I'd like some information regarding the 'wait to kill key' in Windows 7. I believe that this key has been referred to as a corrupt Microsoft key. On the advice of HP, about a year ago, HP advised me to 'delete' the aforesaid key. However, in some forums, they say to modify this key. Exactly, what is the specific function of this key. I saw no adverse effects of deleting this 'wait to kill' key. Now that I have performed a recovery, I'm seeking some technical information about this key. Can I delete this key?