Edit Windows registry with elevated privileges

I’m working with RB2008. I know it’s old and needs to be upgraded, but currently that’s not an option.

The app runs under normal unprivileged user account and I need it to edit edit a key using elevated privileges.

This is what I currently have and works if the app is run with administrator rights.

  // action is either 'Enabling' or 'Disabling'
  // dword is either 3 or 4
  WriteLog("info", action + " USB ports")
  LoginWindow.StatusWindow.AppendText(action + " USB ports" + EndOfLine + EndOfLine)
  Dim usb as RegistryItem
  usb = new RegistryItem("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\USBSTOR")
    usb.Value("Start") = dword
  Catch err as RegistryAccessErrorException
    MsgBox("Unable to modify USB registry value")
  End Try

Any suggestions on how I can edit this reg key in RB?