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Re-Initailize Your Registry Without Rebooting

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Re-Initailize Your Registry Without Rebooting (Windows 9x)
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Some registry changes require you to restart Windows before they are enabled. This tip lets you reinitialize your registry and refresh your desktop without having to leave Windows.
Save your work before attempting this tip!
Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE, to bring up the Windows task list. Highlight 'Explorer' and click on 'End Task', if the Shutdown screen is shown, click 'Cancel'. After a few seconds an error message will popup, click on 'End Task' and the Windows explorer will be reloaded along with any new registry settings.


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