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Chapter 21. How to Deal with a Finicky PC > Managing the Windows Registry

Managing the Windows Registry

There's one more Windows utility that can prove useful when you're trying to fix problems with your system—even though using it improperly can cause unpredictable behavior on the part of your PC. This utility is called the Registry Editor, and you use it to change key system settings in the Windows Registry.

The Windows Registry is a huge database that holds the majority of your system's configuration information. The Registry contains all the properties you set via the Control Panel, settings for each of the applications installed on your system, and configuration information for all your system's hardware and peripherals.


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