Windows Registry is a secure setting for windows programs and many performance-related options. You can tweak Windows by making changes in Windows registry. However, for the average users, new windows users, one should not give access to the windows registry on their computer. In this guide, we will see how to disable network access to Windows registry in step by step manner.
Why do you need to disable access to the Windows registry?
- By making changes to Registry, you can make direct changes to system programs that may lead to system crashes or some feature stopped working.
- Some new users may edit some registry entries out of curiosity, leading to a loss of control on some features in Windows.
- You may not want someone to edit your registry and make changes to your system.
To prevent such an issue, it’s better to disable network access to Windows registry so that no one can edit them without your permission. We will see the methods to do the same.
How to disable network Access to Windows Registry?
We will see 2 different methods by which you can easily disable registry editor functionality.
- Using Registry editor tool
- By editing settings in Services.msc
We will see each method in detail –
NOTE -Make sure that you are Windows administration to perform this action. If you are a standard windows user, you cannot perform the following task.
Method 1 – How to disable Network Access to Windows Registry using Registry Editor Tool?
- Open Windows Run tool – Right Click on Start Menu and click on the Run option.
- Type the following command and press Enter.
- If asked, Allow the run as admin permission.
- The Registry Editor opens in a new window.
- From the Left menu, go to the following location by opening the folder one by one. ( Or you can copy-paste the path in the address bar to open the desired location directly).
- From the right side of the window, you can see the various entries in RemoteRegistry folder. Double click on the Start entry.
- Under the Value Data, remove any other number and enter number 4.
- Click on OK to save the changes.
- Close the registry editor and restart the windows.
Method 2 – How to disable Network access to windows registry using Services.msc
- Open Run tool – Right Click on Start Menu and click on the Run option.
- Type the following command and press Enter button.
- The services tool opens in the new window.
- Here, find the Remote Registry option and double-click on it.
- Under the General Tab, select Startup type as “Disabled”.
- Then press the OK button to save the changes.
- Close the Services window and restart the windows.
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Using these two methods, you can easily disable access to the windows registry. Let us know if you face any difficulty/doubts/queries regarding the information provided about how to disable network access to windows registry, in the comment section below.
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