Need for Registry editor in Windows® 7
What is the importance of Registry editor in Windows® 7?
Windows 7 is developed with features such as quicker search results and customized taskbar. Windows 7 contains the latest features such as easier wireless networking, aero feature, automatic desktop wallpaper changing feature and Action Center. Windows 7 has got advanced zooming technology which allows the user to enlarge different parts of the screen with ease. Windows 7 comes with an advanced calculator, system image backup feature and restore feature. Windows 7 has an advanced Control Panel and improved taskbar. The Jump list option in Windows 7 will show common tasks and recent files of applications. The notification area in Windows 7 will help you to hide third party icons and their notifications. Registry editor contains all the settings and information of Windows 7. All the settings are stored in registry as keys, sub keys and values.
The following points explain the role and significance of Registry editor in Windows 7:
- Role of Registry editor
- Using Registry editor
- Windows Registry corruption
Role of Registry editor
Windows Registry contains all the settings and options of operating system. Registry editor contains all the settings and information of hardware and software installed on your computer. Registry editor arranged these keys and sub keys as a hierarchy of folders. The registry values are stored in these keys. When you install any application on your computer, it will try to write all the configuration settings in Registry editor. You can manually edit or remove the registry values from the Windows registry.
Using Registry editor
Using, modifying and accessing Registry editor is a potential risk. You will be able to access Registry editor by typing 'regedit' in the 'Start' menu 'Run' box. There are five registry key sections in Registry editor such as hkey classes root, hkey current user, hkey local machine, hkey users, hkey current config. These sections store settings and information about registered applications.
Windows Registry corruption
There are so many chances of Windows Registry getting corrupt. The Registry corruption is mainly due to any virus or malware attack. Windows 7 offers user account control for the safety and security of Registry editor. Some malware will create registry keys related with this malware. You can remove these registry keys related with malware using a manual removal process or using any antivirus. The antivirus software will also provide protection from viruses.
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