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were to hit Okay at this point, the configuration change I just made up here under Scheme would be written to the Windows Registry. I'm not gonna actually do that 'cause I wanna keep my mouse cursors the way they are. Just understand that generally speaking, you don't directly interact with the Registry. Instead use the appropriate front-end utility to make the necessary changes. The issue here is that the Registry is very complex and if you're not really familiar with it and you try to make changes manually to it, it's very possible that you'll make some type of horrendous change that will break your system.
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In fact, it may not even boot up anymore. Now, that said, as a system administrator, there will be times when you do have to go in and manually edit a setting in the Windows Registry. For example, the setting you need to change does not have a corresponding user interface somewhere that you can interact with to make that change. In this situation, you're going to have to go in and make the change manually yourself. Another situation where you might have to manually edit the Registry is one where something is really broken on the system and the only way to fix it is to go into the Registry and make a particular change to a Registry key. In this situation you're gonna have to manually edit the Registry. The general rule of thumb is, you should use the provided front-end first to make the configurationchange and only if you don't have any other option should you go in and manually edit the Registry. How to Use the RegEdit 2:36-3:59 Now if you do need to manually edit the Registry, you use a tool called RegEdit. I type RegEdit in my search field down here and click RegEdit on my search results. Now we do need to elevate privileges on the system because we're going to make very serious changes to the system configuration. I'll click Yes and we see the Registry Editor interface displayed. Now over here in the left pane of the RegistryEditor we have various hives, and the hives comprise the Windows Registry. A hive represents a different division of configuration information. For example, HKEY_USERS stores information about the various user accounts to find on the system; HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG contains software and system configuration information that's currently in use. Over here we have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE which contains Registry settings for the hardwareand the software installed on the computer system. Notice when I expand it, we see several different categories. Now we can dig down through these categories. Let's go ahead and expand, say, Software, and let's expand Microsoft, and let's go down to DirectMusic. Notice that when I click a particular Registry entry over here on the left, that we see the Registry keys contained within that Registry entry displayed over here on the right. Manually Edit a Registry Key 4:00-5:49 Now it's within these individual Registry keys that you can actually make configuration changes. For example, under DirectMusic, we have a Registry key over here called GMFilePath. To edit this key I can double-click on it and the EditString interface is displayed. Now notice that each Registry key has two attributes associated with it. We have the value name and we have the value data, and notice that I'm allowed to edit the value data that's
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