Reload Registry Without Reboot

   Posted September 13, 2003 by David Kirk in Windows

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Forces changes to the registry without requiring a complete reboot.

1. Press CTRL-ALT-DELETE to bring up the Windows task list.
2. Select Explorer and click on End Task
3. When the Shutdown screen is shown, click Cancel
4. After a few seconds an error message will show. Click on End Task.

Then Windows will reload explorer and any new registry settings.


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