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

    8.0
     
    Rich, Nov 22, 2008
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  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
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  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
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  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
     
    Rich, Nov 22, 2008
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  7. Andre Da Costa, Nov 22, 2008
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  8. Rich

    Flavius Guest

    Downoload 'PsTools
    (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx
    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

    PSEXEC -S -I -D REGEDIT.EX
    -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
    also
    (see PsTools describe
     
    Flavius, Nov 23, 2008
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