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Chapter 2.6. The Registry > Introduction to the Registry

Introduction to the Registry

Basically, the Registry is the heart of the Windows 2000 operating system. The concept is a central repository and source for the operating system's authority. It is a set of files initially installed and configured on installation of Windows 2000. The methods and by whom the files are changed are protected and strictly controlled through the Registry editors. The Registry provides for stability of the operating system and predictability in the way it behaves and who uses it.

The Registry can be described in the following ways:


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