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Prevent Access to Registry Editor in Windows 8/8.1

If you are afraid that other people may use the Registry Editor to make changes to your computer without your permission, such as changing the row number of the Start screen tiles, this article will tell you how to prevent access to the Registry Editor in Windows 8 computer.

Video guide on how to prevent access to Registry Editor in Windows 8:

Steps to prevent access to Registry Editor in Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Turn on the Local Group Policy Editor using a run command.

Open the Run dialog by pressing Windows Key and R key together, type gpedit.msc in the box and click OK to open it.

Step 2: Find the setting of Prevent access to registry editing tools.

Locate it by referring to User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Prevent access to registry editing tools.

Step 3: Enable the setting and bring it into effect.

In the following setting window, choose Enabled and select OK.

Now, everyone who wants to open the Registry Editor in the computer will encounter the prompt box with a message that reads, "Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator."

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