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How to Open RegEdit in Windows

Updated on December 15, 2012
Regedit - Edit your System Registry
Regedit - Edit your System Registry

Aspects Covered are as follows:

  • How to get to Registry Editor using regedit in windows 7
  • How to change the Registered Owner name using regedit

Windows Registry is the place where, the system stores all configuration settings for your Microsoft windows operating system, in a key value pair.

Whenever you install a software or a change to the operating system is made, a entry is registered with the windows registry to keep track of it and have it Authorized to run on your computer system.

Let's now see how you can get to Registry editor on your windows 7 PC.

Instructions:

  1. Click Start on your system
  2. In the search field where it says 'Search programs and Files' type 'regedit' and hit enter
  3. You will see a pop up asking for Access to run Registry Editor, Click Yes.
  4. Registry editor will now open up

Click start and type in regedit on the search box
Click start and type in regedit on the search box
When asked for access click yes and registry editor will open up
When asked for access click yes and registry editor will open up

Changing Registered Owner name using regedit

Instructions:

  1. Go to Registry Editor
  2. Go to 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\', double-click on the 'RegisteredOwner' key.
  3. On the prompt change the value to any desired value, for e.g. 'HubPages'
  4. Click OK and exit the registry editor
  5. Now Open a notepad or any other program on your system and clikc Help > About

You can now see the registered name changed to HubPages for the product.

Registry Owner name change
Registry Owner name change
Name changed to hubpages
Name changed to hubpages

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