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What is Registry Editor and where do I find it? I'm not even sure what that is..?? Thanx.

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The registry editor is a tool, provided with Windows since at least version 3.1. In layman's terms, the registry is a one-stop shop for a lot of your computer's various settings, values, and information. When most programs are installed they write values to the registry called "keys". These keys are usually configuration information of various kinds and sorts, which are later referenced by programs when needed. Windows itself keeps many values in the registry for things like user preferences and privileges, hardware information, startup services, and more! You can edit the registry by clicking on the "start" button, then "run", and finally typing "regedit" into the run dialog box. A word of caution however, the registry is a vital component of a Windows operating system, and should NOT be toyed with unless all other possibilities for fixing a problem are exhausted. The registry is intended to primarily be used by your computer, and it's information often looks like just a bunch of gobbledy-gook to us. You should NEVER edit a key unless you know exactly what you are doing. You could feasibly render your computer unusable if you set a value incorrectly! A common problem with the registry is that when programs are removed, they often don't clean up after themselves very well. Old keys can begin to clog the registry with useless and erroneous information; causing general system slowdowns, errors, and other odd behavior. A registry cleaner is used to remove some of this old data. A clean registry can general speed up access and, in certain cases, improve stability. A good tool I have found for registry cleaning is PC Tools' Registry Mechanic. It can be downloaded for free here: http://www.pctools.com/registry-mechanic/download/ . Once run, Registry mechanic will preform a scan of your registry, and tell you how many items can be cleaned. With this information you can see just how much junk can build up in the registry, but to actually clean these old keys out you must buy Registry Mechanic. Other tools for registry cleaning exist, but in my experience they frequently do more harm than good. If there is anything else you would like to know concerning the registry, try Wikipedia. They have a fairly in-depth article on the registry that will perhaps fill in any areas I have not covered. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_Editor

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Start > Run > type "Regedit" and click OK. Why do you need to run the registry editor?

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Log on to Windows by using an account that has administrator rights and permissions. Then, follow these steps.

Step 1: Start Registry Editor
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. Registry Editor starts.

Step 2: Delete the UpperFilters registry entry
1. In Registry Editor, expand My Computer, and then expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
2. Expand SYSTEM, and then expand CurrentControlSet.
3. Expand Control, and then expand Class.
4. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
5. In the right pane (topic area), click UpperFilters.

Note An UpperFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the UpperFilters registry entry, you must click UpperFilters and not UpperFilters.bak.
6. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
7. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm the deletion of the UpperFilters registry entry:
Are you sure you want to delete this value?
The UpperFilters registry entry is removed from the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} registry subkey.

Note Do not exit Registry Editor. You must have this program for the next step.

Step 3: Delete the LowerFilters registry entry
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5. In the right pane (topic area), click LowerFilters.

Note An LowerFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the LowerFilters registry entry, you must click LowerFilters and not LowerFilters.bak.
6. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
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Step 2: Delete the UpperFilters registry entry
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In the right pane (topic area), click UpperFilters.
Note An UpperFilters.bak registry entry may also appear. To delete the UpperFilters registry entry, you must click UpperFilters and not UpperFilters.bak.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
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Are you sure you want to delete this value?
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