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Windows 7: Registry Editing

22 Apr 2011   #1

winsows 7
Registry Editing

I have a Windows 7, 64 bit computer. A certain windows modification says " create a Dword etc. in Regedit. I know there are two editors in Win 7, the regular Regedit-64 bit editor and the subset-WOW 6432Node editor. Can I create the dword in regedit-64 bit editor or must I switch to the WOW 32 bit editor? Dword is a 32 bit mechanism. I also heard of Qwords for 64 bit Win 7. Maybe the 64 bit editor can translate the Dword to 32 bits in the WOW area? I do not know and ignorance of the registry usage can be fatal! Please advise.

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22 Apr 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Pepegot,

It would help to know what you are trying to do or want to do, to be able to tell you what would be best. Please let us know. :)
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22 Apr 2011   #3

winsows 7
Registry editing

A regisrty hack to disable Aero Shake: create a new 32-bit DWORD with the following settings:
  • Name: NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts
  • Value: 1
Can I use the the regular Regedit for 64 bits or must I use WOW6432Node version?
Will Win 7 Regedit, in 64 bit mode, accept the Dword and function; perhaps it converts it to the 32 bit key automatically? I don't like experimenting with the registry and someone may have experience to give me the answer.
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22 Apr 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello pepegot1, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Turn Aero Snap and Aero Shake On or Off in Windows 7
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