Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
The Windows subkey stores configuration data for the programs running on the Win32 subsystem. The subkeys of the Windows subkey represent versions of the Win32 subsystem, such as CurrentVersion, which refers to the version currently running on the computer. Each version subkey contains subkeys representing programs that run on that version of the subsystem.
The Windows subkey in HKEY_CURRENT_USER stores entries that apply only to the current user of the computer. The SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows subkey in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE stores entries that apply to all users of the computer.