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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    Windows 10
       24 Nov 2015 #1

    Searching through registry takes forever after November Windows 10 upd


    Recently i've updated my Windows 10 Pro x64 with that big November update without any issues except that now searching through registry takes literally forever because it never ends. It still finds entries but eventually it would just get stuck on searching and if i try to cancel it - regedit crashes.

    This seems to happen somewhere during the search through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entries because i can search fine up to HKLM and past it but not inside it.

    I've been wondering what could be causing this?

    I've also tried exporting HKLM entries and found out that it's about 230 mb which seems a lot for a registry.
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  2.    24 Nov 2015 #2

    The regedit crashing is happening to lots of people (see here fore example). We need to wait for a fix.

    I just exported HKLM and it was 190MB (202MB if I export everything) for me - this is on a clean install with no additional programs installed yet - so 230MB doesn't seem completely unreasonable.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    Windows 10
       24 Nov 2015 #3

    Guess i've been searching for wrong words this whole time :/

    Thx for showing me that thread. Yeah i've got 2 month's old installation of Windows with a lot of software installed so that's why its a bit bigger.
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  4.    24 Nov 2015 #4

    Cel said: View Post
    Guess i've been searching for wrong words this whole time :/
    I only knew 'cos it happened to me...
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  5. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 52
    Windows 10
       20 Dec 2015 #5

    Cel said: View Post
    ... searching through registry takes literally forever because it never ends. It still finds entries but eventually it would just get stuck on searching and if i try to cancel it - regedit crashes. ...
    Same here. Any fix in sight?
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  6. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,543
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       21 Dec 2015 #6

    1. regedit from build 10240 is said to work- some have replaced the current one with that. Details in a lengthy thread on this topic.
    2. 'Easier' in several respects and better in that you get extra features like the equivalent of an address bar so you can paste registry key names into it is to use one of the free 3rd party registry editors. Some offer better searching in that they search the whole of the registry, and list all results, and some allow searching for multiple items in one search.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,938
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       21 Dec 2015 #7

    I have not used Windows regedit in years. I bought a registry editor long time ago, and it works very well with the last 3 versions of Windows. But its not a free app. Registry Workshop. I'm sure their are free apps too, but I just prefer Registry Workshop and its features.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    Windows 10
       21 Dec 2015 #8

    Personally im just waiting for a microsoft fix. I don't use regedit that often and i usually know where the keys i need are located in the first place.

    I've tried confirming this issue on answers.microsoft.com but i was just put through the motions of "do sfc /scannow and use windows troubleshooting".

    At some point after you've dealt with windows and pc issues in general long enough those two suggestions are just infuriating. No one replied me after those two suggestions but i hope that they know about the issue anyway. Even if they don't - its just a matter of waiting for the next build.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 806
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       22 Dec 2015 #9

    Another option is just to use regscanner for searches which will open regedit if you need to edit it. There's the portable version so installation is not even needed.

    RegScanner: Alternative to RegEdit find/search/scan of Windows
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  10.    09 Sep 2016 #10

    The solution for the issue where CTRL-F in registry results in an endless search is CMD as Administrator and regsvr32 oleacc.dll ENTER. Please help STOP THE GLOBALISTS! http://www.stoptheglobalists.com. Americans are in grave danger with little time left as UN combat vehicles and troops position themselves in various positions throughout the USA.
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