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Retrieving Windows XP product key from registry using Parted Magic

I've a laptop which has a Windows Vista licence sticker on it, but it was downgraded to Windows XP due to reasons. However, the HDD is broken (read errors and bad sectors everywhere) and it will not ...
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How to browse a registry hive file?

I had to reinstall windows but forgot to backup settings from an app from the registry. I still have the old registry in Windows.old/Documents and Settings/me. I think it's the ntuser.dat file. Is ...
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How can I add video dimensions to video file tooltips?

Hi there I would like to add some extra info to my video file tooltips on my computer. How do I add video dimensions to my video file tooltips??? AKA the little popup that appears when you hover over ...
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1answer
147 views

Changing default behavior of a Keyboard Multimedia Keys

Today I've got a Dell KB522 keyboard, which has 7 multimedia keys on top. I was wondering if it's possible to change the behaviour of those keys due to the lack of official Dell app to do that (for ...
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1answer
183 views

Why does reg.exe runs three processes when my Windows 8 starts up?

Whenever I start up my PC (running Windows 8.1) I am able to see three windows of running reg.exe program for a flash of a second. Some times they are visible for a longer duration and that was when I ...
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Made a reg edit to force Chrome to open in Desktop mode in Windows 8, now everything is broken

I made this reg file edit to open chrome in desktop mode in windows 8: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command] "DelegateExecute"=- ...
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1answer
71 views

Windows Explorer doesn't show correctly the custom icon

I have an issue with a custom file extension that I've added in the registry, I've followed all steps, reviewed the .ico file path, deleted the associated registry entries and tried again, rebooting ...
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What does the path '\REGISTRY\A\…' in Sysinternals Procmon log mean?

I use Sysinternals Procmon utility to monitor the registry access by some programs. Most log entries have the Path property starting from HKCU\… or HKLM\…, that corresponds to the registry hives ...
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1answer
538 views

Add registry entries for all users

I've installed a software on my windows 8 computer which writes entries in my registry. How can I modify this registry entries for all users ? For example what I need to modify is values from this key ...
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1answer
402 views

How to change meta data of a registry key?

According to Wikipedia: "The Windows registry can be edited manually using programs such as regedit.exe, although these tools do not expose some of registry's metadata such as the last modified date." ...
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2answers
211 views

How can I associate multiple context menu types for one file extension in the registry?

I want to add custom context menu options for certain file extensions (like .zip-files) for a program I'm developing. However on many (but not all) PCs my software is going to be installed on 7-Zip is ...
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1answer
336 views

No access to registry but local administrator

My domain joined Windows 8 client will not start the regedit.exe. I am local administrator on my machine, means my domain user is in the administrators group. I know that there are several GPOs ...
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Windows 8.1 touchpad three-finger-multitouch gesture gone

Couple of days ago, i installed the Windows 8.1 Pro WMC and all of a sudden the touchpad gesture, which worked like a charm back in Win 8.1 preview, Win 8 and even Win 7, just stopped working. I am ...
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1answer
245 views

Is it possible to configure a static IP alternative for all adapters using the registry?

I was reading the alternative configuration documentation, and thought I'd try to setup a fallback static IP to simplify my setup: ...
0
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1answer
54 views

HTTP links open nightly, not firefox

I installed Nightly on windows 8 to play with the new Metro interface that is under development. I uninstalled it a while later, but HTTP and HTTPS links go to Nightly, not firefox, and I can't seem ...
0
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1answer
331 views

How do I remove default windows items from the “open with” context menu?

