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Is there some trype of free change control software

I need something to tell me when anything is changed on a system, like the registry, ie settings, updates, etc...

Is there any free that I might be able to use for xp, win7?
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Are you looking for something for personal use or for use in an Enterprise environment?
As I understand, you want to know the changes , which are called as events in system terminology, you can directly Right-click on MYCOMPUTER and select manage where you can see different kinds of events,

Though we have third party resources for easy understanding those events,
http://www.petri.co.il/how-to-use-eventtriggersexe-to-send-e-mail-based-on-event-ids.htm
is one of the resource which helps you to get emails for any changes on your machine.

Hope you would like the above article.

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You can script such stuff well via Powershell, even better if in Domain environment.
The problem however is, that there are permanently changes in registry and file system - "anything" always changes, so you would have to limit what to monitor.
And you need to be aware, that hardcore permanent monitoring vs. snapshots are causing a huge amount of data, which is practically not to handle well and requires a lot of storage.

Best greetings from Germany
Olaf

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