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By Ironspider ·
Ok, new question and a lot easier than the last one.

I have 3 discs on this computer, all of which have OSes on them. The question is, Do all 3 have registrys? Or does just 1 exist for the computer as a whole?

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by NickNielsen In reply to Registry question

Each different OS installation will have its own registry and settings.

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Different and...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Registry question

unique.
In that, they are not interchangeable.

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looking

by Ironspider In reply to Different and...

Not looking to interchange them, just plain trying to find them.

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Well...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to looking

I know dis much:

Unlike Win95-98-ME where the registry is contained in two files (system.dat and user.dat), the Windows XP & Vista registries are contained in 5 hives :

security
system
software
sam
default

These are files without extensions, and they are located in the windows\system32\config folder.

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<wondering if that gets him a thumb> ;-)

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thumby

by Ironspider In reply to Well...

Um, I use W2K...

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Why didn't ya say so? :)

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to thumby

The Registry is stored in several files; depending upon the version of Windows, there will be different files and different locations for these files, but they are all on the local machine, except for the Ntuser.dat file, which may be placed on another computer to allow for roaming profiles and the policy file, which is usually stored on a server in the local network.

Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista and Server 2003:
The following Registry files are stored in %SystemRoot%\System32\Config\:
Sam ? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SAM
Security ? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY
Software ? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
System ? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM
Default ? HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT
Userdiff
The following files are stored in each user's profile folder:
%UserProfile%\Ntuser.dat ? HKEY_USERS\<User SID> (HKEY_CURRENT_USER)
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Usrclass.dat (path is localized) ? HKEY_USERS\<User SID>_Classes (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes)

Windows 95, 98, and Me:
The registry files are named User.dat and System.dat and are stored in the C:\WINDOWS directory. In Windows ME Classes.dat was added.

Windows 3.11:
The registry file is called Reg.dat and is stored in the C:\WINDOWS directory.


Dat's all I knows and dar ain't no mo.

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thanks

by Ironspider In reply to Why didn't ya say so? :)

i'll think about a thumb

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No Problemo

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to thanks

forget about it.
All in fun.
I've been doing this for a long time and gave up on expecting those just about as long ago.


besides... after the last time I helped you the stage was set.

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What a wonderfull creation

by DaveDXB In reply to Why didn't ya say so? :)

What would we have all done without Google.

(giggles)

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Hey!

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to What a wonderfull creatio ...

I only put as much effort into it as warranted by the questioner. ;-)

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