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Modification in Windows Register

11/14/2006 7:56 AM

Hi: I have a program (Inventor) where the help is not functioning. After trying absolutely all changes, the last bet before re-installing is to modify the register, in this way:

I have to go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\

{ADB880A6-D8FF-11CF-9377-00AA003B7A11}

In this place the register has:

Name: Compatibility Flags . Type: REG_DWORD , Datos 0x00000400(1024)

and I have to change with (according to the advice):

"Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000000

I don´t know where to put each stuff, according to the columns of the registry.

Can anybody help me?

Thanks to all

Gabriel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Re: Modification in Windows Register

11/15/2006 5:53 AM

Before changing registry values, read a good book on this subject! Also, save the registry and make sure that you know enough to be able to put the old copy back into use if your PC dies on you. This is not so simple if you do not have a FAT formatted hard disk.....as you then need a special DOS that can address the non-FAT drive... Win2K and WinXP generally do not have FAT formats!

I would suggest good software that undertakes most of the work for you and that has a recovery possibility.....

Remember that a lot of recovery possibilities need a floppy to boot from.....

BE CAREFULL!!!!!

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Re: Modification in Windows Register

11/15/2006 10:28 AM

do yourself a favor and stay out of the registry. Just dete and reload your program, it will be quicker and save many headaches down the road.

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11/15/2006 2:50 PM

Hi: I apreciatte your interest about the health of my PC, but I did the change and all works OK. The important thing is that I didn´t have to reinstall anythig.

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Re: Modification in Windows Register

11/16/2006 3:16 AM

I would guess that you are not very computer knowledgeable and luck does sometimes go with a beginner, well done. You were lucky.

I wonder what your comments would have been if your PC had not booted ever again until EVERYTHING was re-installed, including Windows......

Which sadly can happen to even skilled professionals when a single byte has the wrong value or position after such surgery in the registry!

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11/16/2006 7:36 AM

Hi Andy: I was between the wall and the knife... I have to work with the software which has the problem and after many consults in forums, my alternatives where:

a) reinstall W and, of course, all the other programs I have in my PC (aprox two days of hard work)

b) to make the registry modification (I did that in other few ocassions) and in the worst case pass to a)

Nevertheless I thanks you a lot for your advice.

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11/30/2006 12:28 PM

Would it not have been more simple (and safer) to just reload the one problematical program or did you not have the CD?.

Whenever I obtain a new program on CD I always copy the whole disk to a folder called reloads, a trick I learnt from Siemens as used on their 1972 vintage computers.

They even supplied subroutines so that a reload could be done automatically

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