Updating system registry

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In the Registry Editor window that is opened, expand the folder for HKEY_CURRENT_USER to find the subfolder for Software.

Within the Software folder, scroll down to find the folder called ‘Solid Works’ and expand it.

If you would like to check the Registry Editor again at this point, either by opening a new session (as per step 1), or by selecting View – Refresh (f5) in the menus of the Registry Editor, you will see that a new folder has been created with the same name as the original folder that you renamed.

This is an important point to make because having the new copy and the original renamed folder allows you to revert back to the previous settings should the generation of a new registry folder fail to solve any issues, or if you would like to revert back to your previous settings. Ensure SOLIDWORKS is closed, delete the ‘new’ registry folder created in the above steps, and then rename the original folder back to its original name.



The message appears because Vista's security provisions prevent our programs from updating the system registry. Click Windows Start and then right click on the SWP, SW, or SNB program shortcut. Run the program as Administrator, providing the password your system uses. Added 01/31/07 This document was created with Scientific Work Place.

It can be hard to keep track of these changes if you are editing them on a daily basis like I do.



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