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The display tab displays information about the display adapter itself. Here you can see the name of the display adapter, here's the manufacturer. Now this is, again, a virtual machine, so we're using a virtual display adapter, so the name is VMware SVGA, the manufacturer is VMware Incorporated. If we were looking at a hardware physical machine, then we'd see the name of the manufacturer here, like NVIDIA. Now up here we'd see the model number of the video card. Tells us here the chip set, the deck type,we see the amount of memory installed on the card, and we also see the current display mode, 1280 x 720. Over here we see the different drivers that are being used to support the display adapter.Here's the version number of the drivers, and the date of the drivers. Under DirectX features, we can see whether or not direct draw acceleration is enabled or not, and it is. We can see whether direct 3D acceleration is enabled, and whether AGP texture acceleration is enabled, as well. We go to the sound tab, we can see information about the sound interface installed on the system. Now, this is a virtual machine running off a hypervisor. It does not have a sound interface configured, and so we don't have a sound device listed here, but if we did, if this were a hardware machine with a sound interface, we would see information about that device here. Go to input, we see information about the mouse and the keyboard. Summary 8:01-8:08 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about some of the utilities you can use to view system configuration information. We looked at MSCONFIG, and then we ended this lesson bylooking at DxDiag. Using Regedit 0:00-0:08 In this demonstration we're going to talk about using the RegEdit utility to edit the Registry on a Windows system. Role and Function of the Registry 0:09-2:35 Now the Windows Registry is a very important part of the Windows Operating System. The Registry is the system database that stores information about the hardware and software in the system, as well as the user accounts that have been created on your system. Windows uses the Registry really to set up your entire computing environment, therefore, generally speaking, we don't directly work with the Registry database itself on a day-to-day basis. We still have to make changes that are stored in the Registry but instead of directly editing the Registry database, we instead use some type of front-end utility to make the configuration change. Then we let the utility then make the appropriate change to the Registry. For example, let's go into Control Panel, a right-click on my Windows button and click on Control Panel. Let's go to Hardware and Sound, let's go to Mouse, and let's go to Pointers, and let's select a pointerscheme over here such as Windows Black. Notice when I do that, the cursor changes from a white cursor to a black cursor, the other icons with a cursor change down here as well. If I were to hit Okay at this point, the configuration change I just made up here under Scheme would be written to the Windows Registry. I'm not gonna
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