At times the find will take a while - and with each subsequent release of Windows the registry keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Does it tell you when it finds things?
How long do you let it run? Does the Find dialog continue to say "Searching the registry"?
What version of W10 are you running?
Run the winver command from the run dialog to find out (we'll need the exact OS build number).
I'm running build 11099 and just searched for a nonsense string and it took a very, very long time.
Mine has been running for 20 minutes or so. I'll check back later to let you know if mine stopped or not.
As of now, it's earned a report to the Insider folks.
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