Windows 10: Unable to delete registry key despite using security tab and Registry DeleteEx

Discus and support Unable to delete registry key despite using security tab and Registry DeleteEx in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello everyone. I've been trying to delete some leftover registry keys from uninstalling Workspace One. I get "Error while deleting key," and nothing I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/EH86055, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Unable to delete registry key despite using security tab and Registry DeleteEx


    Hello everyone. I've been trying to delete some leftover registry keys from uninstalling Workspace One. I get "Error while deleting key," and nothing I do can delete it. Any help would be appreciated.

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    /u/EH86055, Nov 24, 2020
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  2. asyntax Win User

    ATITool registry key

    Hello,

    During ATITool installation, the following registry key was added to my registry:

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{85b5ddd0-e090-4b15-bdf2-a443a3ca0b66}"

    After uninstalling the program, this key remained. I tried to delete it through the registry editor but it returned the following error:

    "Cannot delete {85b5ddd0-e090-4b15-bdf2-a443a3ca0b66}: Error while deleting key."

    I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit by the way. I also tried to change permissions for the key and deleting in safe mode, but neither of those worked either.

    Any ideas on how i can remove this key? Any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
    asyntax, Nov 24, 2020
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  3. trodas Win User
    Macromedia Flash registry keys non deletable?

    Hello, friends.
    On friend machine I made the mistake of installing the Adobe Macromedia Flash, instead of just depacking the installer and copy over the relevant files in Firefox plugins. As result, there are several non-deletable (regeditor refuse to delete them, CCleaner did not delete them as well) registry entries:

    Unable to delete registry key despite using security tab and Registry DeleteEx 2ebv0d2_th.jpg


    Both from Flash 9b and 10b versions as you can see in the image. Since regedit refuse the delete the keys AND CCleaner also refuse to delete them, I tried even the Registry Booster, yet this one did not even list them as error. If that is significant, I don't know. I just want them to "go away" and don't know how.
    Thinking about Windows PE boot, but not sure if that is safe and if that will allow well me to manipulate with registry... Is not there any other way? There is NOTHING from the flash files in Windows directory at all. All are removed/deleted. I stick with the
    flashplayer.xpt
    NPSWF32.dll
    NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe
    files extracted from the install and put in Firefox / Plugins, so I will not ever install that crap again. Never did on my machine and no problemo. But in case someone do, is there a known way to fix this? Using the Adobe utility to clean up is NOT the way to do...
    Also installing new version did not seems to fix a thing.
     
    trodas, Nov 24, 2020
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  4. Darkfalz Win User

    Unable to delete registry key despite using security tab and Registry DeleteEx

    Can NOT remove ATITool registry key!

    This is a bug report system. Undeletable registry keys and services left running after uninstall are pretty major bugs, you twit.

    I finally managed to delete it via BartPE and registry editor PE.
     
    Darkfalz, Nov 24, 2020
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