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How to edit the registry in Windows 7

How to edit the registry in Windows 7

Seems like a simple question, but how do you edit the registry in Windows 7? regedit seems nowhere to be found. Or at least typing "reg" into the Search box on the start menu yields nothing, even when logged on as system admin. (This may be common with Vista, I don't know, since I skipped straight from XP to Win7).

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Guest [Entry]

Typing "reg" and not finding regedit is a symptom of Windows 7's search--it won't find an item based on 3 or fewer characters unless you have found it once already. After you type "regedit" and run, the next time you type "reg", it should find regedit.exe.
Guest [Entry]

"Typing

regedit

In the search bar and pressing enter brings it up fine for me."
Guest [Entry]

"Insert the installation CD and reboot the system, then go to Setup.

In Setup go to Repair, after that ""System recovery options"", and select ""Command Prompt"".

In Command Prompt type the following commands and press Enter after each one:

C: (or whatever partition Windows is installed on)
cd Windows
Regedit"
"Insert the installation CD and reboot the system, then go to Setup.

In Setup go to Repair, after that ""System recovery options"", and select ""Command Prompt"".

In Command Prompt type the following commands and press Enter after each one:

C: (or whatever partition Windows is installed on)
cd Windows
Regedit"
Guest [Entry]

"Click Start > Type regedit in search box and press Enter

then it will display registry window"