Windows Registry Tutorial
To improve performance or make Windows work the way you want, you can change registry key values manually using the Windows Registry Editor (regedit). Your registry files can also be changed by malware or due to errors during the installation of programs or drives; these unwanted changes are likely to degrade the performance of your computer or even damage it.
This Windows registry tutorial explains how to modify the registry and fix unwanted changes to it. You’ll learn all things you need to know to successfully manage your registry. See the structure of the tutorial for more details:
- How to perform basic management tasks, such as list all the registry keys in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM) hive or other hives, andcreate and delete registry keys
- How to fix Windows registry issues, including how to find and remove a copy of a key that an uninstalled application might have left behind
- How to back up your registry by exporting the registry file to a safe location
- How to restore your registry from a backup using various tools