"Windows Registry: Stores the Computer Critical Settings"

What exactly is the Windows registry? It's a centralized database that stores all the settings of the operating system and the applications running in it.

The registry also stores information on all the hardware, including Plug and Play devices, OLE data, networking parameters, hardware profiles, user profiles and file associations.

Have you ever encountered a situation that the operating system couldn't be loaded because of registry corruption?

Registry corruption is especially probable when inexperienced users modify the registry, because they often set incorrect values or even delete necessary keys. All these actions result in registry corruption.

For example, if you are using Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you might see almost the same message:

registry corrupt sample

The above examples clearly show that a single error in the system registry (the SYSTEM file mentioned above contains registry information) can influence the system configuration and even prevent the Windows from starting up.

Anyway, the series of tutorials training here will guide you from the most basic to the more advanced features of Windows registry, software that can save your time to clean and speed up your computer, etc.

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