Eager to know how to delete registry file in windows 7? While deleting the files from registry, you should be aware of what you are performing. If you’re sure to remove the file, to speed up the performance of your system and to discard the unwanted softwares, then it’s fine.
Actually it is needed because when you uninstall any software it gets removed from the control panel but not from your PC. Registory editor i.e “regedit.exe” still store that software in it. If you want to permanently delete it or to remove some other content from the registry, you have to edit the registry settings.
Before editing the registry editor, it’s better to take a backup of it, in case, you have mistakenly edited the wrong files, then you can use the option, which is available to restore it to the previous settings.
Steps to Delete Registry File in Windows 7
Step 1: Go to “Start”, and type “regedit” in the search bar , the “regedit.exe” file appears, right click on it and choose “Run as administrator” to open the registry editor.
The Registry editor is a crucial point, responsible for all the working of your computer system. A small mistake while editing a registry can lead to a system failure. So, be sure about what you are doing.
Step 2: The Registry editor will open, click on the left side arrow of “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” to expand it.
Step 3: Then go to “Software” and expand this option, so that you”ll be able to see the list of softwares installed on your computer.
Step 4: To delete a specific file, you should know about the owner of that particular software.
For an example: I want to delete MS Office, so I will search for the folder named “Microsoft” , as it is the software owned by the Microsoft company. Once you find that folder i.e “Microsoft”, click on the arrow to expand it as there may be numerous software installed in your system by the same owner.
Step 5: Here, under “Microsoft” folder you have to look for “Office”, then right click on it and choose “Delete” to remove it.
Step 6: It’s not completed yet, close all the folders you have explored, and then go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” and perform the same task as done before.
Step 7: You”ll find the “Software” option , explore it, so that you may come across various software, installed on your computer.
Step 8: Click on “Microsoft” folder.
Step 9: Right click on “Office” folder, then choose the “Delete” option.
In order to implement the changes, the system needs to be restart.
Hope you have understood this tutorial, one thing I want to remind you is that you can apply these steps in Windows XP and Vista as well.