Unable to delete entry in registry

The problem:
you want to delete an entry from the registry using “regedit” but are unable to.
Pressing delete kept showing me an error message “cannot delete xxxxx: Error while deleting key”

The Cause:
It is possible to restrict user rights to certain keys in the registry.

The solution:
Ensure you have administrative rights.

If you right click on any entry in the windows registry (on the left hand side), you get a menu. Simply click the “permissions” option and you can edit the security settings for the key. Simply click the options for “full control” and then apply. If there is no user listed, you may need to search the name of the user first.

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