WARNING: Editing your Windows registry may cause unintended side effects that render your system inoperable. Although this tip has worked in the past for some people, there is no guarantee that it will work for you. Use with caution, and at your own risk.

Use this template on any tip that advocates modifying the Windows system registry, to indicate the risk to users. We should try to avoid suggesting that the user edit the registry in tips unless necessary, and be sure to emphasize alternative methods if they exist. Also be sure to explain exactly what each registry modification is doing. If a registry hack is unexplained, you should probably mark the tip dodgy as well.

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