Editing Windows XP Registry

  standby 19:56 04 Jan 2008

Is there a good comprehensive publication available that will explain fully the structure of Windows XP Registry and in detail how to follow the instructions of Microsoft or others when advice is given to use the Registry Editor
by expanding the system when symtoms require it.

The dangers of tampering are well understood hence this request.

Many thanks.


  STREETWORK 20:34 04 Jan 2008

If your going to 'tamper' with it, back it up first. Try using Registry Mechanic to clean it up...

  Gongoozler 21:00 04 Jan 2008

I don't know of any books for beginners on the XP registry, and I think the subject is much too complex for beginners. The main thing is to always back up the registry before making any changes, and only make changes when you are absolutely certain of what you are doing.
This site contains a lot of useful information click here

  standby 22:11 04 Jan 2008


Many thanks for advice. Was as I thought but was worth trying anyway, there may be relevant written material out there somewhere.


  Kemistri 22:48 04 Jan 2008

There are quite a few books about the Windows registry. Just search on Amazon and check the reviews.

  Kemistri 22:49 04 Jan 2008

click here Try that one.

  Arnie 00:16 05 Jan 2008

These links may help.

click here

click here

  standby 13:31 05 Jan 2008


Thanks for advice each.

I have ordered a paperback by Jerry Honeycutt via Amazon...Microsoft Windows Registry Guide. I believe it will suit my limited experience rather than the one you advised Kemistri but I appreciate your input.


  Arnie 00:57 06 Jan 2008

You're welcome.

  sunny staines 12:37 06 Jan 2008

good links bookmarked them.

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