|This is the Registry merge provided in the link:|
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Basically, the Registry key you would deal with is: HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
It is not used to restore everything in your laptop to its original settings, it only changes the settings of the key above, if they have been changed.
Here are some options:
You can opt to backup the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key following these instructions:
If your comfort level increases backing up the entire Registry, then, follow these instructions:
Use a program to view the Registry:
^^Recommend the following, for now^^
Save to your Desktop.
Then unzip, and click on the regsearch.exe to run the tool.
In the display panel, copy and paste the following into the upper box:
Once the scan completes a textbox opens
>>Please copy/paste the contents in your reply.<<
(The RegSearch.txt log is also found in the same lfolder as the regsearch.exe file).
Examine the Registry Manually:
Click the Windows button on the keyboard, and the R key
Then "Run" prompt appears.
Type regedit into the text field, and click OK.
There are five main branches, each containing a specific portion of the information stored in the Registry. They are as follows:
Navigate the registry by clicking the plus to the left of the branch you want to go into. This expands the Key.
In your case, click the [>] to the left of HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Click the [>] to the left of Software
Click the [>] to the left of Microsoft
Click the [>] to the left of Windows
Click the [>] to the left of CurrentVersion
Click the [>] to the left of Explorer
Click the [>] to the left of FileExts
Click the [>] to the left of .exe
Under .exe, you will find: