Windows 10: Unable to open regedit.exe

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  1.    11 Aug 2015 #1

    Unable to open regedit.exe

    Since I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 8.1 Pro, I am unable to get my registry open.
    I don't get any warning or error message when opening it. Just nothing happens. There is no background task that is running. I already tried googling the problem, but ofcourse no hits yet.
    I also asked my colleagues at work and they haven't had an issue with it either.
    I'm pretty much clueless what's causing this at the moment, if anyone has an idea what it could be I'd be greatful for any input.
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  2. Posts : 3,207
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       11 Aug 2015 #2

    Have you tried?

    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Try Repairs section in this utility then: - Windows Repair
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3

    Hi there

    I always click 'Run', type in 'regedit' and then click OK followed by Yes to the UAC prompt.
    The Registry Editor then opens up.
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  4.    11 Aug 2015 #4

    DaddyG said: View Post
    Hi there

    I always click 'Run', type in 'regedit' and then click OK followed by Yes to the UAC prompt.
    The Registry Editor then opens up.
    Thanks for the suggestion but I'm not completely stupid :)
    I work as a PC Technician so I know what commands to run to open anything Windows related.

    TairikuOkami I'll try your suggestion, didn't know that would work on Windows 10 already.
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  5.    11 Aug 2015 #5

    Nothing helps. Ran sfc /scannow and, still having the same problem.
    I also noticed if I try to install CCleaner for example, that program isn't opening either?
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  6. Posts : 5,703
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       11 Aug 2015 #6

    I don't see where it says it supports Windows 10 on the web site.
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  7.    11 Aug 2015 #7

    Have you tried to create a new user? If you can you can find out of there is something wrong with your user account.
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  • Posts : 3,207
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       12 Aug 2015 #8

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I don't see where it says it supports Windows 10 on the web site.
    Obviously their webmaster does not keep up. v3.3.0 - Program now supports Windows 10.
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  •    12 Aug 2015 #9

    I was having problems with a install of Windows 10TP (Not the same problem as you) and a reinstall over 10 fixed my problem.
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  •    12 Aug 2015 #10

    @Winuser: Win 10TP?

    I've tried creating a new user, this does not solve the issue.
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