Things to Avoid while Editing the Windows Registry in Windows 10

Reader question:
Hey, Wally, I like to customize Windows with electric toys. However, I recently came across a mod that didn’t have an electric toy, but I wondered if I could apply it myself. Can everything be undone in the registry editor? What do I need to consider when reviewing registration? Thank you – Bianca S., United Kingdom.

Before troubleshooting a computer problem, I always recommend scanning and correcting the underlying issues that are affecting the health and performance of your PC:

  • Step 1 : Download the PC recovery and optimization program (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click Start Scan to detect problems in the Windows registry that may be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click Restore All to resolve all issues.

By setting up automatic scanners on a weekly (or daily) basis, you can prevent system problems and get your PC back up and running quickly and smoothly.

Wally’s reply: First of all, I recommend that you do not modify the Windows registry unless it is absolutely necessary. But if you’re just doing it for fun, there are ways to do it right and have fun.


Windows is a highly modified operating system. You can do whatever you want. You should be able to do almost anything with it. The Windows registry editor (regedit) is one of the gateways to this new world of possibilities. However, if you make a mistake, you may cause irreparable damage to your Windows operating system if you do not follow best practices and do not backup the registry first.

Here are 5 things to keep in mind when editing the Windows Registry :

1. Use only the registry editor (regedit) to modify the registry

It’s very important. Make sure you only use the built-in registry editor. To run it, press WindowsKey+R and type regedit. Then press the Enter key and the system should start.

2. Before you do anything, go back!

It is very important to always make a backup of the registry before making any changes. You can do this with a registry cleaner or through the registry editor itself.

Just go to the File section and click the Export button.

You will be asked to save the file. Keep it in a safe place.

Also, create a new system restore point to be very careful.

3. Preliminary analysis of register

You may want to scan the registry with registry optimization software to make sure there are no problems before making any changes. Close all running programs so that the program can scan the registry without any possible interference.

The software can show you a list of possible registry problems. It’s normal and it’s not bad.

It is preferable not to address issues marked with caution or extreme caution as this may result in significant changes to the register. They are just in case you have a big problem with Windows and the registry really needs a major overhaul.

4. Use extreme caution at each step

If you change the registration, you will probably follow the instructions you found on the Internet. Follow these instructions exactly as described above. If the desired result is not forthcoming, it is better to change things as they were than to try something random. Indeed, there is no magic undo button that allows you to undo the changes you made while editing. So be careful.

5. Has it worked?

After you have changed the registry, restart your computer and see if anything has changed. Did it work? Is Windows behaving as you expect? Did anything unusual happen?

Oh, and remember the backup we did earlier in the log? Now is the time to do it if you want to get back the changes you made.

To restore the backup, go to File and click Import. Locate the file and click OK to restore the registry to its previous state.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on Facebook or Twitter. I will try to help you with your questions! Have a nice day.)

Is your PC in good health?

I always recommend my readers to regularly use a reliable registry cleaner and optimizer, like WinThruster or CCleaner. Many of the problems that occur can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Have fun with the math! 🙂

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frequently asked questions

Is it safe to change the registry?

Modifying the registry is sometimes the best way to solve a problem or customize Windows to suit your needs. A wrong entry can render a Windows computer unusable or, worse, unbootable. … Therefore, any user attempting to modify the registry should do so with caution.

What precautions should be taken before making changes to the registry?

Application support Windows 7 Registry editing tools

Why change the register? What are the hazards of machining and what precautions should be taken?

Modifying the Windows registry can be a dangerous task. The registry stores a large amount of data needed to start up and run the computer. A bad change to the Windows registry can make a computer unstable or, worse, not start up at all.

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