Editing Registry Guide For Windows XP and Vista

The Windows Registry holds options and settings for which Windows / Vista run off of. Includes settings for your operating system, hardware, etc.

Warning: Editing the registry is highly not recommended unless you are sure of what you are doing since you can damage your computer. Please exercise caution

Below are the steps

1. Start by clicking on start from the bottom left hand side of your computer screen

2. Click on Run. You will see it from what pops up when you click Start

3. When the run box comes up, type in regedit.exe

4. The registry editor will come up. It is highly recommended that you take any steps possible to backup the registry before removing items from it

5. To search for certain registry keys, you can use the find function.

6. Type in what you need to find and click search.

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11 Responses to “Editing Registry Guide For Windows XP and Vista”

jordan December 4th, 2023 at 1:38 pm

Help me please!

I try to find and remove the WinDefender2009 virus but it is impossible!
I have also the SpyHunter programm,but nossing help!
Thank you in advance for your helping hand.
kind regards from Amsterdam,

shannon December 11th, 2023 at 2:55 pm

Need helpgetting rid of AV360, in the last step you say to type in what I need and I am not sure what that is. PLEASE HELP

Paul February 14th, 2024 at 10:15 am

That is only for windows XP, how do you remove registry entries in windows Vista? There is no “run” in the start menu.

lindsay May 23rd, 2024 at 1:31 am

I need help removing Sytems Security!!

Mike August 12th, 2023 at 8:14 pm

The last step was omitted. Under the edit function menu choose DELETE

Liliam October 17th, 2023 at 9:31 pm

Caramba, muuuuuuuuuuuito obrigada pelo site de vcs existirem, com as informações consegui remover essa ******* de Cyber Security que se instalou aki.
Deus lhe pague.

Richard Levy April 3rd, 2024 at 2:43 pm

Can’t get access to regedit. This virus has blocked the cmd prompt

mark May 13th, 2024 at 1:46 pm

Richard, go to C:\windows\regedit.exe and then right click on it, then select start to open regedit

Donna May 24th, 2024 at 10:38 pm

My laptop is infected by Vista Home Security 2023. I’ve already stopped the process and successfully removed the file. But when I tried to run regedit.exe it keep asking me to select a program to open it. What should I do? Does anyone know if Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will resolve the whole problem for me?

jay June 17th, 2024 at 3:56 am

Gonna right click run as administrator on thru regedit.exec located in the program files of the windows folder.

bullshit June 21st, 2023 at 6:29 pm

this sucks, cannot access cmd. promt or regedit. the virus has changed gotten smarter and no one has found a solution.

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