I don't think that there's anyone who completely understands the registry - but there's some pretty smart folks out there who write about it.
My favorite is "The Microsoft Windows Registry Guide" by Jerry Honeycutthttp://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/8762.asp
Finding entries in the registry is like doing a google search - you've gotta try a few different keywords to find all the entries. Usually the manufacturer has a key for itself, then there's another key for the program name - plus other keys for different functions that it performs.
A tip from the book above is to use a registry compare program. Then backup your registry, then make some changes. Then compare the 2 - that'll show you where those changes are stored in the registry.
Also, another nice tool is the last freeware version of Total Uninstall - it'll tell you what keys were added, modified, or deleted when installing a program. Here's the link: http://www.aplusfreeware.com/categories/util/uninst.html
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