Windows 7 forum

Question

Windows registry key history.

by samrat189 / April 24, 2013 4:08 PM PDT

Hello,

I got to change value to one of the registry keys for office products. I wanted to know list of applications that are affected by this change. I have very basic knowledge about windows registry stuff. Is there any way to find out list of applications accessed by a particular registry key in its life time ever since the key is created.

Thanks
Sam.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows registry key history.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows registry key history.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Re: registry
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 4:57 PM PDT

No.

But it's safe to assume that no other programs than Office programs read keys meant for Office.

Kees

Collapse -
Answer
Such granular logging is not stock
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 12:25 AM PDT

I guess you could install monitoring/logging software such as http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896652.aspx (now in process monitor) but the extra overhead and sheer volume of information could have some users screaming or fuming.

It's an interesting thing to try but for me it would be purely an academic study.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Tech explained

Do you know what an OLED TV is?

CNET explains how OLED technology differs from regular TVs, and what you need to know to make the right shopping decision.