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How to Open Registry Editor in Windows 8/8.1

The Registry Editor (as shown in the following picture) is an important data base in the Microsoft Windows computer, which stores the setting information of system and applications. With its help, you are able to speed up touch screen response, add Restart and Shut down to the folder context menu, etc. Therefore, this article summarizes 4 methods to open Registry Editor in Windows 8 computer for your reference.

Video guide on how to open Registry Editor in Windows 8:

4 ways to open Registry Editor in Windows 8/8.1:

Way 1: Open it through searching.

Step 1: Get to the Search bar by Windows+F hotkeys, type regedit in the empty box, choose Apps and tap regedit in the searching result.

Step 2: Choose Yes in the User Account Control dialog box to open the editor.

Note: The second step must be completed before the Registry Editor is successfully opened no matter which method you choose.

Way 2: Open it by use of a run command.

Open the Run dialog by Windows+R hotkeys, enter regedit and choose OK.

Way 3: Open the Registry Editor using Command Prompt.

Access Command Prompt, type regedit in it and hit Enter.

Way 4: Open it with the help of its shortcut.

Step 1: Create a shortcut for Registry Editor on the desktop.

Step 2: Double-click the shortcut, or right-tap it and select Open to turn it on.

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