Unload a hive from the registry
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To unload a hive from the registry
Open Registry Editor.
Select a hive that you have previously loaded onto your system.
On the File menu, click Unload Hive.
Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.
To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
Load Hive and Unload Hive affect only the HKEY_USERS and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE keys and are active only when these predefined keys are selected. When you load a hive into the registry, the hive becomes a subkey of one of these keys.
Information about functional differences
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