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Hi everyone... is there another way to update the Windows 95/98 registry from within Delphi 4, without either restarting the system or closing and reopening the Explorer. I thought about something like a "flush" command, like it exists for the DOS program SMARTDRV.EXE. Any suggestions?
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I am not sure I follow.  Registry changes are realtime - once you change something it is changed....  Now there are changes you can make that are only read during system initialization (they require a reboot).  Is this what you mean?  Please clarify further.

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Hi JonnyFive,

I think you mean this one:

  RegFlushKey(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE);  // HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT is a part of this key
  RegFlushKey(HKEY_USERS);  // HKEY_CURRENT_USER is a part of the key

Right?

Regards, Madshi.
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by:jonnyfive
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I acutally found the API function myself after the submission :-)) But you earned your points for this prompt answer.
For heathprovost: Changes are not 100% made at real time. If you try to install Word for example and you export the registry via REGEDIT before you restart, you will see that the registry after the restart is different from the one you just exported.

Kind regards, Jonny Five...
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by:Madshi
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Hi Jonny Five,

that's fair, that you give me the points, though you found out the solution yourself. Thank you...  :-)

Regards, Madshi.
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