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    Acronis 2011 modifies this registry key to "integrate" into Windows 7:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}\Instance\InitPropertyBag

    When it does so, it disables the opportunity to also use W7's imaging and backup capabilities.
    I know what to change the necessary 2 values to, but regedit wont make the changes because it says
    the key is in use by other processes.

    I tried changing permissions, but it wont let me.
    I tried doing the above in Safe Mode, it wont let me.
    Thinking Acronis 2011 somehow now "owned" this key, I uninstalled it wirh Revouninstaller.
    I tried the above again, it still wont let me.

    After all that, my question is: how can I find out who else is tying up that key; or, how can I as the
    administrator of my W7 Home Premium system gain control of the above key so that I can modify it?

    Thanks,
    Dick

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    Have you checked any running processes related to Acronis in Task Manager?

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    Hi Richard:
    As I mentioned I have uninstalled Acronis, and rebooted. Wouldn't that negate the chance of
    any Acronis process running?
    Dick

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    Unless you are logged on with the builtin Administrator account, you do not have the same privileges as that account even though your account is a member of the administration group. Kind of confusing but it is a security feature introduced in Vista.

    Have you tried running regedit as administrator, i.e. right click on regedit.exe and select "Run as administrator"?

    Joe

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    Hi Joe:
    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have tried running Regedit as administrator. No joy.
    Dick

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    I think you might have better luck addressing this problem in the Acronis forum.

    http://forum.acronis.com/

    Pick a specific forum which fits your need best. Good luck.
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    Runing regedit as administrator, have you tried taking ownership of the key?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Acronis 2011 modifies this registry key to "integrate" into Windows 7:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}\Instance\InitPropertyBag

    When it does so, it disables the opportunity to also use W7's imaging and backup capabilities.
    I know what to change the necessary 2 values to, but regedit wont make the changes because it says
    the key is in use by other processes.

    Thanks,
    Dick
    Can you please tell us what to change these to, or better where you found the information about this key and the available values for it?
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    I found the suggested values on the Acronis forum, KB 14741. There are also 2 "hotfixes" Acronis has posted on their forum. All say the same.
    Unfortunately (for me anyway), I cant update the keys as suggested - in spite of all the ways I've tried; and that's why I posted
    my question and listed all the ways I've tried.

    Dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    Acronis 2011 modifies this registry key to "integrate" into Windows 7:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}\Instance\InitPropertyBag

    After all that, my question is: how can I find out who else is tying up that key; or, how can I as the
    administrator of my W7 Home Premium system gain control of the above key so that I can modify it?
    Dick,
    Hello... I have had much angst trying to do the same type of things... ( taking ownership ) I went to that key and successfully took ownership...
    1. Click on key and select properties.
    2. click on "advanced"
    3. select "owner tab"
    4. change "System" or "Trusted Installer" to yourself "Name Administrator Blah Blah" Click Apply... OK
    5 Back at original "permissions screen"... click on the name you just selected and "tick off the check box" to give yourself "full control" Sometimes it even appears "Grayed out"... you can still check it off.
    6.That should do the trick
    Regards Fred
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    Fred is correct. There are a few keys in the registry that are owned by System or Trusted Installer, and those keys cannot be modified by a member of the Administrators Group or even the default Windows Administrator account (which is normally inactive, unless you have activated it as a member of the Adminstrators Group) under that ownership.

    You must take ownership of the key(s) first, and then you can do as you wish.

    Also, if you want to keep things "Window-ey"; after you have changed the value(s) as needed, you may again give ownership back to System or Trusted Installer. (To my knowledge, this doesn't really matter, but then my knowledge is limited.)
    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Fred:

    I owe you one. I did what you suggested, changed what I had to, rebooted, and my problem is fixed.
    Coming here to give you a "thumbs up" and thank you, I noticed bbearren confirmed what you said.
    Thanks to you both.

    Best,
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    Just a follow-up comment. BBearren's advice was helpful. About 1/2 hr after giving myself control as Fred suggested, and
    successfully modifying the keys I needed to, Windows Explorer died. I went back to that key and gave ownership back to
    SYSTEM and have been running fine since.

    Thanks to all who made helpful comments.
    Like a fellow poster, I've been involved with computers for over 50 years (back to "wireboards" at an insurance company);
    and I love learning new things every day.

    Dick

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