Hello all, I have a bit of a problem I'm hop'n you can help me with. I'm kind of stuck. A long time ago, there was a thread that had this same problem. I found the thread and found a way to fix my problem, but I have run into another problem. So, I will explain the sitiation and hope someone has a solution for me. Windows XP Pro. My Machine, and I am the admin. My registry has been edited (by a nasty VB script) so that I, the admin, cannot edit my own registry. What's worse, I cannot install any software (Anti-virus, games, CAD, ... what have you) because the registry has been edited to be locked. The string to this fiasco is: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] "DisableRegistryTools"=dword:00000001 with the dword:00000001 = locked and 00000000 = unlocked. Ok, so, I've found a tip saying that I could edit a notepad document, put this string in it with the dword:00000000 and save the document as a .reg file. Then, double click on this .reg file and it would merge into the registry and unlock my registry so I, the admin could edit it. Now comes my problem. When I double click on the file, it asks which program I would like to open this file with. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could make this work ??? Or, does anyone have another Idea on how I can get back into my registry ??? Thanks to all in advance.