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Chapter 24. Working with the Windows Registry > Words of Warning: Make a Plan

Words of Warning: Make a Plan

Working with the Registry can be risky. The worst-case scenario is that Windows 98 will no longer start. The best-case scenario is that you won't notice anything different, but on the whole, you'll probably cause certain applications or devices to behave improperly. No damage is irreparable, however, if you back up the Registry by using the methods described in this chapter.

But just to be sure you know the risks, take a look at why using the Registry Editor to edit the Registry is dangerous:


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