Registry keys that I can't delete can't take control of etc.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Rich, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    I'm trying to install Acrobat professional so I can create PDF files but I
    keep hitting some registry key that stops the install. I took control of all
    the ones I could find and then the install goes further but still finds
    another key that is locked or I don't have permission to.

    How can I either reset the Vista registry so that the program can install or
    a way for me to take control of the non conforming keys.

    Thanks for any help, Rich
    Rich, Nov 21, 2008
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  2. What version Acrobat Pro do you have?

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  3. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Rich, Nov 22, 2008
  4. Rich

    barman58 Guest

    Have you tried running the installer as administrator - right click th
    .exe and select "runv as Adinistrator
    barman58, Nov 22, 2008
  5. Open the Acrobat 8.0 disk in Computer, right click the Setup executable and
    click 'Run as Administrato'.
    Andre Da Costa, Nov 22, 2008
  6. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Yes I've done that as well no go. I've drilled down to the registry key in
    question and I can't delete it or take ownership it just gives an error.

    Rich, Nov 22, 2008
  7. Andre Da Costa, Nov 22, 2008
  8. Rich

    Flavius Guest

    Downoload 'PsTools
    Unpack file *psexec.exe* and place it in *C:\Windows\System32

    next run *cmd.exe* with administrative previlliges (right click on i
    as admin if you use UAC) and in *cmd.exe* type

    -this command allow you run *regedit.exe* from a SYSTEM account (no
    from your account) so remember if you want remove any key the owner o
    this key should be SYSTEM now and full control for him for this ke
    (see PsTools describe
    Flavius, Nov 23, 2008
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