Q: Access to the registry key for PowerShel' is denied. This thread is locked from future replies

When logged in as admin, still receive following error when attempting to enable powershell on Windows 7 Home Premium..  Request solution to following error: 

Set-ExecutionPolicy : Access to the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\M icrosoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell' is denied.
At line:1 char:20
+ set-ExecutionPolicy <<<<  unrestricted
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-ExecutionPolicy], UnauthorizedAccessException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.UnauthorizedAccessException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetExecutionPolicyCommand




Did you install PowerShell in that ADMIN Account? If not re-install in it.

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Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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