Registry Tools - RegEdit.EXE
There are two tools available for viewing and editing the registry, each with slightly different abilities: RegEdit.exe and RegEdt32.exe.
To launch the RegEdit tool, type regedit at the Start Run prompt and click OK. The RegEdit interface will load and present a top-level view of the Registry.
The five hives previously discussed are visible as top-level folders, much like the C: drive in My Computer. To understand better the Registry and this tool we will complete some common tasks.
Before working with the Registry, be aware that one slip of the mouse can render a computer unusable. Deleting the wrong key or value can cause effects ranging from disappearing menus to a complete refusal to boot up. Before undertaking any work, always back up the Registry by using the System State backup option in the Windows backup tool When following instructions from Microsoft, the following caveat is always in force:
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