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Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools by Ed Bott

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Chapter 3. Registry Editor

An unwritten law, passed down from generation to generation by Microsoft Windows support professionals, requires that I begin this chapter with the obligatory warning that editing the registry is potentially dangerous. Most mere mortals never need to know that Registry Editor even exists, much less open it. If you make an incorrect change in the registry, you can break your system. Proceed with caution.

Right, then. With that out of the way, please allow me to spend the rest of this chapter explaining why, on occasion, it’s worth (carefully) ignoring that advice. The judicious use of Registry Editor is often the best and sometimes the only way to accomplish specific tasks that don’t have an easily accessible entry point ...

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