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.
For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or check out Jack Wallen's article, "Five tips for editing the Windows registry... safely."
I mention the following resources during the episode:
- Windows XP Professional Product Documentation - Reg command
- Registry Cleaners: Are they a good thing, or possibly bad?
- Common Windows issues you can fix with a registry hack
- 10 cool registry edits and tweaks for Windows XP
- Why your registry doesn't need cleaning
- Remote registry administration in Windows XP Professional
- Talking Shop: Troubleshooting the registry
- Get IT Done: Learn the basics of backing up the Windows registry
- What's all the buzz about registry hives?
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