A brief explanation of various Windows®' utilities as part of Troubleshooting a modem.
There's a couple of ways of opening this dialog:
or if you are boring:
- F3 (function key 3)
- Windows Start key + "F" (both keys at the same time)
press the Start button
choose Files or Folders...
Editing the Registry
press the Windows Start key
The hives can be opened by clicking on the "+'s" inside of the little square boxes.
enter "regedit" [no quotes]
press the OK button
Take Care! Mistakes made with the Registry Editor can, at best, stop a program from working, or at worst, can stop Windows from working. There is no 'undo' or 'save' options. Once a change is made, it is made permanently.
There is a menu option under 'Registry' to export/import all or part of the Registry. Highly cautious/error-prone people may wish to use this.
As always, there are a number of ways to achieve this:
- Select the file, go to the File menu & choose Rename
- Click on the file with the other mouse button, & choose Rename from the context-menu
- Select the file, then click again on the name (not the icon)
The General tab of this dialog gives some important info, amongst which is the precise version of Windows in the system, plus the amount of physical RAM installed. The slow way to get there is:
open My Computer
The quick way to get there is:
open Control Panel
press Windows key, plus the Pause/Break key
(both keys at the same time)