Hack 87. Track and Restore Registry Changes with RegSpy
Protect your Registry and track changes to it made by programs with this downloadable goodie.
An excellent way to keep your Registry safe is to use RegSpy, which watches the changes programs make to the Registry, tracks and reports on those changes, and then lets you restore your Registry or use your knowledge about the changes the program makes to fine-tune the way the program runs. One of the program's more useful features is the way it lets you undo changes on a program-by-program basis by building a RollBack script for that program. When you roll back the Registry, you'll roll back changes made only by that one program, not by any others. This is far superior to XP's System Restore because System Restore makes changes en masse; there's no way to use it to save some changes and delete others.
RegSpy is shareware and free to try, but it costs $19.95 if you continue to use it. It's available from http://www.utils32.com/regspy.htm.
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