Because the Windows registry is a hierarchy, the way regedit is laid out makes typical searches inefficient and slow.
Typically, when performing a search in regedit, you highlight the first line ('Computer') and then perform the search. But since some of the branches shown are really subbranches, certain large sections of the registry are searched more than once when this common strategy is used.
Thus, this typical method is not efficient due to some branches of the registry being searched more than one time.
Given that the standard technique is inefficient, what is a simple and fast strategy to fully search the registry, preferably using regedit?