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Microsoft® Windows® Registry Guide, 2nd Edition by Jerry Honeycutt

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Chapter 2. Using Registry Editor

Registry Editor is the tool you use to edit the registry directly. You change the registry every time you log on to the computer, and you also do it indirectly through Control Panel or the Run dialog box, which updates the registry’s list of programs that you’ve run recently. With Registry Editor, you affect settings without the help of a user interface. That makes Registry Editor one of the operating system’s most powerful and dangerous tools. On one hand, you can customize Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 in ways that aren’t possible ...

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