To edit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, open the Windows Registry Editor by typing "regedit" in Run under the Start menu. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE is a registry hive found in the Windows registry and not a file found on the hard drive.Continue Reading
The Windows registry is an integral part of the operating system and should not be edited without previous knowledge on how to use it. It contains settings and data values for many of Window's systems.
If you choose to edit a registry key, back it up first by selecting the key, right-clicking, and choosing "Export." If the key edit causes any issues, find the backup file you created and double-click on it or choose "Import" in the Windows Registry Editor menu, under "File."Learn more about Computers & Hardware