How to Access the Registry Editor

Registry Editor enables you to view and edit critical Windows and application settings.

Warning: Editing the registry incorrectly can result in serious problems. We advise that a backup of the machine or the registry is taken before making any changes.


Windows Server 2008 or later
Windows Vista or later


1. Press  Windows Key  + R or click Start then Run

2. Type Regedit and then press Enter

Note: If User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, acknowledge the UAC prompt by clicking Yes

Additional Notes

Important:  this article may include instructions that require changes to system settings, such as the registry, incorrect modification of which can render the device unusable. Always ensure you have a backup and follow the instructions carefully. If you are in any doubt we recommend you do not make any changes. Use of the information on this page is subject to our Terms of Use.

If you have any questions, please contact Vantage IT.