Some registry changes require you to restart Windows before they
are enabled. This tip lets you re-initialize your registry and
refresh your desktop without having to leave Windows.
Save your work before attempting this tip!
Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE, to bring up the Windows task
list. Highlight "Explorer" and click on "End Task",
if the Shutdown screen is shown, click "Cancel". After a few
seconds an error message will popup, click on "End Task" and
the Windows explorer will be reloaded along with any new registry
For Windows NT or 2000, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and select
"Task Manager". Choose the "Processes" tab and locate
the "explorer.exe" process, highlight it and click "End
Process". Select "File -> New Task", then enter
"explorer" and click OK.