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Why so many ControlSets in Registry?

By coolink
Mar 26, 2008
  1. I was looking at the registry and found these Controlsets:

    HKey_Local_Machine\System\ControlSet001
    HKey_Local_Machine\System\ControlSet002
    HKey_Local_Machine\System\ControlSet003
    HKey_Local_Machine\System\ControlSet004
    HKey_Local_Machine\System\ControlSet005
    HKey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet

    Why so many? My other computer has only 2.

    Windows XP Pro SP2
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,929   +735

    Me too! The active set is CurrentControlSet and ControlSet001 + ControlSet002
    are used for 'the last known good configuration'

    I guess your system has save more than two 'last known ...'
     
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