Working with Registry Keys and Settings

Now that you’ve had a look around, you’re ready to start working with the registry’s keys and settings. In this section, we’ll give you the general procedures for basic tasks, such as modifying, adding, renaming, deleting, and searching for entries, and more. These techniques will serve you well throughout the rest of the book when we take you through some specific registry modifications.

Changing the Value of a Registry Entry

Changing the value of a registry entry is a matter of finding the appropriate key, choosing the setting you want to change, and editing the setting’s value. Unfortunately, finding the key you need isn’t always a simple matter. Knowing the root keys and their main subkeys, as described ...

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