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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out, 2nd Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 34. Editing the Registry

If you've ever read anything about the registry, you've seen the warnings: Do not try this at home—really. Making changes to the registry directly, as opposed to letting your software do it for you, is hazardous. An errant edit can bring your system down. That's why Microsoft Windows is set up so that you normally don't have to get involved with the registry. When you change some detail about your system's configuration ...

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