To find or change any entry in the registry, use Registry Editor. Once you have opened Registry Editor, you can proceed to add a value to a registry key entry.


Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.


If you make a mistake that results in your computer not starting properly, you can restore the registry. For instructions, see Restore the Registry.

To add a value to a registry key entry
  1. In Registry Editor, click the key or entry where you want to add the new value.

  2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click the type of value you want to add: String Value, Binary Value, DWORD (32-bit) Value, QWORD (64-bit) Value, Multi-String Value, or Expandable String Value.

  3. Type a name for the new value and then press ENTER.


    When you add a registry value to a registry key, the new registry value name and data type are saved with default data. For instructions on how to modify the default value, see Change a Value.