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Understanding the Registry

Understanding the Registry

When you change the desktop wallpaper using Control Panel’s Display icon, the next time you start your computer, how does Windows know which wallpaper you selected? If you change your video display driver, how does Windows know to use that driver at startup and not the original driver loaded during Setup? In other words, how does Windows “remember” the various settings and options either that you’ve selected yourself or that are appropriate for your system?

The secret to prodigious memory of Windows is the Registry. The Registry is a central database that Windows uses to store anything and everything that applies to the configuration of your system. This includes all of the following:


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