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elvo1

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I am trying to reinstall Quickbooks, however from an earlier version there is a Key and Value in the Registry under HKEY-Local Machine\software with the Key (Directory) name of Intuit which has a value of (ab)Default\REG_SZ\(Value not set). I have been advised by Quicken that until I delete this Key I cannot reinstall the program.

I have run the computer in Adimistrator Mode with full permissions and also in Diagistic mode and it still wont allow deletion of either part of the above. I have tried several Registry Cleaing Programs and all of these have failed to allow deletion of this Key.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Have you tried changing permissions further up the hierarchy of the Registry in case they are being inherited and passed down to the key you are working on?

See if this helps :

How To Reset Security Settings Back to the Defaults

Try this rather than the general case of reset use the command line:

/REGKEYS
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Major Payne, Thanks for the suggestion and I have now tried this, however, it has not fixed the problem. What it has done is to restore Sub Keys into the Intuit Key. Some of these have values and some don't, however none of these are able to be deleted also. I have experimented with the permissions on all of these entries but again to no avail.

Another aspect is that there are 12 other Keys also that can't be deleted from the HKEY-LOCAL_MACHINE\Software area. These Keys relate to other software that I am running on the PC and KEYS and DATA in the same names are recorded in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software area.

Any further assistance that you or anyone else may have would be greatly appreciated.
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try this, a slightly more evolved regedit

http://www.resplendence.com/reglite
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Permission problem maybe???

How To Use the Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Registry Editor Features

has the following...

Assigning Permissions to a Registry Key

1. Click the key that you want to assign permissions.
2. On the Edit menu, click Permissions.
3. Click the group or user name that you want to work with.
4. Assign one of the following access levels to the key:
Select the Allow check box for Read to give permission to read the key contents, but not save any changes.
Select the Allow check box for Full Control to give permission to open, edit, and take ownership of the key.
5. To grant special permission in the key, click Advanced, and then double-click the user or group that you want to assign special access. Under Permissions, select the Allow or the Deny check box for each permission you want to allow or deny.

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