Is there a good comprehensive publication available that will explain fully the structure of Windows XP Registry and in detail how to follow the instructions of Microsoft or others when advice is given to use the Registry Editor by expanding the system when symtoms require it.
The dangers of tampering are well understood hence this request.
I don't know of any books for beginners on the XP registry, and I think the subject is much too complex for beginners. The main thing is to always back up the registry before making any changes, and only make changes when you are absolutely certain of what you are doing. This site contains a lot of useful information click here
I have ordered a paperback by Jerry Honeycutt via Amazon...Microsoft Windows Registry Guide. I believe it will suit my limited experience rather than the one you advised Kemistri but I appreciate your input.