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Windows Registry - Viewing Changes Between Installations

Posted on 2011-02-24
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Dear Experts,

Is there a tool, or an easy way to find out all of the registry keys/folders a new program will create/modify/delete upon it's installation in a Windows O/S? Obviously with the system reg being so vast, it would be wrong to do this by just looking at what has obviously visually changed.

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Also, is it possible to monitor files that are placed into the C:\Windows folder through an installation?

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In general you can monitor file and registry activity with tools such ProcessMonitor from sysinternals
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645
But for checking difference between two snapshot (before and after installation) you can look here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/2000/Q_20751524.html
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Try this, it should be the one that you are looking for
http://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot/
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Excellent. Thank you.
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