Nothing happens on a PC without the Registry being involved. This "nervous system" for your PC controls everything from start-up, to software installation, driver management, and configuration. This course, Windows Registry Troubleshooting, will take you on a deep-dive into the Registry, showing you what's what, and how to repair any type of Registry problem for multiple users on a PC. You'll also explore the tools and utilities available to help you edit and manage the Registry. Finally, you'll learn how to manually control and manipulate Registry entries for troubleshooting. By the end of this course, you'll have an understanding of troubleshooting Windows Registry and the best methods for doing so.
Mike was first awarded as a Microsoft MVP in 2011 and is a recognized technical expert in the Windows experience and troubleshooting with more than a dozen books published, including Beginning Windows 10 and Windows 10 Troubleshooting.
Course Overview Hi, I'm Mike Halsey. I'm a Microsoft MVP awardee and the author of many books on Windows troubleshooting, and I'm excited to bring you this short course on how to troubleshoot registry problems in Microsoft Windows. The Windows registry is at the root of everything that happens on a PC, from hardware and software driver usage, to app functionality, domain connectivity, and manageability, which makes the registry itself a massive and deeply technical and complicated database. Managing and working with a registry is further complicated by the use of various editing tools, all of which perform different functions to others. This course will guide you through the maze that is the Windows registry and show you in Windows 7, Windows 8. 1, and Windows 10 how to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot any type of registry issue, from small corruptions to major misconfigurations. Some of the major topics we'll cover include how to navigate the registry, what's what and what's where, the tools and utilities available to help you edit and manage the registry, and how to manually control and manipulate registry entries for troubleshooting. By the end of this course, you'll be able to perform any kind of manageability and troubleshooting operation within the registry. I hope you'll join me on this journey and learn how to troubleshoot the Windows registry at Pluralsight.