Registry (Compact 2013)


The Windows Embedded Compact registry stores data about applications, drivers, user preferences, and other configuration settings.

Windows Embedded Compact supports two types of registries: RAM-based and hive-based.

Windows Embedded Compact provides the option to implement the registry as a RAM-based heap file or a hive-based registry stored in files. RAM-based registry data can be lost if the RAM loses power, unless the OEM has implemented a registry backup procedure.

The registry is also used for system initialization. The registry can be loaded from and stored to another persistent storage device. The registry can exist as a file on any file system.

For reference information, see Registry Reference.

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