Windows 95 Registry for Dummies

Windows 95 Registry for Dummies

by Glenn E. Weadock, Mark B. Wilkins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764503597
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/20/1998
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: BK&CD ROM
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

About the Authors Glenn E. Weadock is president of Independent Software, Inc. and a Microsoft Windows 95 Certified Professional. He's written nine major computer books, including IDG Books Worldwide's Intranet Publishing For Dummies®. Mark Wilkins is a computer science professor and author who wrote and teaches Data-Tech Institute's seminar, Supporting and Troubleshooting the Windows 95 Registry.

Table of Contents


PART I: All Aboard: Introducing the Registry.

Chapter 1: Why Do I Need to Know about the Registry?

Chapter 2: Backing Up the Registry: How to Sleep at Night.

Chapter 3: Editing the Registry without a Registry Editor.

Chapter 4: The Tools You'll Use: Registry Editors from Stem to Stern.

PART II: Hull, Keel, and Sail: The Registry Structure.

Chapter 5: Where the Files Are.

Chapter 6: What You Must Know to Use Regedit: The Registry's Logical Structure.

Chapter 7: Making Hardware Work with Plug and Play.

PART III: Rigging for Sea: Registry Customizing.

Chapter 8: Customizing SETUP for Easier, Cleaner Installations.

Chapter 9: Customizing System Policies for Security and Safety.

Chapter 10: Customizing User Profiles So Bob Always Sees Bob's Icons.

Chapter 11: Customizing the Desktop for Speed, Form, and Function.

PART IV: The America's Cup: Registry Mastery.

Chapter 12: Tracking and Hacking.

Chapter 13: Keeping the Registry Lean, Mean, and Efficient.

PART V: Computer Overboard! Registry Troubleshooting.

Chapter 14: A Dirty Dozen Registry Problems (and Solutions!).

Chapter 15: Restore and Restart as a Last Resort.

PART VI: Docking at the Pier: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Registry-Related Internet Sites.

Chapter 17: Ten Registry Tricks — Useful and Otherwise.

Chapter 18: Ten Non-Windows Registries.

Special Insert: The Windows 98 Registry: A First Look.

PART VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: References and Resources.

Appendix C: About the CD.

Appendix D: Differences between the Windows 95 and NT Registries.


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