Opening the Registry Editor without Elevated Privileges
April 6, 2007 3 Comments
When editing the Windows Vista Registry in the HKCU (HKEY_CURRENT_USER) hives there will be no elevation required because this part of the registry affects only your user account in Windows Vista. If you need to open the Windows Vista Registry with Elevated Privileges then read "Opening the Registry Editor with Elevated Privileges".
Here are the instructions that I use to edit the Windows Vista registry for the current user.
Opening the Registry without Elevation
- Click on the Start Orb (commonly known as the Start button).
- Type regedit,exe in the Start Search field on the Start Menu. Refer to Step 1 on the Image below.
- The Programs in the Start Menu in the left pane will populate. "regedit.exe" should appear.
- Click on regedit.exe to launch the Windows Vista Registry Editor. Refer to Step 2 on the Image below.
- The Registry Editor window will open. Refer to Image below.
Edited: May 3, 2012