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User Software Settings and System Software Settings in Windows Regsitry

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Hello EveryOne

Can Anybody help in finding out What are User Software Settings and System
Software Settings in Windows Registry.I mean what are all the keys that are
concerned to User Software Settings as well as System Software Settings in
Windows Regsitry.

Thanks in Advance

Regards
Vighneswar

May 16 '06 #1
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This really isn't the place to find out. I have seen in the past Web
sites devoted to the Registry and lists of the keys that can be stored
there, or are stored there by various versions of MS products, etc.

I did a quick Google and came up with this site:

http://aumha.org/win4/kbreg.php

which might be a place to start.

In general, you'll have much more luck using Google to look for
comprehensive Web pages than you will asking this question in
newsgroups.

May 16 '06 #2

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When MS released Win95 they introduced registry (if I am not wrong) as
central place for storing settings.
Since then many software vendors use registry for this purpose and it
was overloaded.
So with .NET era they recommend to keep setting in application folder
as .config file

on your question: Each software vendor decide how to use its section of
registry and only in thei documentation you can find what specific keys
means.

the best way is when you want to change certain setting on some
software to search for relevant registry key on google for it.

I hope this helps
Galin Iliev[MCSD.NET]
www.galcho.com

May 16 '06 #3

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Galcho,
So with .NET era they recommend to keep setting in application folder
as .config file

For sure not by the Microsoft developers, if I run REGMON I see consequently
almost alone Microsoft register activity.

Cor
May 17 '06 #4

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> So with .NET era they recommend to keep setting in application folder
as .config file


I've seen that stated many times in this newsgroup. I still haven't
gotten my head around using a .config file for constantly changing,
transient settings like window position and size, etc.

However, I do agree that if you have configuration information that
should be released with your application, such as database connection
strings, server names, and the like, then this really is
"configuration" information and doesn't belong in the registry any
more. It's much easier to release (or build during install) a .config
file than it is to stuff things into the registry.

However, I continue to use the registry to save transient settings from
one execution a program to the next. By that I mean user preference
things like window size, colour choices... things like that.

May 21 '06 #5

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