How To Open the Registry Editor (Windows 10, 8, 7)

One of the most important tools you have as administrator and IT support staff is without a doubt the Windows Registry Editor.

To use this tool is very important to be careful since some poorly change within the editor will affect many things behind it and can sometimes affect the stability of the system in general. 

Registry Editor is available in all Windows Editions.

There are some ways you can open this editor, in this case, Windows 10, and today this tutorial will explain each one of them.

Method #1: Open Registry Editor using Run Command

This is perhaps one of the most common ways you open the registry editor.

  1. Press the following keys Winkey + R
  2. Type the command regedit
  3. Click on OK

regedit run

Method #2: Open Registry Editor using Command Prompt

  1. First, open the Command Prompt using one of the common methods here.
  2. Type regedit
  3. Press Enter

regedit command prompt

Method #3: Open Registry Editor using PowerShell

PowerShell is one of the most powerful tools included in Windows and through it, you can easily access the registry editor.

  1. First, open the Windows PowerShell from the Start menu or the search box
  2. Type the command regedit
  3. Press Enter

windows powershell regedit

Method #4: Open Registry Editor using the Windows Search

To use this method, enter the word regedit in the Windows 10 search box and select the first option displayed.

search windows regedit

Some of these methods will give you access to the registry editor in Windows 10 or in the same way in Windows 7 or 8.

As easy as that you can open the Registry Editor in Windows 10.

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