I'm not real sure if this questoin falls in the Development category, but here it goes. I'm on WIndows XP. I was making a program in VB and I wanted it to delete a certain key in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE", specifically "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Ratings" . The key wouldn't delete. So I tried just making a .reg file to add the key, and it wouldn't add the key I wanted. It also wouldn't read or delete the key. Then I found out after trying to add and delete about 20 other keys, that it wouldn't add or delete any keys in the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" tree. Is this a restriction or administrative rights thing? Anyone know why it's happening and how I can make it stop?