What Is the Registry Editor - "regedit.exe"
This section provides a quick introduction of the Registry Editor, regedit.exe, and what basic functions you can use with regedit.exe.
What Is the Registry Editor?
Here is what described by Microsoft:
Registry Editor is an advanced tool for viewing and changing settings in your system registry,
which contains information about how your computer runs. Windows stores its configuration information
in a database (the registry) that is organized in a tree format.
Although Registry Editor enables you to inspect and modify the registry, normally you do not need to do so,
and making incorrect changes can break your system.
An advanced user who is prepared to both edit and restore the registry can safely
use Registry Editor for such tasks as eliminating duplicate entries or deleting entries for programs
that have been uninstalled or deleted.
The quickest way to start the Registry Editor is to:
click "Start > Run", type in "regedit.exe" and click OK.
On the Registry Editor, you can:
- Find a string, value, or key
- Add a registry key to Favorites
- Add a key
- Add a value
- Change a value
- Delete a key or value
- Rename a key or value
- Copy a registry key name
- Restore the registry
- Export all or part of the registry to a text file
- Import some or all of the registry
- Export a registry key to a hive file
- Import a registry key from a hive file
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction to Microsoft Windows
Introduction to Windows Explorer
Introduction to Internet Explorer
"Paint" Program and Computer Graphics
GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program
JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size
GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background
"WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool
"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool
FTP Server, Client and Commands
"FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server
Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"
Spyware Adware Detection and Removal
IE Addon Program Listing and Removal
Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network
Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router
Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool
"tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information
"msconfig" - System Configuration Tool
Configuring and Managing System Services
►Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools
What Is Windows Registry
Registry Hives - HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, HKCC, and HKPD
Registry Supporting Files - Registry Backups
►What Is the Registry Editor - "regedit.exe"
"regedit.exe" - Finding Registry Keys for FreeCell
"regedit.exe" - Viewing Registry Values
"regedit.exe" - Changing Registry Values
"regedit.exe" - Exporting Registry Keys
"regedit.exe" - Importing Registry Keys
Command Line Console Registry Tool - "reg.exe"
"reg.exe" - Query Registry Keys and Values
Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance
Winsock - Windows Sockets API
Java on Windows
Glossary of Terms
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