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By L Lynch ·
I'm trying to add a key in the Regedit, but I keep getting this error - error creating key. Cannot create key: error writing to the registry.

What does this mean and how can I get around it?

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by tysonmathews In reply to NT Registry Editor

Do you have Local admin rights? If on NT that is.


Below is some FAQ on REGEDIT Procedures. I know it will help.
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What is the Registry?

The Registry is a database used to store settings and options for the 32 bit versions of Microsoft Windows; including Windows 95, 98 and NT. It contains information and settings for all the hardware, software, users, and preferences of the PC. Whenever a user makes changes to a Control Panel settings, or File Associations, System Policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in the Registry.

Where is the Registry found?

The physical files that make up the registry are stored differently depending on your version of Windows; under Windows 95 & 98 it is contained in two hidden files in your Windows directory, called USER.DAT and SYSTEM.DAT, while under Windows NT the files are contained seperately in the "Windows / System32 / Config" directory.

How can you edit the Registry?

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by tysonmathews In reply to NT Registry Editor

I see I couldn't post the whole thing there. So here is the URL for you! SORRY I couldn't post the whole thing due to there buffer size.

http://www.regedit.com/help/

This will answer all your questions.

HA HA HA OK well not all but when it comes to the registry.

HA HA good luck!

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by HaZet In reply to NT Registry Editor

Try regedt32 instead. You'll find a security-menu. Check your permissions on the key you want to add a subkey to.
If you got sufficient permissions, try adding the key with regedt32. If it didn't help, you'll have to come back here with a more detailled description of what you want to achieve.

Generally speaking regedt32 is the better registry-editor for NT (and W2K), as it knows about the acls and the data-types NT uses. regedit doesn't. The only point in using regedit is, that you can search the values.

Henrik

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by guildt In reply to NT Registry Editor

I agree. REGEDT32 is the tool to use. You should NEVER use REGEDIT to edit a registry in NT. If you need to search on something, find it with REGEDIT but do not modify it. Open REGEDT32 and go to that location to edit. I have used REGEDIT to modify things in NT and it does create problems.

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