How to Delete Registry Key (regkey) in Windows 7?

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You are looking for a way to delete the registry key in Windows XP or Vista, click here to find that out (How to Delete Registry Key (regkey) in Windows XP or Vista?)

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You are not trying to entirely delete the registry key, you just want to modify it, find out how to do that on Windows 7 (How to Edit Registry Key (regkey) in Windows 7?)

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Before deleting the registry keys in the Windows Registry, keep in mind that  making any changes to the registry keys can be very complicated and highly risky.

Warning: Please do NOT try this unless you are absolutely positive that you might mess up the system, and, as always, it’s highly recommended that you do a backup of the registry (or whole system) before making any modifications.

Here are the most common steps you might ever need to know for basic troubleshooting:

DELETING THE REGISTRY KEY IN WINDOWS 7:

Step 1. Click Start.

Step 2. Type “regedit” in Search Programs and Files section.

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Step 3. Click “Enter.”

Step 4. When you see the message “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes on this computer?“, click “Yes.”

Step 5. You are redirected to the Windows Registry.

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You can easily navigate through the subkeys if you know what you are looking for.

In case, you want to find the particular key, press “Ctrl + F” to locate the subkey that contains the value you want to edit. (Click F3 to find next)

Step 6. To delete a registry key, right-click your mouse, and select “Delete.”

Example: I will provide you an example how to delete the registry key I have created. It is called “example.”

Take the following steps:

Step 1. Click Start.

Step 2. Type “regedit” in Search Programs and Files section.

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Step 3. Click “Enter.”

Step 4. When you see the message “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes on this computer?“, click “Yes.”

Step 5. You are redirected to the Windows Registry.

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Step 6. Now search for a particular place in the Windows Registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Control Panel -> Desktop -> Windows Metrics

Step 7. Find the key “example.”

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Step 8. Right-click the mouse and select “Delete” option.

Keep in mind that deleting registry keys in the Windows Registry can be extremely dangerous.

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You are looking for a way to delete the registry key in Windows XP or Vista, click here to find that out (How to Delete Registry Key (regkey) in Windows XP or Vista?)

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You are not trying to entirely delete the registry key, you just want to modify it, find out how to do that on Windows 7 (How to Edit Registry Key (regkey) in Windows 7?)

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How to Delete Registry Key (regkey) in Windows XP and Windows Vista?

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Don’t want to delete the registry key on Windows XP or Windows Vista? You are looking for the way to modify it? Click here and find out how to edit it (How to Edit Registry Key in Windows XP and Windows Vista?)
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You aren’t sure how to find and edit the registry key in Windows 7? Click the link and learn how to do that (How to Edit Registry Key in Windows 7?).

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Keep in mind that deleting registry keys in the Registry Editor can be highly risky!

Warning: Please do NOT try this unless you are absolutely positive that you might mess up the system, and, as always, it’s highly recommended that you do a backup of the registry (or whole system) before making any modifications.

Here are the most common steps you might ever need to know for basic troubleshooting:

DELETING REGISTRY KEY IN WINDOWS XP:

Step 1. Go to Start.

Step 2. Click Run.

Step 3. Type “regedit” and click on OK.

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Step 4. Now it opens the Registry Editor.

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Step 5. In order to delete the registry key, you need to find the exact registry key. In case you know what exact subkey you are looking for, you can easily navigate through the subkey.

Or, you can press Ctrl + F (or go to Edit  -> Find) to locate the subkey that contains the value you want to get rid of.

Click F3 to Find Next.

Example: I will provide you the example of deleting  the reg key named “example.”

Step 1. Go to Start.

Step 2. Click Run.

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Step 3. Type “regedit” and click on OK.

Step 4. Now it opens the Registry Editor.

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Step 5. Find the following key:

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software-> Clients ->Example

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Step 6. Right-click your mouse and Delete.

DELETING REGISTRY KEY IN WINDOWS VISTA:

Step 1. Go to Start.

Step 2. Type “regedit” in Search files and folders section.

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Step 3. Click Enter.

Step 4. Open the Windows Registry.

Step 5. Click OK to continue the procedure.

Step 6. Now you are on the Windows Registry.

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Step 5. In order to delete the registry key, you need to find the exact registry key. You can easily navigate through the subkey.

Or, you can press Ctrl + F (or go to Edit  -> Find) to locate the key that you want to delete.

Click F3 to Find Next.

Example: I will provide you the example of how to delete the registry key on Windows Vista.

Step 1. Go to Start.

Step 2. Type “regedit” in Search files and folders section.

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Step 3. Click Enter.

Step 4. Open the Windows Registry.

Step 5. Click OK to continue the procedure.

Step 6. Now you are on the Windows Registry.

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Step 7. Find the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Ali -> Example

Step 8. Right-click your mouse and Delete.

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Keep in mind that any changes in Windows Registry should be taken with caution. Be sure you know what you are doing.

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You aren’t sure how to find and edit the registry key in Windows 7? Click the link and learn how to do that (How to Edit Registry Key in Windows 7?).

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Don’t want to delete the registry key on Windows XP or Windows Vista? You are looking for the way to modify it? Click here and find out how to edit it (How to Edit Registry Key in Windows XP and Windows Vista?)

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Where is RUN in Windows 7?

Are you using Windows Vista? And you have no clue where to find RUN?

(Where is RUN in Windows Vista?)

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Be default, Windows 7, as Windows Vista, does not have RUN function in START menu. You can access RUN in two ways:

  • Press “Windows” and “R” keys simultaneously.

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  • Customize the START menu taking these steps:

1. Right-click on the TASKBAR.

2. Select PROPERTIES.

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3. Select START MENU.

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4. Click CUSTOMIZE.

5. Check RUN COMMAND.

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6. Click OK.

7. Check the RUN command checkbox in the list:

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Are you using Windows Vista? And you have no clue where to find RUN? (Where is RUN in Windows Vista?)

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You are looking for a way to delete a Registry Key in Windows 7 (Click here How to Delete Registry Key in Windows 7?)

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Don’t know how to edit a Registry Key in Windows 7? (Find that out How to Edit Registry Key in Windows 7?)

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