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recently for some reason i get a message that begins "eudora was
unable to update the system registry" when i start it. i have using
windows 7 right clicked properties and gone to advanced and have
clicked the box saying "run as administrator" but this has not helped.
any ideas how to get rid of this message? tia....
Go to properties.
check box run as an administrator.
Besides being a response to a five month old post, that is not the
Win7 and later changed the layout of the registry, and put some parts
under system protection. Eudora is trying to change entries that are now
The preferred solution is to A) turn off the Eudora features that try
to change registry; B) use the Windows "set default programs" feature to
enable/disable whatever Eudora is trying to change.
First look at Tools/Options/Extra Warnings and turn off the "Start
Eudora and it's not the default mailer".
Then look at is Eudora Tools/Options/MAPI -- Set the first radio group
to NEVER. If the middle option is checked, Eudora tries to replace the
system MAPI DLL with its own DLL on start-up, and reverse that on exit. One
should probably manually make a one-time replacement of the system MAPI DLL
(save the system one with a new extension so it can be restored later).
ALWAYS might work if first run as admin (and then ensure the option is in
the eudora.ini of all users). Note that DLLs are in protected space --
which is why ALWAY might work if done as admin.
Last, look at the Automation group -- it is possible that this too
affects the registry. I've never used the automation feature.
It works -- no need to run as administrator (which is dangerous as it
could mean that launching attachments inherits the admin privilege, and
that leads to letting malware run in elevated privileges.
Wulfraed Dennis Lee Bieber AF6VN