How to Delete Registry Keys Entries In Windows!
If you run Microsoft Windows, most of your computer’s settings and options are stored in a nifty database called the Windows Registry. The database is usually stable and efficient, but there are some occasions when you have to manually delete some keys and values in the registry to make your computer function at its optimum levels. Here are some ways to delete registry keys.
Registry Editor:The values, keys, and subkeys in the Windows Registry can be accessed, modified, viewed, and deleted through registry editors. While there are some free registry editors that may be installed on the computer, the best and the most accessible one available to you is the free editor that already comes with Microsoft Windows. To run the Windows Registry Editor, follow these steps:
- Click on the Start menu, and navigate to the Run command.
- Type “regedit.exe” (without the quotation marks), and hit the Enter key.
- The Registry Editor will now be open.
The Windows Registry Editor looks like a simplified version of Windows Explorer. The only difference is that the panes contain the keys and registry values that contain your computer’s settings. To delete keys and subkeys in the Windows Registry, follow these steps:
Deleting Registry Keys:
- Before modifying entries and keys in the Windows Registry, it’s very important to back up the values first. Click on the File menu, click “Export,” and save the registry values.
- Groups like registry keys and subkeys may be deleted from the left pane of the Windows Registry Editor. To delete specific entries in the system registry, navigate from the left pane and delete the specific registry entry on the right pane of the window.
- After deleting the registry keys, save all changes and restart your computer.