To anyone considering dabbling in the registry I would make 1 recommendation, back up your registry prior to any changes. Depending on which version of Windows you are using the automatic registry backups that are performed by the system can be triggered at different times. I.E. some versions backup daily, some at every successful reboot, another only at the initial Windows install and then only when the user request a backup. If you end up having to fallback on a saved registry, it can be annoying to have to search for the right one, and sometimes you find you need to reinstall software that you added since the last backup. You can find the backup utility in: Start Menu, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. At least that's where it is in XP, and my recollection is that it has been there for a number of versions. The user interface for the utility can be a bit annoying at times, but usually if it doesn't proceed to the next step it's because you didn't make a selection, or forgot to provide to fill in an edit box for something like what you want to name the backup. The utility backs up both registry files, as well as other startup files that the system views as essential like win.ini and system.ini. Actually, I misspoke, there are 2 recommendations I have. You should also have a working boot disk that has the drivers for your CD-ROM drive and other necessary system components. If you don't have one, and don't know how to create one, post back and I'll put up an explanation on how to create one. Finally, as a shortcut to hitting allot of down arrows when in Regedit, try hitting the 1st letter of what you're looking for, so if you're looking for Microsoft hit M. That should bring you to the first choice that begins with M, and you can then either hit M again to move to the next, or go back to the old faithful down arrow. If you use strictly the letter technique, it should be noted that when you get to the last item that begins with the letter, the next time you hit it, you'll be back at the first.
Dave At 09:58 PM 12/8/2007, you wrote:
Hi Allison,Maybe if I give you the steps I did it will help you. For this change there is actuallly only a small chance of messing up your system.First copy this value to your clipboard. WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect 1) open the run dialog from the start menu and type regedit and press enter. 2) cursor down until you hear the HKEY_current_user entry. 3) cursor right once to open this key. 4) press the s key until you hear software 5) cursor right once to open the entry6) press the m key until you hear MicroSoft. make sure it is MicroSoft not Microsof without the t.7) cursor right once to open the entry. 8) press the w key until you hear windows. 9) cursor right once to open this entry 10) cursor down until you hear CurrentVersion 11) cursor right once to open this entry 12) press the i key until you hear InternetSettings 13) cursor right once to open this entry 14) press alt+e to open the edit pulldown. 15) you should hear new as a submenu. if not cursor until you do hear it 16) cursor right once to open the submenu. 17) cursor down until you hear dword value and press enter18) paste in the WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect value you copied to your clipboard earlier and press enter19) press alt+e to open the edit pulldown again. 20) cursor down until you hear modify and press enter 21) type 8 zeros22) tab and you should hear base hexadecimal. if you hear decimal then cursor up once to hear base hexadecimal.23) tab once to hear ok and press enter. 24) press alt+f to open the file pulldown. 25) cursur up until you hear exit and press enter.You should now be able to open I E and go to the BookShare site and not get that blasted dialog.Good luck if you decide to try this. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.-- No virus found in this incoming message.Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.503 / Virus Database: 269.16.17/1178 - Release Date: 12/8/2007 11:59 AM
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