Windows XP registry Help needed

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    Well ! guys, My problem is, some of my friends come over to my place and use my computer to chat over the internet using Yahoo Messenger, and they use the "regedit.exe" from the run dialog. They basically use the regedit to look for profiles of other chatters.
    What i want is to disable the regedit command temporarily but i also do not want to disable this command by using any freeware tools or any other software. Can I disable this command from the Window XP itself ? Please help. :(
     
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    What is system mechanic ? and pal i want a secure way to do this and not use any third party tools or software or freeware whatever you call it. Your answer is correct but once it gets locked can't be unlocked without using the third party tool, so is their a way by which i can unlock it using windows XP itself ?
     
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    run gpedit.mcs from run command
    it will open group policy editor
    got to
    user configuration>administrative templates>system
    in tthe right panel, look for Dont run specified Windows application property
    enable it and enter regedit.exe in it as banned application
    taht shall do the trick
     
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    well pal i have Windows XP Home Version and gpedit.msc works only with Windows XP Pro Version. Please suggest some other way to do this in the home version.
     
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    m8 i didnt knew that, well i havent tried my hands on home version
    you visit tweakxp.com and search their if solution is available their

    and is he correct that home edition does not have group policy editor???
     
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    it doesnt support it because its not meant for domains !
    why dont u try renaming it ;) it wont work unless another regedit is created by itself . n then rename again when u want to use it .
    or create another user on ur comp restricting such things ;)
     
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    deXter how does this works once downloaded. I have downloaded it to the 'My Documents' folder on my computer. From the link given.
    Will this make wide changes to the registry?
     
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    tech&me ... it is the exact same thing as provided by the link given my alib_i
    only dexter has gone thru the trouble to make a .REG file for u ...
    its gonna do the same thing as said in the link
    and since u wont be able to use regedit after disablin it ... DEXIE has been kind enuff to make a reverse code for u too .. sicne it'll directly be fed into ur registry !!

    SO JUST DOWNLOAD IT AND RUN IT MAN !!
     
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    Oh My god! I have disabled the registry by running the reg_disable file. But I am not able to re- enable it. The reg_enable file does not run at all ???? Help Now
     
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    No need to worry man! If that didnt work for you, then just copy paste this code in your Run box (Start -> Run) exactly and press enter (or OK)

    Code:
    reg delete HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools
    OR

    Just download this small file I made that automatically does that :

    http://www.free-webspace.biz/dexter/reg_enable.bat

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    Hahahah lol y u taking so much tension man! U just have reverse a key ;)
     
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    thanx for ur kind help ( to all of u guys) this was indeed helpful.
     
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