4 Ways to Run Registry Editor In Windows 10

Mostly the Registry Editor is enabled in Windows 10, but many users don’t know how to run and use it. If you are one of such users are having trouble accessing the Registry Editor, below are 4 different ways of turning it on easily. I have shared each step with relevant images. Take your time to go through the guide and implement the method which you find the easiest and straightforward.

Method 1

In the search box right next to the Start Button, type “Regedit”. From the displayed result tap on Regedit.


If prompted by the UAC, click “Yes”.


Method 2

Press “Win + R” to open the Run Command box.

Run regedit

Now type “regedit” and tap OK to Enable the Registry Editor.


Method 3

Press the “Win + X”. From the menu, choose Command Prompt (admin).

command prompt

Now type “regedit” and hit enter. This will open the registry editor.


Method 4

In the search box right next to Windows Icon, search “Windows Power Shell” and from the displayed result, tap on Windows PowerShell.

windows power shell

In the PowerShell Windows, type “regedit” and hit enter. This will enable the registry editor.

win power shell regedit

What is Registry Editor?

Windows Registry Editor offers you variety of options for editing multiple features of your Windows easily. It is basically a huge database storing wide range of configuration settings. It is very important that one shouldn’t edit the Registry Editor without having proper knowledge of it. Else, your operating system might collapse, and you may have to lose all of your important data.

It has some options that you won’t find anywhere else in your Windows. If you have to make any big change in your Windows, you can do it through the Registry Editor. But once again be very careful. Actually you are editing registry of your Windows that’s why I asked you to be careful, it can make your Windows dead if you used it wrongly. This also makes it difficult to understand! But one can always find some handy guides on using the Windows Registry Editor.

I do hope that this guide was helpful, and you have had no issues following either of the above-mentioned methods. If you also have any other method, do share with us. Don’t forget to leave your feedback in comments, and let us know about your queries related to Windows 10. We will get back to you with the best solution in the least time possible.