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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
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Microsoft Windows has a database of the software installed on the computer and it normally consists of six parts: HKEY_User which contains all the user information for every single user on the system. HKEY_Current _User which has all the current users preferences. HKEY_Current_Configuration which where the printer and display settings are stored. HKEY_Classes_Root which contains OLE information and file assosications. HKEY_Local_Machine which has the installed applications, hardware and operating system settings. HKEY_Dyn_Data which contains some performance data. It is important that you only alter the registry information if you know what you are doing otherwise it could cause major problems for your computer, the program that used is regedit.exe