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Windows 7: registry


25 Apr 2011   #1
shashank646

Widows 7 64 bit
 
 
registry

Can someone explain me a sequential order how exactly the computer registry come into action from the moment i start the computer. How does it interact with operating system.
Explain in layterms if possible


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26 Apr 2011   #2
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

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26 Apr 2011   #3
SuprX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
. . . a good question-

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-nope, unless i missed something, that didn't help.
Is there a specific citation you can point to?

Thanks!
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26 Apr 2011   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The answer should be found in this book: Windows Internals Book

I've got a copy at home, so shall have a look this afternoon.
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26 Apr 2011   #5
SuprX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
TIA!

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The answer should be found in this book: Windows Internals Book

I've got a copy at home, so shall have a look this afternoon.
Much appreciated!
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26 Apr 2011   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I'm confused about why one person asked the original question and another is now responding.
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26 Apr 2011   #7
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Multiple accounts possibly?

Regards....Mike Connor
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26 Apr 2011   #8
Agrippa

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

OK, I can't do Win 7, but looking at my copy of Windows XP Registry gives me this (and it's all pretty lengthy):

1. Power-on self-tests and various operations leads to the NTLDR file.

2. NTLDR loads the file ndetect.com and collects information about currently installed hardware and updates the information in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Hardware.

3. If Hardware Profile/Last Known Good Menu is invoked, XP uses the specific configuration stored in the registry hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

4. The NT kernel is initialized, services are loaded & Windows started.

5. The Hardware Abstraction Layer is loaded and the registry system sub-key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System is loaded into memory.

6. Windows scans the registry for all drivers with a start value of zero.

7. Kernel initialization starts & the blue background now appears & the system scans the registry for all drivers that must be started at the kernel initialization stage.

8. XP then starts various components and systems. Each component & system reads the registry and performs various tasks & functions.

9. Once XP is booted both OS & applications use the registry. This can be dynamic or static. Some registry items are read once & some every time they are referenced.

10. Application-related data is probably read when the application starts.

11. User-interface data is sometimes dynamic.

12. System data is usually static or otherwise buffered.

And how much use such information is to the average user such as myself is a moot point.
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26 Apr 2011   #9
shashank646

Widows 7 64 bit
 
 

thanks a ton. Though its totally greek to me, I find some points totally useful



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Agrippa View Post
OK, I can't do Win 7, but looking at my copy of Windows XP Registry gives me this (and it's all pretty lengthy):

1. Power-on self-tests and various operations leads to the NTLDR file.

2. NTLDR loads the file ndetect.com and collects information about currently installed hardware and updates the information in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Hardware.

3. If Hardware Profile/Last Known Good Menu is invoked, XP uses the specific configuration stored in the registry hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

4. The NT kernel is initialized, services are loaded & Windows started.

5. The Hardware Abstraction Layer is loaded and the registry system sub-key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System is loaded into memory.

6. Windows scans the registry for all drivers with a start value of zero.

7. Kernel initialization starts & the blue background now appears & the system scans the registry for all drivers that must be started at the kernel initialization stage.

8. XP then starts various components and systems. Each component & system reads the registry and performs various tasks & functions.

9. Once XP is booted both OS & applications use the registry. This can be dynamic or static. Some registry items are read once & some every time they are referenced.

10. Application-related data is probably read when the application starts.

11. User-interface data is sometimes dynamic.

12. System data is usually static or otherwise buffered.

And how much use such information is to the average user such as myself is a moot point.
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27 Apr 2011   #10
SuprX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Hey-

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Agrippa View Post
OK, I can't do Win 7, but looking at my copy of Windows XP Registry gives me this (and it's all pretty lengthy):

1. Power-on self-tests and various operations leads to the NTLDR file.

2. NTLDR loads the file ndetect.com and collects information about currently installed hardware and updates the information in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Hardware.

3. If Hardware Profile/Last Known Good Menu is invoked, XP uses the specific configuration stored in the registry hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

4. The NT kernel is initialized, services are loaded & Windows started.

5. The Hardware Abstraction Layer is loaded and the registry system sub-key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System is loaded into memory.

6. Windows scans the registry for all drivers with a start value of zero.

7. Kernel initialization starts & the blue background now appears & the system scans the registry for all drivers that must be started at the kernel initialization stage.

8. XP then starts various components and systems. Each component & system reads the registry and performs various tasks & functions.

9. Once XP is booted both OS & applications use the registry. This can be dynamic or static. Some registry items are read once & some every time they are referenced.

10. Application-related data is probably read when the application starts.

11. User-interface data is sometimes dynamic.

12. System data is usually static or otherwise buffered.

And how much use such information is to the average user such as myself is a moot point.
Yes, thanks very much for this reply!
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