SOLVED Cool article for keeping others from messing up your Windows 7 pc


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Nibiru2012

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Appreciate the sharing, but one must always be careful when doing registry hacks.
 

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There is one there to disable regedit - wonder how you reset that once you locked yourself out?

Also it says most of the setting go in HKEY_Current_User, which means it would only be restricted for the current login. It seems when someone else logs in the settings would be reloaded from HKEY_Users.
 

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I haven't personally tried any of them I figured others on the forum may be interested in them. I'm the only one that uses my pc, so none of those hacks apply to me.What I got out of the article, was that it basically keep's other user's of your pc, from messing with your settings and denying them access to certain tools(i/e:registry,etc.).
 

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There is one there to disable regedit - wonder how you reset that once you locked yourself out?
Start > Run > gpedit.msc > User Configuration > Administrative Templates -> System > Prevent access to registry editing tools > Right Click > Edit.

I will note however, that messing around in there not knowing what your are doing is a good way to turn your computer into a big paperweight.
 
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Start > Run > gpedit.msc > User Configuration > Administrative Templates -> System > Prevent access to registry editing tools > Right Click > Edit..
Well I have Professional and don't really plan to try it anyway but Home Premium users don't have the Group Policy Editor so they couldn't do that.
 

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Good point - and probably good Premium users don't have access.

Personally, if possible I prefer all users to have their own machines, and not share. computers or have multiple users accounts. If multiple users do have accounts, make them limited accounts.
 

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The thing I have against these modifications is not only are you making things difficult for others but yourself included.

I personally couldn't cope with the restrictions on my PC, even in an attempt to control someone else.
 

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I personally couldn't cope with the restrictions on my PC, even in an attempt to control someone else.
Agreed. All the more reason for each user to have their own PC. I typically disable the UAC on my machines because I know what I am installing. With other users, you lose control.
 
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Lol I agree with @TM. You lock yourself out of the registry. But like he also said, you can just log in to another account, open Regedit, and then delete the key from there.
 
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