Role of Windows® 7 Registry
Get to know more about the role of Windows 7 registry
Windows registry is a database used to store settings and information needed by the computer. Windows registry also contains information and settings for all the hardware, software, etc. Windows registry has the settings for low-level operating system components. Registry contains extended information, settings, and various other values for the Windows operating system. It consists of two files hidden in the Windows directory: system.dat and user.dat. User-specific information is contained in the user.dat file and hardware and computer specific information in the system.dat file. To access registry, open 'Start' and select 'Run' and type "regedit". It is not recommended to make changes in the Windows registry, this may damage the system.
Here is the role of Windows registry and ways to customize Windows 7 using Windows registry:
- Role of Registry
- Making Changes to the Registry Directly
- Using Scripts to Edit the Registry
Role of Registry
The basic role of Windows 7 registry is to create database that can store all the information about hardware, software, user profile and etc that is needed for the system. The registry keeps all the information that your system needs to run all the programs you have installed and also the basic functions of your Windows 7 OS. You need to keep the registry in perfect shape all the time.
Making Changes to the Registry Directly
You can make changes in your Windows 7 registry settings to customize how the OS looks and feels. A lot of settings in your Windows 7 cannot be changed from the OS user interface, such as a dialog box. But, these could be changed in the registry. You can directly edit the registry manually, using the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). For this you can directly navigate to the registry editor by clicking on the 'Start search' and typing in "regedit" in the dialogue box and hitting 'Enter'.
You are also allowed to make changes to your Windows registry in your Windows 7 based computer by making use of scripts. The scripts help you in making necessary changes and customization to your Windows registry with your direct or manual editions. The registry edition using scripts are much simpler and easy to make use of for inexperienced users.
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