When following the topics from DonationCoder, one can notice that a lot registry hacks are passed on.
For the ones that do not (want to) know their way around the registry, but still regards himself/herself as a (more or less) power user, there is a tool that wraps all these kind of hacks (and then some!) in a clear GUI.
Speaking for myself, since I learned about the existence of this tool years ago (1999 or so) there was no need to look at anything else. Not even the unsupported Microsoft tools to easily edit the registry can even hold a candle against this one.
What is even more beautiful from this tool is that it enables you to include your own registry hack in the GUI. and you can post it on their forum as well so others can use your hack as well. Get it at http://www.x-setup.net
Back then I was the senior (and only
) editor for the download section of a Dutch ISP (500.000 members) when I found out about this tool. Until version 6.6 it was freeware. Today the version number is already at 9 but at US20 dollar it has still an extremely good price/performance ratio.
(Not intended as spam or anything, I am not affiliated in any other way than being an extremely happy customer)