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This article describes the typical Control subkeys that are located in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry key in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows 98 Second Edition.
The Control subkey contains all the settings necessary for your current Windows configuration. The type of information contained in this key includes file system settings, password and service provider information, and installed system files. The Control subkey is located in the following registry key:
Control Subkeys Located in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Key
ASDThis key contains the List and Prob subkeys, which store settings used internally by Windows. This key is not included in Windows 95.
ComputerNameThis key identifies a computer in a workgroup. You should set the computer name using the Network tool in Control Panel.
DeviceClassesThis key contains several keys that describe device classes. This key is not included in Windows 95.
FileSystemThis key contains the type and settings of the file system.
GroupOrderListThis key contains the Base value, which stores a binary byte stream defining the group order. This key is not included in Windows 95.
IDConfigDBThis key contains identification for the current configuration.
InstalledFilesBThis key contains a list of the system files (.vxd, .dll, and so on) already installed in Windows.
Keyboard LayoutsThis key contains a list of the .dll files for the keyboard language, which you should set using the Keyboard tool in Control Panel.
MediaPropertiesThis key contains subkeys with the properties for joysticks and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) schemes.
Media ResourcesThis key contains descriptions and driver information for multimedia components.
NetworkProviderThis key contains the name and order of the network providers.
NlsThis key contains information on national language support, including language and local preferences. You should set this key using the Keyboard tool in Control Panel.
NTKernThis key contains one entry (NextLUID) that specifies the next Logical User ID (LUID) to use. This key is not included in Windows 95.
PerfStatsThis key contains System Monitor information that is used to show performance values of memory usage, system components such as the kernel, and so on. The information contained in this key is static.
PwdProviderServices that require an access password use this key to store the options for the password provider.
SecurityProvidersThis key specifies the .dll files for the security provider.
ServiceGroupOrderThis key contains entries that specify the order of several service groups. This key is not included in Windows 95.
ServiceProviderThis key contains information about the service providers used in Windows.
Session ManagerThis key contains the Power subkey, which contains two values that define the AC and DC power policies. The space in the name of this key differentiates it from the SessionManager key.
SessionManagerThis key contains global variables that are maintained by the operating system, subkeys that list programs that do not run well in Windows 98, .dll files whose version numbers should be checked, and folder and file names for all the Session Manager .dll files.
ShutdownThis key contains data relevant to the shutdown process.
TimeZoneInformationThis key contains values for time zone settings, which you should set using the Date/Time tool in Control Panel.
UpdateThis key specifies how Windows is updated (for example, an automatic update or a network update).
VMM32This key contains file names of VxD files combined into the Vmm32.vxd virtual device driver.
WebPostThis key contains entries for the Web Publishing Wizard.
Article ID: 250447 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.3