Windows® Vista edit registry
Windows Vista Edit Registry. Why should you know about Windows Vista Edit Registry?
Sometimes when there are problems with computer’s operating system, be it low performance in speed or just some particular software acting oddly you will need to know how to edit registry. So there are some important things to remember when it comes to Windows Vista Edit Registry :
- Getting Started with Regedit
- Important practice when using Regedit
- What Can You Do With Regedit?
Getting Started with Regedit
This is sort of a start of the whole adventure of registry editing. First click the 'Start' button, click 'Start Search', enter "regedit" and press 'Enter'. Now wait for it to launch. Before doing anything further with it please read the following carefully and consider that if you make any mistake, there’s possibility for problem with Windows Vista® to arise.
Important practice when using Regedit
Follow these important points if you want to avoid complications to arise because you skipped this very important part. Before you start making any changes to the registry, remember to export the branch of the registry that you are working on. Before doing any big changes in the registry backup the system state so that you wouldn’t regret later. Read through the .sav files in the system32config directory. Do a research for Volume Shadow Copy, and do a test of it to see how it will restore a previous version of your registry files. Try alternative methods to registry editing. For example you could consider configuring a Group Policy rather than modifying the registry.
Some of the neat tweaks that you can do with registry edit are to set AutoAdminLogon which basically automatically log you in as admin. You can also change the name of the icon. You can remove the arrows from shortcut icons. There is also possibility to modify registry so that you can simultaneously download greater number of files. This are just some examples, editing registry can do a lot of cool things, but remember if you don’t know how you can cause a really big problems with your Windows Vista. So remember you are doing it at your own risk.