an Administrator login.

Instead, the Registry Editor throws up this error:


The error is misleading because actually the operation is not denied because the keys are open by the system. Rather, it just needs Administrator privileges.

To execute the .reg file, open a command prompt with Administrator privileges and use the regedit command to execute the file:

C:\> regedit MyRegEntries.reg

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