Create a shortcut for Registry Editor
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.