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How to edit registry? and when?

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by dRb63 In reply to edit registry

To edit registry: Start -> Run -> regedit. When to use: not when you're drinking!

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by dmiles In reply to edit registry

See the following sites in reference to editing the registry
http://www.windowsgalore.com/windows.95/registry_edit.html
http://web.idirect.com/wecomp/public/registry.html

Only edit the registry when their is a problem that can only be solved byediting the registry.

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by TheChas In reply to edit registry

You use regedit to edit the registry.

The 'normal' user should NEVER need to edit the registry.

Some times when it may be necessary to edit the registry:

Remove keys for software programs when the un-install fails.

Remove old hardware when the hard drive is moved to a different PC and you are having problems with conflicts from the old hardware.

Remove some programs that run at startup, and do not allow you to stop them from their menus.

If you are running Windows 98, Me, or XP, you have a tool that is easier to use for the normal user.
The tool is msconfig.
It also runs from the run box on the start menu.

The advantage of msconfig, is that it takes care of the syntax of the registry and system files for you.

Now,for most systems, it is a good idea to use a registry scanner to find and remove bed keys from the registry.
I have used both V-Com Fix-It, and Norton Win Doctor with acceptable results.

There are also a number of free-ware and share-ware programs that do the same.

Chas

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by Peter Johnstone In reply to edit registry

Hi,
I would recommend looking at this site as well as reading all the other answers given:

www.winguides.com

and in particular the tutorial at:

www.winguides.com/article.php?id=1&guide=registry

Above all remember that editing the Registry can leave your computer crippled! Make sure you backup the Registry first and understand how to ?role it back? to a good point.

Good luck,
Peter Johnstone

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