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Using the Registry Editor

Microsoft deliberately discourages ordinary users from using the Registry Editor. The program does not have a shortcut anywhere on the Start menu, and it's not mentioned in the Windows Me Help files. Its executable file, Regedit.exe, is buried in the Windows folder (usually C:\Windows). And if you find it mentioned in an article in the Knowledge Base, you'll almost certainly have to read a lengthy disclaimer about the dangers of editing the Registry before you get to the information in that article.

Despite all that, opening the Registry Editor isn't particularly difficult. Open the Run box, type regedit, and click OK. If you use the Registry Editor frequently, you can create a shortcut on the Start menu, the Quick Launch bar, or the desktop for easier access.


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