How To Open Registry Editor (Regedit) In Windows?

The Registry Editor or Regedit is a tool used to change, add, delete registry values. Windows registry is used to configure different attributes of the Windows operating system. The registry editor can be opened in different ways like command-line interface, Start menu, etc. In this tutorial, we examine how to open registry editor for different Windows operating system versions like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server versions.

Open Registry Editor via MS-DOS Command Line Interface

MS-DOS command line interface can be used to open the registry editor via command line. The regedit command is used to start Registry editor GUI.

> regedit

Open Registry Editor via PowerShell Command Line Interface

Similar to the MS-DOS the PowerShell command-line interface can be used to open the Registry Editor. The same regedit command is used to open Registry Editor via PowerShell command line interface.

PS> regedit

Open Registry Editor via Start Menu

The start menu can be used to open Registry Editor. Just click on the start button and type “registry editor” which lists the Registry Editor as the first application. Also, the Start Menu provides the “Run as administrator” where the changes in the registry editor can be saved without extra privilege requirement. So if you plan to edit the registry and save changes use the “Run as administrator” like below.

Open Registry Editor via Start Menu

Open Registry Editor via Windows Run

The Windows Run can be used to open the Registry editor. First press WIN+R keyboard shortcut in order to open Windows Run. Use “regedit” command and press OK in order to open Registry Editor.

Open Registry Editor via Windows Run
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