Hello all, I have an odd issue with the registry in Windows 8. I've searched around quite a bit, and there's a solution that keeps popping up everywhere, but it doesn't work for me. Basically, I was trying to edit the FriendlyName of my wireless adapter, and so I discovered that there's a registry key for it at:
So I found it, but alas, I don't have the permission to edit it. So, I looked that up. It should be a simple fix, involving going to Permissions, Advanced, Add, adding a user, hitting ok a few times, and making sure to change the child object permissions. Not that I know everything about what I'm doing, but I have a good idea.
Yet when I follow these directions cited on many forums, I get the message, "Unable to save permission changes on .... Access is denied". This particular edit isn't that big a deal, but I want to be able to enable editing of other things too. Any suggestions on why it won't let me? Your help is greatly appreciated.
Better understanding of permissions in Windows, the ability to change other similar registry keys that are more important in the future, the possibility of helping someone else who has a more important key they need to change and the same problem with permissions... the list goes on. Plus it can't hurt to have a bit of ocd once in a while.
Ahhhh, so simple! I did have to do that first. Thanks!! One thing, though. It gives me that same error if I try to take ownership with the Administrators group. So I tried the Users group, which worked. Why doesn't it let me take ownership with Administrators?