Sites with registry information....
Found a couple of sites where one can learn much registry information.....
Another site is...
[This message has been edited by Bob-NB (edited 09-02-99).]
Thanks Bob! Now I might be able to figure out what the other 15,000 items in my registry do, if anything.
Thanks Susan. This is one area (registry) where every post gives the warning
"any changes to the registry may be hazardous to your system".
It sure makes some people skiddish about changing anything there. Most of these sites contain good information, and it never hurts to learn more about our systems.
I still remember my first crash after making some registry changes. I thought that I had killed the computer. It was the first, of many times, that I got practice formatting and re-loading windows.
Of course, now I know that I could have just restored the registry with an earlier version, but How was I to know...I was just a "newbie". Nowadays, all we have to do is utilize BBA's winold-winback approach to be back up and running in minutes - not hours,
Would anyone care to post their experience's regarding registry changes and the problem's they created - or solved???
(PS...I'm going to post a notice in the general forum for those wishing to come here and add their comments)
[This message has been edited by Bob-NB (edited 09-03-99).]
I had to hack the registry to enable my Access 97 to work with Win98SE.
Apparently the install for Office Pro97 forgets to install the licence key (doh!).
Another undocumented feature.
I created a new (ahem! no EULA lectures please) licence key with complete success. Naturally I have since (legally) fixed this with the MS patch which I was unaware of at the time.
I am no pirate, but at the time this was the only way to "fix" a product that I had paid for and expected to work first time.
I won't go into detail, but the freeware utility Regmon was the very useful straw that broke the camel's back.
I had to dig around in the registry to find the autodial function and disable it. I had several systems that were trying to dial the internet everytime they booted. The autodial check box was checked and grayed out. The only way to change it was through the registry. I have the exact key info buried around here somewhere if anyone is interested.
I have also had to wash the registry of all password and security info. I found out that it would have been faster to reload the system!
Symantec once spent three days finding a fix to a problem with their pcAnywhere software. The fix required changing a couple of things in the registry. I have this info buried a little deeper, but I'll look for it if anyone needs it. It had to do with a problem in the use of remote printers not staying set.
It's amazing what you can do with the registry! It's like fire, you have to repsect its power, because as soon as you don't respect it, you get burned!
I haven't done much experimenting with Registry, but I definitely am intrigued with it! It's just so awesome.
Mainly, I use the Registry to delete stubborn program entries after uninstalling, and have done the NetTransMTU/TTL modem & connection tweaks thing. I also use it to keep an eye on what's really on my system.
So much to learn, so little time!
BTW - if anyone finds that NSA Key, please post it because I couldn't find it in my registry - it must be named something else.
I wish Microsoft on-line help would also learn more about what under the hood of the car, aka Win98 registry. They insult your intelligence.
Just look at any of MS's apps these days! They do nothing but insult your intelligence!
They no longer write apps for the intelligent user, only for the users that are so stupid that they shouldn't be using the computer in the first place. In fact, many of the users that MS is writing apps for, don't know how to use the help system anyway!
If you are really lacking in humor give a call to the Microsoft PSS (Premier Support Service) and ask them some questions about the registry. Of course have your credit card ready for the $200 charge.
Caller: What does all this stuff in the registry do?
MS Tech: I have no idea, neither do the programmers that created it.
Caller: Can I delete it?
MS Tech: No, it has to be there to use up your system resources.
MS Tech: So PC manufacturers can sell you more power for your software and Microsoft can sell you more software that can waste more resources and the cycle can repeat.
BG: So I can take more of your money.
[This message has been edited by nilknarf (edited 09-08-99).]
[img]/forum/smile.gif[/img] It is funny that there are so many good resources on the net for registry info (like those above, good stuff indeed) and not one of them is done by Microsoft.
Go to http://www.itlibrary.com/reference/l...6x/htm/toc.htm
for an entire online book on the registry.
The whole itlibrary site is a suberb resource, and as I discovered yesterday, it is an Earthweb site and linked from the Sysopt home page! Go try it!
NB Some books are free, I think many others are pay-per-view. The ratio is about 4:6, but that's still rather good value IMO.
Thanks for the link U-96. I now have the site bookmarked for future reference!
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