Unsystematically adding a new registry key or a collection of registry values possibly would not injure anything, but it is not going to execute you good, either. On the other hand, there are a small number of examples where you might add a registry value to the Windows Registry to complete a very exact goal, commonly to facilitate a feature or repair a problem.
No matter what tutorial you follow to repair whatever issue, or add whatever feature, here is how to add new keys and values to the Windows Registry:
- Do regedit to start Registry Editor.
- On left side of Registry Editor, direct to the registry key that you wish to add another key to, commonly referred to as a subkey, or the key you wish to add a value to.
- Once you have set the registry key you wish to add to, you can add the key or value you want to add:
- If you create a new registry key, then do a Right-click or tap-and-hold on the key it would be under and pick New -> Key. Name the new registry key and then press Enter.
- If you create a new registry value, then do a Right-click or tap-and-hold on the key it should exist within and select New, followed by the type of value you wish to produce. Name the value, press Enter to endorse, and then open the newly created value and set the Value data it should have.
- Close the open Registry Editor window.
- Restart your PC, unless you are sure the new keys/values you have added would not require a restart to execute whatever it is they are thought to perform. Just do it if you are not sure.
Confidently whatever thing you were attempting to accomplish with these registry additions functioned out, but if not, check again that you added the key/value to the correct area of the registry and that you have named this new data properly.