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RegEdit Basics

Posted On 2009-04-11 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Registry Basics Reg Hack Tweak Value Change
Tags: Tutorial Windows
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  1. To find a string, value, or key
    Open Registry Editor.
    On the Edit menu, click Find.
    In Find what, type the string, value, or key you want to find.
    Select the Keys, Values, Data, and Match whole string only check boxes to match the type of search you want, and then click Find Next.

  2. To add a registry key to Favorites
    Open Registry Editor.
    Select the registry key you want to add to Favorites.
    On the Favorites menu, click Add to Favorites.
    In the Add to Favorites dialog box, accept the default registry key name or type a new one.
    The registry key is added to the Favorites list. You can then return to this list by simply selecting it from the Favorites menu.

  3. To add a key
    Open Registry Editor.
    In the registry tree (on the left), click the registry key under which you would like to add a new key.
    On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
    Type a name for the new key, and then press ENTER.

  4. To add a value
    Open Registry Editor.
    Click the key or entry where you want to add the new value.
    On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click the type of value you want to add: String Value, Binary Value, DWORD Value, Multi-String Value, or Expandable String Value.
    Type a name for the new value, then press ENTER.

  5. To change a value
    Open Registry Editor.
    Select the entry you want to change.
    On the Edit menu, click Modify.
    In Value data, type the new data for the value, and then click OK.

  6. To delete a key or value
    Open Registry Editor.
    Click the key or entry you want to delete.
    On the Edit menu, click Delete.

  7. To rename a key or value
    Open Registry Editor.
    Click the key or entry you want to rename.
    On the Edit menu, click Rename.
    Type the new name, and then press ENTER.

  8. To copy a registry key name
    Open Registry Editor.
    In the registry tree (on the left), click a registry key.
    On the Edit menu, click Copy Key Name.
    Paste the name of the registry key into another program or document.

  9. To restore the registry
    Open Registry Editor.
    Click Options, and then click Print to print these instructions. (If you are using the Help and Support Center, click Print above the topic area.) They will not be available after you shut down your computer in step 2.
    Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
    In the list, click Restart, and then click OK.
    When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
    Use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
    NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.
    Use the arrow keys to highlight an operating system, and then press ENTER.


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