Microsoft’s operating system, Windows Series is a great stage with a large number of options and great user-friendly interface, which does not exist in other systems and that, is the secret behind its popularity. But this system has great alternatives for the nerdy users- especially those with the feeling that Windows Registry contributes towards high perks and risk, because bad editing or re-arrangement is bound to bring unrepairable situations.
Its trademark, delicate designs and the important messages every key holds is what makes it so interesting. The Windows Registry initially came out as a 3.1 version of Windows with the aim of clearing out a lot of INI files’ garbage that occurred due to its working on each program. In other words, every program made their INI which was difficult to understand.
The Registry recorded every INI file for its data base and thereby were able to get rid of a great deal of mess that had piled up in the routine working of the OS. Slowly, the Registry moved onto become large database, utilized to link programs working directly, in addition to hash-keys, routine information, currently running information, and kernel information, very important for the overallmaintainance of your computer.
It also provided its users the power-user that can be used for Windows very easily. The Registry editor, which can be obtained by going to Start->Run->Regedit, is in fact very influential software yet possessing a simple user-friendly interface – click on the key-folder and all the keys are displayed on the right. Here, any corrections, proof-reading is also very quick and simple, as if to sow that simplicity is the only factor necessary to make a likable software interface.
To access the ‘Searching Command’ move to Edit->Find. On clicking, a pop-out window is displayed which questions you for a ‘Search String ‘and the boundaries of the search string. Searching is a time consuming job, especially when we are looking at bigger machines filled with larger number of programs, but the search will auto stop once it comes in contact with any key of the same parameter.
In case you find many such keys, you might have to choose ‘Find Next’ from the Edit Menu. The short cut keys are the same as the ones used in other Windows programs – Ctrl +F [Find Function] and F3 takes up the role of ‘Find Next’ instantly.