Steps to Disable Registry Editor Tool (RegEdit)

Windows operating system is equipped with registry editing tool which known as registration info editor. Registry editor is the most important registry files of the computer system which manages all registry operation of the computer. Therefore, people try to not modify registry file without understanding relevant information and method. If any person recklessly edits registry file then it will damage your system as your system will not restart again.

Therefore, some people who do not run register editor occasionally disable and block registry editor tool to keep your system’s setting safe. Those users who do not use registry editor should disable it. Here are some steps to disable registry editor for those users who are currently logged on.

1. Open start>Run and enter RegEdit and press enter
2. Navigate to following register key:


3. Create a New>key named system
4. At the

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System registry branch, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value (REG_DWORD) named as DisableRegistryTools.

5. Now set value data for DisableRegistryTools to 1 to disable registry editor

Note: think carefully before disabling register editor tool because once you blocked register editor tool you won’t be able to use the editor to either. However, there are tips available to re enable registry editor tool in the computer system.

These steps are for the currently login person to disable registry editor. It means only that person will not be able to run registry editor tool. However, if you want to disable it for all users then you have to change the settings of DisableRegistryTools to 1 in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System registry key

Disabling registry editor tool is not very complex work. If you follow these steps properly you will be able to disable your registry editing tool. It really helps you to protect your computer from being damaged.