Add a Registry Key

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

To find or change any entry in the registry, use Registry Editor. Once you have opened Registry Editor, you can proceed to add a registry key.


Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.


If you make a mistake that results in your computer not starting properly, you can restore the registry. For instructions, see Restore the Registry.

To add a registry key

  1. In Registry Editor, click the registry key under which you would like to add a new key.

  2. Click New on the Edit menu and then click Key.

  3. Type a name for the new key and then press ENTER.