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Chapter 12. Getting to Know the Windows ... > Starting the Registry Editor

Starting the Registry Editor

Unlike CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and the INI files, the Registry files are binary, so you can't edit the Registry with a regular text editor. That's not a problem, though, because Windows 98 ships with a utility that lets you view, edit, and delete existing Registry values and even create new Registry values. This utility, called the Registry Editor, is your ticket into the otherwise inaccessible world of the Windows 98 Registry.

As you can imagine, the Registry Editor is a powerful tool, and it's not something to be wielded lightly. For that reason, the Setup program doesn't install a shortcut for the Registry Editor on any of the Start menus. To crank up the Registry Editor, you must use either of the following techniques:


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