Microsoft has updated Windows a few times in past years, with changes that weren’t minor ones, rather major updates. Apart from customizing the main user interface, Windows got an overall user interface change, from start button to metro UI. If everything is checked in detail, we would get to know that almost all the stock Windows apps have somehow got their share of updates except for one.
Yes, you guessed it right. The Windows registry is one of the editors that hasn’t received any major improvements or user interface updates in the latest Windows versions like Windows 8 and Windows 10. As per our understanding, the reason is that very little people use this feature in Windows.
The Windows registry is an archive for collecting and storing configuration settings of Windows components, installed software, and applications. It helps your operating system operate and manage the computer, among other things. Whenever the hardware or software is started, it retrieves the necessary information from the registry to get started.
To our surprise, in latest Windows 10 update, Microsoft added a small feature i.e search in registry editor. It means that now you can search for different entries or keys inside registry editor and edit them. This new feature is available in Windows 10 build 14942. If you are curious to about how to use this feature, go through the tutorial we have shared below:
Steps to Search in Registry Editor in Windows 10
- Open the registry editor in Windows 10 from either start menu or using Windows key + R key.
- Once it is opened, you will see a new top bar which will have Computer text by default. This is actually the search bar.
- Just paste the location you want to go and press Enter. It will go to that location right away.
Let us know if there’s any issue with searching in registry editor in Windows 10.
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