Best Answer

The Registry is the central storehouse for all settings for the Windows operating systems. This includes hardware configuration, file associations, and control panel settings. Many other programs will also store settings in the registry. The registry is made up of "Keys". Each key is like the branch of a tree. Each key has one parent key, and zero or more child keys. Each key can contain zero or more "Values", each of which contains a single piece of data.

User Avatar

Wiki User

2006-04-23 17:11:38
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What Microsoft OS is an upgrade of Windows 2000

Which file system is used by floppy disks

What is the purpose of the boot camp software on a mac

Which operating system was developed by Microsoft using core components of OS2 and was meant to replace OS2

See all cards
61 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is a registry value?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the value data for AltDefaultUserName?

The value for that registry is usually the last user profile login

What is The lowest hierarchical level in a registry?

root directory

What cisco command shows value of confing registry?

#show version

How is the Windows registry organized?

The registry is organized into keys and sub keys. Each key contains a value entry, and has a name, a type or class, and the value itself. The name is a string that identifies the key. The length and the format of the value depends on the data type.

How can modify registry value?

Search for the key and when you find it double click on it. And you need to do.

What part of the Windows Registry contains the user's password file?


What are registry error?

The Windows Registry is a collection of data used to store information about Windows, Windows applications, and hardware. A registry error will typically fall into one of two categories: # Missing value - A program is trying to retrieve a value from the registry, but that value does not exist. # Incorrect value - A program is retrieves a value from the registry, but the value has been changed to be something it should not be. A registry error is an error that occurs when the computer encounters a problem with some of the system files which are called registries. These registries are edited quite often and so errors can occur every so often. Programs such as Norton 360 fix registries so they are easily run by the computer. Be careful however as there are a plentiful amount of programs out there that 'claim' to be proper programs but in fact they can contain viruses or 'scareware'.

WHen double click cannot open other drives then C other drives display oriental characters when right click on them?

To resolve this problem, edit the registry to set the value data for the Default string value in the registry keys that are described in the "Cause" section of this article to none:1.Start Registry Editor (Regedt). START -> RUN -> [type] regedit -> hit Enter2.Locate and then click the Default value under the following keys in the registry if this problem occurs with folders:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellIf this problem occurs with drives:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell3.Click Modify on the Edit menu.4.Type none in the Value data box, and then click OK.5.Quit Registry Editor.Any Problems......mail merahul_fj@live.comalways happy to help

What is smart dithering?

SmartDithering is a windows Registry value that effects how your Internet Explorer displays images. This feature makes images appear smoother. You can turn this on or off, but I dont recommend deleting the Registry key.

What is the functionality of registry cleaner?

The functionality of a registry cleaner is to optimize Windows registry, remove unwanted entries from registry, and fix errors caused by the registry.

What is registry booster?

registry booster is to clean up ur registry

How do you delete registry?

Registry cleaner software is best for this remove or delete registry files.......

People also asked