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The following four pages contain many Registry tweaks and tips for Windows 9x.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL REGISTRY IMPORTING Windows 9x
Many users prefer to use a Reg file (text file with a .reg extension) to make alterations to the Registry. This is double-clicked after every bootup or placed in Autoexec.bat.
It is extremely easy to accidentally alter the Registry by unintentionally clicking on a file with a .reg extension. Its importation into the Registry is without confirmation, is immediate, and there is no Undo. Here are two methods designed to prevent a possible calamity:
1 Use .TXT Any reg file you create can be given an added extension of .txt. For example my.reg would become my.reg.txt and clicking on it will open it in your text editor (Notepad, usually).
2 Change Default action taken when any .reg file is double-clicked.
RE-INITAILIZE REGISTRY Windows 9x
Re-Initailize your Registry without rebooting
It is normal practice to reboot after making a Registry change.
However you can re-initialize your Registry (and refresh your Desktop) without ever leaving the Windows environment.
• Save your current work - just in case!
• Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, bringing up the Windows' current Task List
Windows Explorer will now restart (plus your updated Registry)
Now! That's a lot quicker!
Please remember that you alone are responsible for the consequences of any changes you make to your computer hardware or software.
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