Tech Tips

Windows NT : Registry

Deleting registry values from the command line

You can delete a registry setting from a command line or batch file using the Reg.exe utility that comes with the Windows NT Resource Kit Supplement 2. Typing reg delete HKLM\Software\regsetting deletes the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\regsetting value. This command requires confirmation, unless the /f switch is used at the end. Note: Please...

Apply changes to the registry with a click

Occasionally, you may hear about registry tweaks that you'd like to tryout on your system, but you hate to go rooting through your registry for fear of damaging something. Your reluctance is well founded. However, you can reduce the chance of making errors by creating a .reg file to import...

Setting a maximum size for the registry

The maximum size of the registry is 102 MB, which is 80 percent of the paged pool. The paged pool is an area of physical memory used for system data that can be written to disk when not in use. The paged pool has a maximum capacity of 128 MB...

Dump registry to text files for tracking

Windows NT doesn't keep track of registry changes for you. So, if you really want to find out what's going on, you'll have to use some roundabout methods. Our technique involves dumping the contents of the registry to a text file. Once you've done so, you can just install a...

Restricting registry edits

It seems like all the cool stuff to enhance NT performance involves registry editing. Obviously you don't want just anyone to have the capability to make potentially devastating registry changes. Here's a way to restrict access to regedt32.exe. (Note that this procedure works in Windows 2000 as well). Using the...

Contact Us | Authors | Subject Index | Directory | RSS Feeds

Copyright ©2006 Setup32.com