Complete Map of the Registry Inside!
Fine-Tune the Windows 95 Registry with Confidence! Get to the "heart and soul" of Windows 95. Windows® 95 Registry For Dummies® shows you how to customize the Registry and use it to improve reliability, speed, security, and ease of use. You'll also find out how to protect your PC from Registry problems. With clear, down-to-earth instructions, this easy-to-follow guide will help you put the Registry to work for you in no time! Valuable Bonus CD Includes:
- Free trial version of Norton Utilities for Windows 95, including Norton Registry Editor and Registry Tracker
- Free utilities Regmon and Filemon to monitor changes to your Windows 95 PC
- Shareware Registry utilities RegSurf, Registry Search and Replace, WinHacker, and MTUSpeed
- Free trial version of the commercial utilities CleanSweep, GHOST, and TweakDUN
Inside, find helpful advice on how to:
- Discover why the Registry is the "nerve center" for Windows 95 and Windows 95 programs
- Put safeguards in place so you'll never run the risk of losing vital system information due to Registry problems
- Customize the Registry without even using the Registry Editor
- Get acquainted with the Registry's organization so you know what information goes where and why
- Put advanced Windows 95 features to work for you by using the Registry's system policies and user profiles
- Use the Registry to make your desktop faster, more convenient, and safer and change desktop features you didn't know you could change
- Troubleshoot the top 20 Registry problems with the confidence of a pro
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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