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Troubleshooting Windows® 7 Inside Out by Mike Halsey

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Chapter 27. Advanced Registry Work

The registry is a database of settings and configuration options for Windows and all of your programs. In its description of the registry on the Microsoft support website, Microsoft describes the operation of the registry as follows.

The registry contains information that Windows continually references during operation, such as profiles for each user, the applications installed on the computer and the types of documents that each can create, property sheet settings for folders and application icons, what hardware exists on the system, and the ports that are ...

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