Unable to make changes to the registry.

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I used to be able to go to regedit, theoretically/local settings, current version, and then in the notification bar and remove previous workflow icon and another thing after the cache then go to Explorer and delete, but now I can not do this way somehow.

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Thanks for posting your query on the Microsoft Community.

According to the description of the problem, you cannot make changes in the registry, that you were able to do before. The question might be if there is a file system corruption or corruption of the registry settings. Then, I suggest you to try the steps below and see if it helps.

Method 1

There could be a chance that there is a file system corruption. So, I suggest you run SFC scan and see if it makes a difference.

The file system check is a utility built into the operating system that will check for the corruption of system files. The sfc/scannow command. (System File Check) analyzes the integrity of all protected operating system files and replaces incorrect versions, damaged, altered, or damaged with correct versions where possible.

How to use the System File Checker tool to fix the system files missing or corrupted on Windows Vista or Windows 7.

  • Go to Start, click all programs and open the Accessories.
  • Right-click on command prompt in the list programs, and then select run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click OK.
  • In the command prompt, type the following command and press ENTER:


For more information, refer to this link:


Method 2

If the problem persists, then there might be a corruption of the registry settings so, I suggest you to check the steps in the below mentioned thread and see if it helps you to solve the problem.

Access denied - owner and/or setting permissions on the registry key

Registry warning : This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

You can use the following link to back up and restore the registry in Windows: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/

Hope it would help. If problem persists always post back with the current state of your computer and the result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to help you.

Kind regards

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