I need a program that will detect the registry entries changed or added by a program, like an installer.
Advanced Registry Tracer http://www.elcomsoft.com/art.html
There are many programs for cleaning up and showing a user what is on their registry. Just remeber if you are not familiar with what is or is not important...BE CAREFUL... With that said here is a site with a large list of programs to choose from and p.s. always backup before yo change anything
I've used Regshot 2.0 unicode
It's like the regular regshot, but exports the results to .txt files (basically .reg files if you rename them) instead of hives.
Spybot SD (Search & Destroy), turn on it. Then when every registry is changed, Spybot SD will confirm you to choose allow or not.
You could always just use regedit to dump a copy of the registry prior to running the installer, do the same after the install has completed (your should probably run the program first since some will add or change registry keys on their first run as well), then run diff on the 2 copies you have created. This will show you everything that has changed.
I also second Bruce's method. This is the best way and simplest way to go about it.
I previously used RegShot.
Basically you create a snapshot of the registry before and after and then have the tool compare them.
However, always keep in mind that the registry is an always changing thing. Not all changes that may occur in that time may be related to an installation you just performed.
i think you can use software named " RegScanner", for more details see the following link
use the Monitor option in Advanced Uninstaller PRO (it's FREE)
I don't know any..
But, if you hear me, that's not a necessary thing!
Sometimes, when you install a program hundred registry keys are created, sometimes thousand! Also, when you open a program, sometimes temporary keys are created, and when you close the program, these keys are deleted automatically!
In the computer registry, there are thousand or maybe millions of keys, which maybe 90% of them, you will never know for what they are for, or maybe you will never want to know...