What is the Windows Registry?
The Registry is a centralized, hierarchical database that stores all application settings in standardized form. The registry was introduced with Windows 3.1 and Windows NT, replacing the less advanced mechanism of INI files.
In addition to setting for high level user-installed applications and programs, the Registry contains settings for low level components and devices of the Windows Operating System (OS).
on Sat, 2011-05-07 19:31