Urgent help with registry editor please



MarkP
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Hi,

I have a friends laptop here which has lost all file associations as in the
Microsoft document - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/

The problem is that is says to run the registry editor but when I click on
start I don't have the run option. Is there a way of running registry editor
from another location?

Thanks.

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
"MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have a friends laptop here which has lost all file associations as in
the
> Microsoft document - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
>
> The problem is that is says to run the registry editor but when I click on
> start I don't have the run option. Is there a way of running registry
editor
> from another location?
>
> Thanks.
>
>

Sure - c:\windows\system32\regedit.exe. This is where most
system tools reside.

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Hi,

Right click the taskbar and choose properties. On the start menu tab click
customize, then add the 'run' option. Apply/ok your way out, then enter
regedit into the run prompt.

Or

Double click 'My Computer', then the 'Windows' directory, then the
'System32' directory or fill the path name into the address bar. Then
doubleclick regedit.exe

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have a friends laptop here which has lost all file associations as in
> the Microsoft document - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
>
> The problem is that is says to run the registry editor but when I click on
> start I don't have the run option. Is there a way of running registry
> editor from another location?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>

Detlev Dreyer
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
"Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote:

> Right click the taskbar and choose properties. On the start menu tab
> click customize, then add the 'run' option. Apply/ok your way out,
> then enter regedit into the run prompt.

Just an addendum: This option might be missing if there is the "NoRun"
entry set in the registry. "Remove Run from the Start Menu"
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/151/

--
d-d

Jason Haynes
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Windows key + r.

Uncle John
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
MarkP

If you have a Microsoft compatible keyboard, pressing the Windows Key and R
brings up the run dialog box and you type in "Regedit" to open the Registry
editor. Otherwise right click on a blank space in the taskbar and select
Task Manager. In Task Manager put the cursor over File in the left top
corner and you will see the option to open the run dialog box.

--
Uncle John


Urgent help with registry editor please