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DWORD Values

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tehon3299, Oct 5, 2003.

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  1. tehon3299

    tehon3299 Thread Starter

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    Can anyone give me a quick run down of what the DWORD values represent in the registry? Is a DWORD value of 4, disabled?
     
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    Dwords represent the data by a four byte number and is commonly used for boolean values, such as "0" is disabled and "1" is enabled. Additionally many parameters for device driver and services are this type, and can be displayed in REGEDT32 in binary, hexadecimal and decimal format, or in REGEDIT in hexadecimal and decimal format.

    In Binary the Hex value of 4 is 100, but what it does depends on the key

    Which one is it?
     
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    I am trying to disable system restore. The service is set to Automatic and the value is a 2. I think disabled is a value of 4.
     
  5. putasolution

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    Three Method s for you to try
    1.
    Quickest way is to use this method

    2. (XP Pro Only)
    Click Start | Run,
    type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
    Expand Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | System Restore.
    Double-click Turn off System Restore, and then on the Setting tab, click Enable

    3.
    Go To Start | Run
    Type in Regedit

    In the left pane find the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore.

    If a DisableSR value doesn't exist,
    Click Edit | New | DWORD value, and create the value.
    Set the value to 1 to disable System Restore or 0 to enable System Restore.

    Now go to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr

    to prevent the System Restore service from starting.

    Double-click Start, and set the value to 4 to stop the service from starting or to 0 for normal startup. Close the registry editor
     
  6. tehon3299

    tehon3299 Thread Starter

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    Thanks!
     
  7. dai

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    why go into the registry
    control panel/system
    click on the sytem restore tab at the top and you can configure it any way you want with a mouse click
     
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    Because I am doing this with a batch file.
     
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