Editing the Windows Registry (continued...)
Before making any changes to the Registry, or opening the
Registry Editor, you should back up the Registry. Mistakes in
the Registry Editor can cause big time problems with Windows.
If you haven't already done so, check out the articles under
Care & Maintenance, on backing up and restoring the system
click on the links in the left column.
Even if you don't plan on doing any editing or manipulation
of the Registry, it's still important to back it up. It's just
as important to check those backups and make sure they work
properly. The only way to do that, is to try it out.
We're going to be
looking at the Registry and using the Registry Editor.
We'll discuss some
of the terms used in the editor, and take a look at the different
keys and what they contain. We'll look at changing different
values, manipulating data, and how to search the Registry for
that particular data or value.