tired of restarting after changing reg to apply settings???? Tip inside

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AmarSingh, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. AmarSingh

    AmarSingh Guest

    If you are like me you are tired of restarting the computer everytime you make a registry change. Well this should be a way around that. When you have make your changes to the registry, open task manager (ctrl-alt-del) and click the processes tab. Hilight explorer and click end process. Then go file->new task, type explorer and press enter. The registry should be reloaded without a complete restart. Make sure you save your data in open programs before doing this though. ;)
     
  2. max

    max Guest

    HAH ... excellent TIP


    thanks ...... it drives me insane booting every time i use a reg file to tweak things#

    NICE tip !!
     
  3. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    Note that this works, but is less than friendly to your stability. And it's just plain mean to your computer's stability :D
    /Lactic
     
  4. AmarSingh

    AmarSingh Guest

    care to explain?
     
  5. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

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    I gues latic we're old fashion in our ways --keep it simple is my motto asks for a reboot then just reboot the f@#ker...
     
  6. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    Note that this works, but is less than friendly to your stability. As in YOUR [mental] stability And it's just plain mean to your computer's stability as in the ability for your computer to not crash, die and go up in flames (BSOD).
    /Lactic

    If you wanted a real explanation, what you're doing is restarting explore.exe, which is the GUI .exe file that you use to interface with XP. You're ripping the rug from under some of your application's virtual feet. XP and your apps don't like that. Generally you're best off just rebooting the damn thing. There's nothing you HAD to do in those two minutes that couldn't wait.
     
  7. robin.munro

    robin.munro Guest

    mmm....

    Doesn't always work either....

    Try uninstalling a Norton app the re-installing it, it won't do nowt till you re-boot :mad:
     
  8. AmarSingh

    AmarSingh Guest

    i wouldnt use it if i had installed a new app and it asked me to restart. I would actually restart cuz sometimes it needs to replace files that are in use and delete temp files when you restart. I would only use it say if i changed something minor in the registry like a UI think and didnt want to restart. Wow...never thought i could say restart so many times in one sentance:D