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What is regedit.exe?

Part of Registry Editor by Microsoft

What is it?

The Microsoft Registry Editor (regedit.exe) enables you to view, search for, and change settings in your system registry, which contains information about how your computer runs. The program comes bundled with the Windows operating system and provides a graphical interface that allows users to access the Windows registry.
(regedit.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does regedit.exe run?

Process - regedit.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. regedit.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does regedit.exe start?

Shell open command - regedit.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of regedit with and identifier of regedit.exe "%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the regedit.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of regedit.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is regedit.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.05099% CPU509911.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.98 MB RAM27.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
81 GDI objects54.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          19 context switches/sec19.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Registry Editor?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows XP (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: regedit.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Registry Editor
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 417 KB
Original file name: REGEDIT.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0840174254%
Privileged CPU: 0.0330262882%
User CPU: 0.05099113725439%
Privileged CPU time: 8546.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 546,371,049
Context switches /sec: 19
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 78.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 95 MB
Paged memory: 5.98 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.36 MB
Paged system memory: 146.68 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.49 KB
Working set memory: 7.75 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.54 MB
Min working set memory: 7.75 MB
Private memory: 5.98 MB
Page faults: 3,458
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 60 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,371
Total other transfer: 824 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 81
Peak GDI objects: 102
USER objects: 25
Peak USER objects: 40
Handle count average: 68
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Shell open command details

Name: regfile
Command: regedit.exe "%1"

Image hashes

MD5: 2e2c937846a0b8789e5e91739284d17a
SHA-1: f48138dc476e040b8a9925c7d2650b706178e863
SHA-256: a98e39f727cfe54c38f71c8aa7b4e8d330dd50773ad42e9e1f190b8716828f30

PE image details

Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 2.83629
File packed: No
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