"regedit.exe" - Finding Registry Keys for FreeCell

This section provides a tutorial example on how to find FreeCell registry keys with the 'regedit' search function.

To learn how to use "regedit.exe", let's use the Microsoft FreeCell game program as an example.

The first exercise is to rind registry keys and values about FreeCell:

1. Start "regedit.exe".

2. Click the menu "Edit > Find...". The Find dialog box shows up.

3. Enter "freecell" and click "Find Next" as shown in this picture:
regedit.exe - Find a Registry Key

4. The Registry Editor will spend a few seconds to find the first registry key related to FreeCell, which is located under the HKCU hive:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows
   \CurrentVersion\Applets\FreeCell

5. Click the menu "Edit > Find Next". The Registry Editor will find another registry key under the HKU hive:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows
   \CurrentVersion\Applets\FreeCell

This proves that "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" is a copy of "HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19", where "S-1-5-19" is my login user ID, as described in previous sections.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 What Is Windows Registry?

 Registry Hives - HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, HKCC, and HKPD

 Registry Supporting Files - Registry Backups

 What Is the Registry Editor - "regedit.exe"

"regedit.exe" - Finding Registry Keys for FreeCell

 "regedit.exe" - Viewing Registry Values

 "regedit.exe" - Changing Registry Values

 "regedit.exe" - Exporting Registry Keys

 "regedit.exe" - Importing Registry Keys

 Command Line Console Registry Tool - "reg.exe"

 "reg.exe" - Query Registry Keys and Values

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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