Video: Safely edit the Windows Registry with these five tips

The Windows registry is a powerful tool, but one wrong edit can make a PC unusable. Bill Detwiler shares five tips for safely editing the registry.

Editing the Windows registry is sometimes the quickest way to fix a problem or tweak the operating system to meet your needs. But unless you follow a few safety practices, it can also be a quick route to disaster. During this episode of TR Dojo, I share five tips to help you safely edit the Windows Registry.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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