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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft® Windows® XP by Austin Wilson, Scott Andersen, Geoff Winslow, Paul McFedries

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Working with Registry Entries

Chapter 2, illustrates that the registry is one of Windows XP’s most crucial data structures. However, the registry isn’t a tool wielded only by Windows XP. Most 32-bit applications make use of the registry as a place to store setup options, customization values selected by the user, and much more. Interestingly, your scripts can get in on the act as well. Not only can your scripts read the current value of any registry setting, but they can also use the registry as a storage area. This lets you keep track of user settings, recently used files, and any other configuration data that you’d like to save between sessions. This section shows you how to use the WshShell object to manipulate the registry from within your ...

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