Tool to monitor registry during install of a program

Posted on 2004-11-15
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Okay, I may be hoping for too much with this one, but is there a tool (or a way) to monitor the registry during the installation of a piece of software to determine precisely how the registry is effected?  I'm thinking something along the lines of RegMon.

Question by:meade470
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    Try this:
    Active registry Monitor
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    Pc Magazine utilities used to be free downloads.  Now you need to pay for a subscription (not to the magazine, but to the "utility club" or whatever you want to call it.)  Anyway, they have a utility called Inctrl5 which will do what you want.

    Read about it here:,4149,9882,00.asp

    This site says that it works for WinXP also:
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    Go here - great tools for most nt situations. Look for REGMON here

    Regmon is a Registry monitoring utility that will show you which applications are accessing your Registry, which keys they are accessing, and the Registry data that they are reading and writing - all in real-time. This advanced utility takes you one step beyond what static Registry tools can do, to let you see and understand exactly how programs use the Registry. With static tools you might be able to see what Registry values and keys changed. With Regmon you'll see how the values and keys changed..

    Regmon works on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003, Windows 95/98/Me and Windows 64-bit for Itanium and x64.
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    Track file and registry changes made by an application installation:
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    by:jgiordano  - winxp utilities

    sorry forgot the link

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    Here is a tool that takes snapshots of the registry as software is installing so you can see which keys are added.

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