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Windows 7: Registry Key - what is it?

18 Oct 2014   #1
Callender

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Registry Key - what is it?

Does anyone know what this is?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Environment\

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I can't find much info on it. Does anyone else have it?




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18 Oct 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

That is a odd one to me. I dont think ive ever seen or come across a registry key named enviroment. If it cant find the file specified; the key must be empty. Short of that im not totally sure as like i said ive never come across that one.

EDIT: just fyi for ya; I like your link to hard disk tools. Looks like a lot of helpful tools there so i bookmarked it in my browser. I like it.
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18 Oct 2014   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Environment Registry Key

Thanks for your reply. I think I'll make a system image backup before deleting it then see what happens!

Edit:

Best info that I can find is:

Embedded nulls are also sometimes used by vendors and developers,
as yet another antipiracy measure.
The point is, any developer whose apps write to the Windows registry
knows -- or should know -- that embedded nulls render a string
unreadable as a whole by the default Windows viewers.

Does that mean that all embedded nulls signal malware? Of course not.
What it does mean is that something is being hidden from ready view.

Attempting to look at it with another utility reveals:

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So it's probably best to leave it alone.


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18 Oct 2014   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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I managed to get a look at it. It's a license - possibly created by Macrium Reflect but that's just guesswork.

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18 Oct 2014   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
I managed to get a look at it. It's a license - possibly created by Macrium Reflect but that's just guesswork.

Attachment 337260
Nice work !
I looked at one system and it didn't have the Environment key - that OS does not have Macrium.
Just looked at another system with Macrium, and the key is there.
I think you nailed it
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18 Oct 2014   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Macrium Reflect License

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

I looked at one system and it didn't have the Environment key - that OS does not have Macrium.
Just looked at another system with Macrium, and the key is there.
Thanks for the confirmation!
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02 Apr 2015   #7
Viscon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
I managed to get a look at it. It's a license - possibly created by Macrium Reflect but that's just guesswork.

Attachment 337260
Would you be so kind and tell what program let you reveal what's inside Environment key?
I've fount this key in my system too, and would like to know what's in it.
Thnx in advance.
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02 Apr 2015   #8
Callender

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03 Apr 2015   #9
Viscon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Callender
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03 Apr 2015   #10
comptech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thank you
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