Cre­ate a short­cut for Reg­istry Ed­i­tor

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To open your PC’S Reg­istry Ed­i­tor, you need to press the Win­dows key, type regedit, press En­ter, then click Yes. If you use it of­ten, then you should cre­ate a desk­top short­cut for it. In or­der to make some reg­istry changes, you’ll need to pro­vide Ad­min rights. We’ll show you how to make this a de­fault setting when­ever you launch the Reg­istry Ed­i­tor.

Right-click any blank desk­top area, move your cur­sor to New, then click Short­cut. Type the fol­low­ing inside the ‘Type the location of the item’ field: C:\win­dows\regedit.exe, then click Next. Name the short­cut (Reg­istry Ed­i­tor – or what­ever you want), then click Fin­ish. With this done, you can open your Reg­istry Ed­i­tor us­ing this desk­top short­cut.

We’ll now show you how to en­sure that your Reg­istry Ed­i­tor opens with ad­min­is­tra­tor priv­i­leges. Right-click the desk­top short­cut you cre­ated, then click Prop­er­ties. In the win­dow that opens, click the Ad­vanced but­ton (see screen­shot above), tick ‘Run as ad­min­is­tra­tor’, then click OK. To cre­ate a key­board short­cut for your Reg­istry Ed­i­tor, click inside the Short­cut key field, press the key com­bi­na­tion you want to use (‘CTRL+ALT+T’ in our screen­shot), click Ap­ply, then OK.

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