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Access the Registry

by pablito / October 28, 2004 10:35 PM PDT

Good morning, can someone tell me how to access the registry please?


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Re: Access the Registry
by Basket628 / October 28, 2004 10:38 PM PDT
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go to start run then type regedit in the run box.

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Danger !
by Papa Echo / October 28, 2004 11:25 PM PDT

Be warned ! If you do not know how to access the registry, you are not ready to mess with it !

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Re: Danger !
by Mark Holloway / October 28, 2004 11:31 PM PDT
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Sometimes axcessing the Registry is the only way to remove some Trojan virus. Be very careful of any changes you make in your Registry and It is a good idea to make a back up of your Registry before any changes are made. Good Luck

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Reason to access the Registry
by pablito / October 29, 2004 12:24 AM PDT
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I want to erase a file that I mistakenlly saved in Docs & Settinggs\owner\local settings\temp\register.reg - this was part of a crack I downloaded and didn't work. I want to get rid of it to avoid system problems.

Any comments?


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Re: Reason to access the Registry
by Papa Echo / October 29, 2004 12:49 AM PDT

Use System Restore.

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Will do
by pablito / October 29, 2004 1:34 AM PDT

Great idea, thx.

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One thing...
by Papa Echo / October 29, 2004 10:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Will do

If you saved the file manually to that location, System Restore would probably not work to get rid of the file - you have to find the file and delete it manually. However, if you instaled a progeam, then System Restore will revert to a time of your choosing before the installation.

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Re: Access the Registry
by Ceecebee / October 29, 2004 5:58 AM PDT
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First let me say that if you don't know how to access the Windows registry you probably shouldn't even consider opening it. One misstep in editing the registry can cause your computer to become totally useless. For that reason everyone is warned to backup their registry before editing it. Even then, having and restoring a registry backup still requires a fairly high level of technical aptitude and understanding of computers.

Now that I have warned you of the potential problems, here are the steps to open the registry.
1. Click on Start
2. Click on Run
3. In the dialogue box type "regedit" without quotes
4. Press enter

You should now be looking at your registry at its highest level. By mouse clicking on the + signs beside the text labels you will expand each category to the next level. The five registry keys you see can contain 50,000 or more sub-levels of information that controls how your computer operates.

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Re: Access the Registry
by Mr. Chan / October 29, 2004 6:44 PM PDT
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On your left side, you see " start",use your cursor to make everything pops up. then you will see " Run ".Type ' Regedit ' on that box, then the Registry will appear. You will see HKEY_currentuser,HKEY_local machine etc, etc... usually is the current user to do the work. So when you on currentuser, click software, then Microsoft, you will see a whole bunch of registries coming out. Unless you know what you are doing, do not delete any of these registries.
At least, I have just taught you how to get into the ' registry ' of Windows, right?

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Re: Access the Registry
by gizmops / October 30, 2004 1:21 AM PDT
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start, run," regedit ". type regedit without inverted commas.

Now be careful, what you do here can mess your machine up bigtime. If you are trying to remove a problem program that wont go away normally try the SEARCH option to find it. Remember BE VERY CAREFUL::

Good luck

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