A little deceptive, the Hardware key only holds information for the HyperTerminal program, relative to the math co-processor and the serial ports. It appears that it would hold much more and be a major key, but all of the settings and specifics are in the Enum key.
This key holds information only about the primary network logon. The details of all the network services are held in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\Network key.
This key is reserved for future use with higher security functions
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The settings for all installed 32-bit software and .INI files for applications are listed in this key. The items included vary, depending on the software installed. Control functions for those applications are listed in the many subkeys located here.
This key stores all information required for the system to start, and for the recovery of the system in case of failure. It includes the control sets describing the device drivers, their settings, and other services.
This subkey contains descriptions and controls for device drivers and other services. Unlike Windows NT, Windows 95 only holds information on the current control set of drivers. Control
This subkey holds the information that is set in the Control Panel applets in Windows 95. Do not edit this information through the Registry editor because some applets make changes in more than one Registry location. A missing entry may cause the system to be unstable. The following list holds the subkeys under the Control key: ComputerName
This key contains all the standard services that come with Windows 95, plus any that have been added through the installation of services or devices. Each standard service key contains configuration and identification settings.
The arbitrators keys hold the information required to resolve conflicts between two devices when they are competing for the same settings. The four subkeys hold information about RAM address conflicts, DMA, I/O port conflicts, and IRQ conflicts.
The class key holds all the subkeys for control of all the classes of devices that Windows 95 supports. These are similar to the groupings of devices you see in the Add New Hardware wizard, and holds information as to how the devices will be installed.
This key holds information about the various Internet Explorer accessories available in the system. It is only installed when you have installed Internet Explorer 2.0 or above.
The MSNP32 key describes how the Client for Microsoft Networks is going to function. It holds information about the authentication process and the authenticator.
The NWNP32 key describes how the Microsoft Client for NetWare Networks is going to function. It holds information about the authentication process and the authenticator.
Inside this key is the information required for Remote Access to work on the Windows 95 system. It includes authentication parameters, host information, and protocol information in order to create a dial-up environment that will work.
This key holds all the parameters for SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). That includes the permitted managers, the trap configuration, and the valid communities.
The VxD key holds information on all the 32-bit virtual device drivers in Windows 95. Windows 95 automatically manages them, so there is no reason to edit them with a Registry editor. All the static VxDs are listed with a subkey under this key.
The WebPost key holds settings and pointers for all loaded Internet Mail post offices. If you connect to a service provider, and it is listed here, you will poll the server for any mail that is to be delivered to you.
Information about the Winsock file to be used when connecting to the Internet is listed in this key. If the incorrect file is listed, you will not be able to get onto the Internet. WinTrust
The WinTrust function is set in the Registry as part of the process of checking every file downloaded from the Internet for viruses. It will ensure you get only clean files.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE holds all the filename, file-location, and setting information for the entire system, and all its attached devices. It is updated by the Control Panel, by the installation of devices, and through utilities.
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.