What type of safeguards does the registry editor have to keep you from making mistakes?
It doesn't! Make a registry backup before making changes to the registry. Once a change is made it's final.
For the most part, none. The only thing which might stop you is if the key is locked by another process which is writing to it, or perhaps even reading it. Because of this, you need to be careful what you do. With a single key stroke you can break your OS, a program, or void the paid registration of a program.
start>run>regedit Do remember to backup your registry whenever you are about to do an registry update You can run the Registry Editor by simply clicking 'Run' from the Start Menu, and entering 'Regedit' NOW FOR SOME CAREFUL WARNINGS concerning the registry. If you intend to edit the registry it is highly advisable to make a backup. The Registry Editor is an advanced tool for viewing and changing settings in your system registry, which contains information…
One of the announced features of N:TW was a uniform editor. However upon the release of N:TW CA announced that a uniform editor would be delayed. CA is supposedly making a unit editor capable of both editing and creating new units. This new unit editor is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2011.