Multisim 2001 Shows Message: Failed to Update the System Registry

Updated Feb 12, 2018

Reported In


  • Multisim Base

Issue Details

I installed Multisim 2001 on my Windows 7 computer and when I launched Multisim, I get a "Failed to update the system registry. Please try using REGEDIT" message. How do I prevent this message from appearing? 


This message is harmless, it is caused by a 3rd-party tool that was installed with Multisim and it does not directly affect Multisim during regular use. 

To prevent the message from appearing during launch, you have to run Multisim as an Administrator. To do this, go to Start»All Programs»Multisim 2001, right-click the Multisim executable and then select Run as administrator from the pop-up menu.