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    Default Adding Take Ownership to right click menu in the Registry

    Is there a tweak to add Take ownership to the right click menu in the registry? I know there is one but it only works on files and folders in Explorer. I'm having problems installing an application and I have to go into the registry and change the permissions for numerous registry keys; so a tweak like this would be really useful.

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    Maybe you didn't read properly, but this only works in Explorer, I need a tweak that does the same thing in the Registry.

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    That I know of the only way to take ownership of registry keys is the default method. Alternative to this is to select the main key (for example: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT) and take ownership, but I would not recommend this.

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    That is exactly what I'm looking for, a tweak that would add Take Ownership to the right click menu when you select the main key (for example: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT), if you know a tweak that would do it let me know.

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    Eek!! Dangerous Ground!!

    I once, (for the hell of it/experimental/find out what I could get away with. I was going to do a clean install anyway) took full ownership of HKey_Current_User.

    Strangely my system wasn't tooo happy with that one!!

    Then to really put the cat amongst the pigeons I took full ownership of C:\Windows and all subfolders.
    Windows System didn't like this. Oh no no no no no.
    One re-boot later it was a good job I knew I was going to do a full re-install! (Nearly) Absolutely everything system wise failed to work properly.

    Moral of this tale? Taking control is an excellent thing. BUT. Only for what you need to!

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    Let me know how you were able to take full ownership of that registry key.

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    Through the standard Permissions, and as stated I was bored/ was going to do a full re-install so I had to search through for a few keys I knew I would be needing to take ownership of those as well. Basically I suppose, taking ownership of HKCU works on everything except those that the "Trusted Installer" owns. Those still needed to be done manually/individually. Result? One ferked up Registry!

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    I also know how to do it going through the standard permissions, I need a tweak to add it to the right click menu.

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    Sorry, thought you asked me how I did it.

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