Expert Advice for Windows XP Power Users
Created for Windows power users and anyone who aspires to be one, Mastering Windows XP Registry provides focused, practical coverage of Windows' most important--and most challenging--element: the registry. Inside, you'll learn to customize Windows XP, optimize the network, and avoid scores of potential disasters, all by working with registry settings. If you're a power user, a system administrator, programmer, or consultant, this guide is absolutely essential.
Understanding registry keys and data types
Applying the secrets of the most important registry keys
Adjusting the Windows GUI through registry settings
Using the registry in networking
Optimizing performance by editing registry settings
Working with registry tools
Recovering from disasters
Eliminating unwanted keys, entries, applications, and files
Taking advantage of the registry in your own programs
Tracking registry changes made by applications
Navigating registry entries
Windows XP Professional Complete
MasteringÖ Windows XP Professional
MasteringÖ Windows 2000 Registry
Part I ˇ Registry Basics
Chapter 1 ˇ What Is a Registry and Why?
Chapter 2 ˇ Readme.1st: Preventing Disaster!
Chapter 3 ˇ Anatomy of the Registry: The Blood, Gore, and Guts
Chapter 4 ˇ Registry Tools and Tips: Getting the Work Done
Chapter 5 ˇ Policies: Good for One, Good for All
Part II ˇ Advanced Registry Stuff
Chapter 6 ˇ Associations, Linkages, and OLE: How Confusing Can This Get?
Chapter 7 ˇ Why, Oh Why, Are There system.ini and win.ini Files?
Chapter 8 ˇ Getting Rid of the Unwanted
Chapter 9 ˇ Recovering from Disaster, or Making the Best of a Bad Situation
Chapter 10 ˇ Programming and the Registry: A Developer's Paradise?
Chapter 11 ˇ The Performance Monitor Meets the Registry
Part III ˇ Windows and Office Registry Entries
Chapter 12 ˇ The Windows XP User Interface: Changing How It Looks
Chapter 13 ˇ Networking and Registry System Entries
Chapter 14 ˇ Microsoft Office Entries
Part IV ˇ The Registry Reference
Chapter 15 ˇ Introduction to HKEY--CLASSES--ROOT
Chapter 16 ˇ Introduction to HKEY--CURRENT--USER and HKEY--USERS
Chapter 17 ˇ Introduction to HKEY--LOCAL--MACHINE
Chapter 18 ˇ Introduction to HKEY--LOCAL--MACHINE\Software
Chapter 19 ˇ Introduction to HKEY--LOCAL--MACHINE\System and HKEY--CURRENT--CONFIG
Part V ˇ Appendices
Appendix A ˇ Common Hives and Keys
Appendix B ˇ Registry Data Types
Appendix C ˇ Where Can I Get More Help?
Appendix D ˇ Performance Counters
Appendix E ˇ Plug and Play Identifiers
Appendix F ˇ Microsoft Office CLSIDs