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Reg delete

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Deletes a subkey or entries from the registry.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Reg delete <KeyName> [{/v ValueName | /ve | /va}] [/f]

 

Parameter Description

<KeyName>

Specifies the full path of the subkey or entry to be deleted. To specify a remote computer, include the computer name (in the format \\ComputerName\) as part of the KeyName. Omitting \\ComputerName\ causes the operation to default to the local computer. The KeyName must include a valid root key. Valid root keys for the local computer are: HKLM, HKCU, HKCR, HKU, and HKCC. If a remote computer is specified, valid root keys are: HKLM and HKU.

/v <ValueName>

Deletes a specific entry under the subkey. If no entry is specified, then all entries and subkeys under the subkey will be deleted.

/ve

Specifies that only entries that have no value will be deleted.

/va

Deletes all entries under the specified subkey. Subkeys under the specified subkey are not deleted.

/f

Deletes the existing registry subkey or entry without asking for confirmation.

/?

Displays help for reg delete at the command prompt.

The following table lists the return values for the reg delete operation.

 

Value Description

0

Success

1

Failure

To delete the registry key Timeout and its all subkeys and values, type:

REG DELETE HKLM\Software\MyCo\MyApp\Timeout

To delete the registry value MTU under HKLM\Software\MyCo on the computer named ZODIAC, type:

REG DELETE \\ZODIAC\HKLM\Software\MyCo /v MTU

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