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

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You have troubles in editing a registry key in Windows XP or Vista? Click the link and find that out. (How to Edit the Registry Key (regkey) in Windows XP or Vista? )

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Before making any changes on the Windows Registry, keep in mind that editing 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:

EDITING 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)

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You have troubles in editing a registry key in Windows XP or Vista? Click the link and find that out. (How to Edit the Registry Key (regkey) in Windows XP or Vista? )

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