Registry DataBase : 6 HKeys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = HKLM   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT = HKCR
HKEY_USERS = HKU   HKEY_DYN_DATA = HKDD
HKEY_CURRENT_USER = HKCU   HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG = HKCC
These keys start with HKEY because Microsoft chose the Hungarian naming convention for variable names. According to that convention, any variable, data type or constant starts with a prefix identifying its type. HKEY means handle to a key, which clearly explains the function of those HKEYS.

 

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