Things to keep in mind while editing Windows Registry

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How can I open and edit windows registry in Windows 8.1? Being an absolute beginner what cautions should I take while working on it?

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Things to keep in mind while editing Windows Registry


The windows registry is a database of settings and changing those settings may have serious effects if done with little knowledge. So first you have to create a backup.

Making a registry backup:

  • Press win + R to open the Run Now type “regedit” and press Enter.

  • The Computer icon on the left pane will appear. Click it and click Choose a location and name for the backup.
  • Click

 The registry contains two basic elements i.e. , keys and values.

Editing the registry:

  • Press control + F and open Find and type in the key name and click Find Next.


  • Edit the key value and click OK.

 To restore a registry backup:

  • From the Registry Editor click File and click Import.
  • Now open the backup file saved earlier.

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