Taking a Tour of the Registry

To launch the Registry Editor, open the Run dialog box, type regedit, and click OK. Figure 2-1 shows the Registry Editor window that appears.

Running the REGEDIT command launches the Registry Editor, a front end that enables you to work with the registry’s data.

Figure 2-1. Running the REGEDIT command launches the Registry Editor, a front end that enables you to work with the registry’s data.

The Registry Editor is reminiscent of Windows Explorer, and it displays information in basically the same way. The left side of the Registry Editor window is similar to Windows Explorer’s Folders pane, except that rather than folders, you see keys. For lack of a better phrase, we’ll call the left pane the Keys pane.

Navigating the Keys Pane

The Keys ...

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