Windows can be tricked out a lot by hacking the Registry, but it’s not something a beginner should be playing with. In fact, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can really screw up your computer.
Whenever we write about something cool you can do with Windows by making a Registry tweak, we always tell you to back it up first. That way if something does go awry, you can restore it back to its original working state.
But maybe you would rather not have to worry about anyone in your house or the office messing with it at all to save the headache. Here’s a look at how to do it in Windows using Group Policy Editor.
Disable Windows Registry Access
Then navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System. Then double-click on “Prevent access to registry editing tools” on the right under Setting.
Now change the setting to Enabled, click OK and close out of Group Policy Editor.
After that if a user tries to access the system’s registry for any reason, they will get the following message letting them know access is denied.
This is a helpful setting if you want to allow other users to have Admin privileges, but don’t want to take the risk of something going wrong if they try poking around in the Registry.