Jul 30 2008

How to Open Multiple Instances of Regedit at the Same Time in Vista


If your comfortable working in the windows registry wouldn’t it be nice to have multiple editors open at the same time, you could one open to make your changes and another to see how it was configured before you changed everything or for whatever reason you want.

Well If you ever tried to open more that one at a time you know windows just won’t let you, until now. Here’s the secret.

Open Regedit the way you normally do then click the Start Orb > Run, then type? regedit /m in the run dialog box? then Ok, approve the UAC if prompted and another instance if registry editor will open, do it again and you’ll have another and another.

Dual registry

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    5 Comments on this post


    1. trm96 said:

      Awesome, this is just what I was looking for! Thanks!

      November 22nd, 2008 at 1:34 pm
    2. Kevin said:

      @trm96. Thanks for visiting.

      November 22nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    3. gtasking said:

      /m huh? I cannot tell how much i looked for just to learn that! thanks šŸ˜€

      December 19th, 2008 at 5:59 am
    4. Gastric said:

      Excellent. I looked for this for years even before Vista, and I can use it now with Win7 thanks to you. šŸ™‚

      March 24th, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    5. Aiden said:

      Mind blown!!! I’ve done extensive searches for Regedit switches and have never seen this before. You’re awesome!!!!

      June 27th, 2014 at 9:06 am


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