Windows Tip: Instant Refresh Your Windows in Windows 98 -1 reply

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10th August 2002

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#1 15 years ago

Windows 98 doesn't refresh the view of its files/folders as often as we'd like it to. To make it refresh them constantly:

Run Regedit and go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlUpdate

In the right hand pane, right-click on the UpdateMode value (or Update on some machines) and select Modify.

Highlight 01 (or 1 in some cases) and change its Decimal value to 0. It will actually show as 0x00000000 (0), because this is a DWORD (double-word) value.

Exit the Registry Editor and restart Windows when done.

CAUTION: This constant refresh setting might impair your computer's performance if your CPU's clock speed is 200 MHz or lower, and you are using Windows 98, or have installed Microsoft Internet Explorer 4/5 on your Windows 95/OSR2 machine.