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    Hey Y'all,

    Ok...HELP!

    I'm setting up a new Dell 13 7000 for my better half and it's driving me crazy, well more than usual.

    It's Win 8.1 STD 64 bit.

    Using the MASTER Admin account I'm trying to change a value in the registry per step #5 here and it keeps telling me Access Denied!

    Maybe I should really Retire!
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    The link is for Windows 7

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    Browni,

    Yes, but it should work in 8 at least it did on my Win 8.1 Pro desktop.
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    Who owns the key and what privileges does your account have for the key?

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    RG, have you tried the second tool in this post?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    B.B.,

    Yep!
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    Have you used the Regedit Power Tool to change ownership to SYSTEM (click the Advanced button), and ticked the box for inheritable permissions?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    B.B.,

    Success...well partial at least. I remembered that I had a Scheduled task to do this so I copied it over created a shortcut and it ran and allowed me to make the changes. Now it's gone on the Super Administrator account (actually even changing it back Home Group doesn't show on this account) but still there on the regular Administrative User account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    B.B.,

    Success...well partial at least. I remembered that I had a Scheduled task to do this so I copied it over created a shortcut and it ran and allowed me to make the changes. Now it's gone on the Super Administrator account (actually even changing it back Home Group doesn't show on this account) but still there on the regular Administrative User account.
    Have you tried running the same sequence from the regular Admin User account?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    B.B.,

    Yes, the settings have been changed and verified it just doesn't get rid of the Home Group in the navigation pane. I'm assuming this has something to do with it being 8.1 Std vs Pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    B.B.,

    Yes, the settings have been changed and verified it just doesn't get rid of the Home Group in the navigation pane. I'm assuming this has something to do with it being 8.1 Std vs Pro.
    I'm assuming you have disabled the Home Group Provider and Home Group Listener services?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    B.B.,

    Yep, that's the first thing I do when setting up a new machine ever since MS came out with it!
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