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I'm aware of the problems with the registry, but it's not like Windows is the only OS to use a database (although it may be the only one that does it for system configuration). Unix-like OSs that use package managers maintain a database of installed software packages. At least in the case of the Windows registry you can have concurrent access by multiple processes.
    
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I'm aware of the problems with the registry, but it's not like Windows is the only OS to use a database (although it may be the only one that does it for system configuration). Unix-like OSs that use package managers maintain a database of installed software packages. At least in the case of the Windows registry you can have concurrent access by multiple processes.
True, I'm also wondering how they'll manage to maintain backwards compatibility with programs, without loss of performance. Who knows, they might have removed their plans to remove the registry. Guess we'll know the main features Windows 8 will provide closer to the time...
    
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I haven't had problems with errors relating to registry since the days of 95 and 98.
It's an often overly exaggerated issue.
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The last time I had a problem with the registry was not an inherent problem with the registry. An application simply didn't remove most of its registry keys and couldn't be installed again until it stopped thinking it was already installed. I spent 10-15 minutes pressing F3 and deleting any reference to it.

Where improvements are really needed IMO is with C:\\Windows\\winsxs. That monstrosity of hardlinks is just plain bad.
    
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