What Is the Registry Editor - "regedit.exe"

This section provides a quick introduction of the Registry Editor, regedit.exe, and what basic functions you can use with regedit.exe.

What Is the Registry Editor? Here is what described by Microsoft: Registry Editor is an advanced tool for viewing and changing settings in your system registry, which contains information about how your computer runs. Windows stores its configuration information in a database (the registry) that is organized in a tree format. Although Registry Editor enables you to inspect and modify the registry, normally you do not need to do so, and making incorrect changes can break your system. An advanced user who is prepared to both edit and restore the registry can safely use Registry Editor for such tasks as eliminating duplicate entries or deleting entries for programs that have been uninstalled or deleted.

The quickest way to start the Registry Editor is to: click "Start > Run", type in "regedit.exe" and click OK.

On the Registry Editor, you can:

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 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

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Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 What Is Windows Registry?

 Registry Hives - HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, HKCC, and HKPD

 Registry Supporting Files - Registry Backups

What Is the Registry Editor - "regedit.exe"

 "regedit.exe" - Finding Registry Keys for FreeCell

 "regedit.exe" - Viewing Registry Values

 "regedit.exe" - Changing Registry Values

 "regedit.exe" - Exporting Registry Keys

 "regedit.exe" - Importing Registry Keys

 Command Line Console Registry Tool - "reg.exe"

 "reg.exe" - Query Registry Keys and Values

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

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