Photoshop CS4 Portable - : not allowed to write to the registry

October 2016

When a user tries to use software like Photoshop, with a Windows 7 operating system, chances are there that they may encounter an issue and error message saying "you are not allowed to write to the registry". In the same error message, the user will also be asked if he or she wants to continue with the operation anyway. This is not because of the software or the Windows operating system. If one comes across this problem, then it can easily be solved by right clicking on the .exe file and selecting the administrator menu. Photoshop CS4 portable should work thereafter.


I'm trying to run Photoshop CS4 portable under Windows 7 64 bits but upon double-clicking on the .exe, I'm getting the following error message:


In order to launch Photoshop CS4 portable, simply right-click on the.exe and select "Run as administrator".

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