Windows Registry Hacks

The most popular package for .NET is called JSON.NET, aka Newtonsoft.Json. We can acquire this package from and extract it to disk. You can change the values of existing variables from within breakpoints in the debugger, but you can’t change the logic of your program. Then I tried to reference the .dll again, but nothing happens, same old .dll is referenced.

  • If you want to open a run Windows PowerShell, then you have to press Win + R keys to open Run and then type PowerShell in the box given.
  • Check below how to create a desktop shortcut for Regedit.
  • Enumeration of subkeys requires read access to the key.
  • .NET allows administrators to override the default assembly resolving policy and provide a custom version binding policy.
  • With Docker Desktop running on WSL 2, users can leverage Linux workspaces and avoid having to maintain both Linux and Windows build scripts.

Any application that does not uninstall properly, or does not have an uninstaller, can leave entries in the registry. Over time the computer suffers « software rot » as the registry fills with left-over and possibly incorrect entries. The registry files are named USER.DAT and SYSTEM.DAT are stored in the %WINDIR% directory. Also, each user profile has its own USER.DAT in profile’s directory.

A user booting from a Bart’s PE CD can easily make changes to the Windows registry without having to boot into Windows. To remove startup program, right-click on the parameter name and select “Delete” in the pop-up menu that appears. After that, the program will not start when Windows starts.

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To do this, use the Home windows keyboard shortcut Win + R concurrently to open the Run dialog field. You may as well seek for “Run” within the Home windows Search Bar.

This can lead to versioning problems where an application uses the incorrect version of the DLL causing problems. You need to keep track of your DLLs in order to avoid these problems. You would not have this problem with LIB as you would only get one large file. The extension given to the assembly is controlled by the Output type setting.

Windows has too much « magic » nobody outside of Redmond, WA truly understands, so when things go south you can only hope that it can fix itself, or it’s a goner. For me, what makes Linux a better administration experience is the ability to backup and move configuration. It’s registry entries, files spread across hidden directories and god knows what. And yet, I see this attitude pretty frequently in the software world.

For example, at the time of writing this article, I opened language.ini which I found in a directory of one of my installed applications and changed some of the strings. When I then opened my application, the GUI showed my text on it, instead of the default text. Because the Registry structure is contained in files which are not human readable, damage to the registry itself is difficult or impossible to repair. Because information required for loading device drivers is stored in the registry, a damaged registry may prevent a Windows system from booting successfully. While damaged configuration files can have the same result to other operating systems, the damage can be more easily repaired by booting to another operating system, and using a text editor.

Once you complete backup your files you have the files to install and keys of the product to reinstall any applications. I have been running Win 7 and just hired a tech to upgrade me to Win 10 because of the imminent end of security updates for 7.