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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TRS-80 vet, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. TRS-80 vet

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    I got admin rights to edit the registry (and I've edited it before), but I've never 'created' registry items.

    I need to create this item:

    I have 'Policies', but no sub-Keys, or sub-Values, called 'Explorer'...

    Help?
     
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    Thanks there fel1x, but no luck there (3 strikes in one post - you're OUT!) :D

    Just kidding.

    The first 2 talk about .reg files. I have the registry open, so I don't need any files. The 3rd one doesn't tell users anything about creating keys/values/etc.
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explor er]
    "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000001

    I have 'Policies'; I do not have 'Explorer'.

    What do I highlight, and right-click on?
    Then on the rt-click menu, I click 'New', but new what?
     
  4. bbearren

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    Right-click on "Policies", highlight "New" and select "Key". Rename the New Key "Explorer".

    Next, right-click your new "Explorer" key, and this time you want a new "DWORD". You will be offered 32-bit or 64-bit. If the instructions you're following don't specify 64-bit, I would go with 32-bit. Rename the New DWORD "NoSaveSettings".

    Next, right-click your new "NoSaveSettings" DWORD and select "Modify". In the box that opens, select the "Decimal" radio button, and put a "1" in the value box and click OK.
     
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    Ok; this is what I was looking for here - thanks! (got Linux doing an install at the moment)
     
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