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How to Take Ownership and Grant full Control of a Registry Key in Windows 8.1
How to Take Ownership and Grant full Control of a Registry Key in Windows 8.1
11-25-2013 - 07:28 PM
 blackguy
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You need to edit a registry key in Windows 8.1 to try some registry tweaks such as Remove SkyDrive from the Explorer navigation pane or Disable the Windows 8.1 lock screen. However, you always receive the following warning message: “Cannot edit Attributes: Error writing the value’s new contents”.

To resolve this problem, you have to take ownership of that registry key then grant access permission to it.
This tutorial will step by step show you How to Take Ownership and Grant full Control of a Registry Key in Windows 8.1.

Note: you must be logged on to Windows 8.1 as an administrator in order to perform these steps below.
Caution:
Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.

I. Take Ownership

1. Open Registry Editor.
 
2. Right-click on the registry that you want to take ownership > select Permissions
   
3. Click on the Advanced button.
   
 
4. Click on the Change link.
   

5. Click on the Advanced button.
   

6. Click on the Find Now button
   

7. Select your user then click on the OK button
   

8. Click on the OK button.
   

9. If you also want to change the ownership of all subkeys, check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" box. Now click on the Apply button.
   
 

II. Grant full Control

1. After you take ownership of that registry key, you will see your user name at the Owner field.
Now click on the Add button.
   

2. Click on Select a principal link
   

3. Click on the Advanced button
   

4. Click on the Find Now button
   

5. Select your user then click on the OK button.
   

6. Click on the OK button.
   

7. Check the Full control box then click on the OK button.
     

Make sure that the Type option is selected as "Allow" and the Applies to option should be selected as "This key and subkeys".
 
8. Now you can see your user in the permission list with Full Control permission. Then click on the OK button.
     
That's all. You now take ownership and grant full control permission of the registry key and all subkeys in it.


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