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Windows 7: Request lessons in Registry

30 Mar 2012   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroHQ View Post
I want all the secrets and tricks in the Windows Registry if possible and thank you

Hello ZeroHQ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but that is just too broad of a request, and way to much information for anyone to be able to answer. We need specific questions for a specific item instead.

If you like, you could look through our Tutorials section here. Many of them have registry tweaks included in them that you could edit to help learn from.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2012   #12

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

...and I would suggest making/using a virtual machine to practice/learn on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2012   #13

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Or just an extra PC you don't mind performing system recovery on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Mar 2012   #14

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64

You can do simple things in the registry that System Restore will not even begin to undo. I suggest full drive imaging as a means of backup; it's much quicker than a reinstall.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2012   #15

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

...but reverting to a previously saved snapshot in a VB VM literally takes 3 seconds on my weak hardware - if all you changed is registry stuff. I don't think any other method can beat that for messing around in the registry, reverting to a known good state and then messing around some more.

And if you just use the 30 day trail install of the OS, the "learning" is free.

...but you guys/gals knew all of that
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #16

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

OK, let's have a little fun discussing VM. :)

VM = Virtual Machine.


1. You can host a guest operating system known as a VM inside your main operating system known as the host sharing the computing resources from your pc such as the CPU and memory.

This will allow you to have access to other operating systems in real time. A huge benefit if you dont want to fork out on a new computer just because you want to try the latest linux operating system or the latest macosx.

2. Testing and learning. If your a software developer, you can test software inside a VM. If the VM would or ever crash your operating system due to ur software, then the main operating system is not affected, only the VM would be.

So its good for testing purposes. Its also good for testing a virtual network. You could set up multiple VMs and network each VM together as if they were separate machines. This would allow you to test out networking protocols and that would help to become a network engineer.

3. If you have a server with lots of computing resources then you could create lots of webservers which are separate to each other and resell what they call 'virtual server' to customers. This means they get a slice of your computer resources. If their webserver shuts down abnormally, the machine wouldnt be affected as you they will only have access to their virtual machine.

4. If you have more than one monitor, then you can each assign a virtual machine to a monitor so each virtual machine has its own monitor

5. VMs are portable. Its just a huge file. Take that file with you anywhere and you have your files and operating with u whereever you go. However you can only run it on a pc that has a Virtualisation software, software that allows you to run virtual machines.


1. Resources Hungry. It uses up more resources the more VMs that you run simultaneously.

2. If your CPU does not allow for hardware virtualization then you can run some operating systems in software virtualization but generally its slower. So slow that it would annoy you.
Some operating systems will not run in software virtualization and require that you have a CPU with hardware virtualization. So it would cost you more if you dont have a CPU with hardware virtualization.

3. If you want to own your own server and intend to resell a virtual server then you generally need a fair bit of money to set it all up. This could mean a purchase of 64-bit hardware with multiple cpus and multiple hard drives.

Big cost.

In regards to server virtualization I think ive already covered most. It also plays a role in Google OS and other cloud computing companies. If you initiate setup on a cloud computing software, it means it may or may not install an operating system into your computer but instead give you the software to access that operating system which could be hosted on the Cloud which may be where it stores your files.

What this means is your computer becomes a terminal. A means of accessing your operating system through a cloud provider. This is another kind of virtualization where you as the user will get a share of their computer resources by storing your files on their computers.

It then means you can go anywhere in the world, use any computer and wala you have access to your operating system. These cloud computer companies rely on virtualization.

Final Note: If you have the money to invest and you intend on developing software for other platforms and plan on become a network engineer or for other reason I mentioned above, then invest in setting up your machine to support virtualization
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #17

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quickdraw2011 View Post
1. Resources Hungry.
I'll have to think about that one a bit - as compared to the same number of individual computers and the resources they use or waste (electricity, RAM, CPU cycles...).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #18

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

The OP seems to have gone out of this discussion. Perhaps he would like to mark this thread as solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #19

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

I tried to nudge the OP back in a while ago.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

While I personally don't mind playing around in the registry, I always recommend that my family and friends do not.

Mainly because I'm the Muggins who has to fix it when they turn things pear-shaped.

Oh, the joys of computer knowledge...
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