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Windows Registry Troubleshooting by MVP Andrew Bettany, MVP Mike Halsey

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CHAPTER 1

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The Architecture of the Windows Registry

The most relevant simile for the Windows Registry in your PC is the human brain It stores all of the key information and code that allows the different parts of your computer, and its operating system and software, to communicate with one another. This includes details about hardware addresses and communications protocols, software installation and configuration files and, of course, the inner workings of Windows itself.

No matter what version of Windows you are using, you will have not one but many registry files, as Windows splits the registry into several main files, which contain all the ...

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