The things in the image I have crossed out are the ones I want to remove. I have already tried the various NirSoft utilities, none of them will remove the default windows items. I've also tried ...
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1answer
288 views

How to set the default program without the program's icon for an extension

This might not be the best place to ask, but how can I set the default program for an extension while using a custom icon handler from a dll? I used this tool to show an apk's icon in explorer. I also ...
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578 views

Enable Recycle Bin Prompt in Windows 8 via Registry key

I need to enable the Recycle Bin Prompt via Regedit. I've tried to monitor the registry changes when enabling/disabling the recycle bin prompt but any value change found with Regshot (too strange ...
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1answer
469 views

Passing option params to context menu commands in Windows Registry Editor

How can we pass options to programs being called through edits to the windows registry using regedit.exe? This is a syntax question as far as I can tell. For example... I have recently added a new ...
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1answer
241 views

I think I broke something in my registry

So this is a two part problem. I was following directions trying to install some software and I misunderstood a poorly written segment of the installation instructions. This led to me deleting my ...
0
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1answer
5k views

Remove taskbar with registry in windows 7

I'm trying to permanently hide my taskbar. I'd rather not use a different shell or use software to do this for me, so editing the registry seemed a natural choice. Searching the web a bit, I found ...
4
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1answer
713 views

Turn Windows feature on or off is missing, Windows XP

I'm an administrator on the machine but the option under Control Panel -> Add Or Remove Programs is missing. Does anyone know where the registry key is to enable this?
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3answers
531 views

Easiest way to update a Registry value?

While using Linux I've grown accustomed to one-liners when I search online to fix annoying defaults. I know that these one liners could be very dangerous so I always make sure I know what they are ...
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1answer
496 views

Autorun for PowerShell

I have created some aliases (doskey), saved them to a file and added AutoRun value (pointing that file) for cmd.exe at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor I would like to do ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Registry Permission to change values

Since Windows-8 I'm unable to change values in the registry (different customizations) like changing the explorer menu. Anyone able to change the value of the key 'Attributes' in the following ...
3
votes
1answer
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How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond limits in Windows Regedit?

I want to increase mouse sensitivity beyond the limits set in Windows 7 Control Panel. I found various mouse sensitivity settings in regedit under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse. Can I ...
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0answers
43 views

Restrict use of Microsoft Access? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restrict use of Microsoft Access? I'm trying to remove the ability for non-administrators to create databases in Microsoft Access. My issue is that people are creating ...
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how to find default browser in registry windows 7

i need to find my default browser so first i try to figure it through regedit (registy keys) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/968449/how-do-i-change-default-browser-using-c-sharp-or-batch-file as ...
1
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1answer
476 views

Increase Lines of Scrollback for all sessions quickly

I have over 100 PuTTY sessions saved, and I wanted to increase my Lines of Scrollback from 200 to something higher like 5000. I know how to do this manually, one by one. However I don't want to ...
6
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1answer
6k views

How do you add an item to the context menu of a folder?

I know how to add a context menu for when you click on an actual folder: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\commandNameHere] but what about clicking on nothing in a folder? like I make a new ...
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1answer
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How to change a processor's name from device manager [closed]

I do not want to show my processor's name to others. So i want to edit the registry for the process's name in devicemanager. How can i do that or where is the registry key for the processor's name in ...
2
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1answer
445 views

Command line syntax for launching a softphone

I was advised to use the following command, from the Windows command line, in order to get my softphone to dial a number: @="\"C:\\Program Files\\qutecom\\qutecom.exe\" \"-c\" \"call\\%1\"" ...
2
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2answers
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How do I undo a deletion or modification made in RegEdit?

I followed http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5hs4b7a6.aspx to diasble Just-In-Time-Debugging. I deleted the following registry key in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows ...
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1answer
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Command Prompt, msconfig, regedit close immediately after opening

cmd.exe, regedit, msconfig and other system utilities close immediately after I open them. After restarting Windows, the folder option "Hide extensions for known file types" is automatically checked. ...
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3answers
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If I am not an administrator but I want to read the registry, what is easiest way to do it?

When I open regedit in Windows 7, I get "Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator" Can I open it someway in readonly mode? Or does anyone know how can I see values in the ...
3
votes
3answers
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I messed with my registry, now I need to change it back

I was trying to change which programs opened and edited my batch files in Windows 7. Now I want to change it all back to default, but my computer hasn't made any restore points. Can someone tell me ...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

How to remove all items containing a string in Windows registry?

I am trying to remove all reference to 'Business Objects' on my machine as my previous install was not right and doesnt give option to uninstall. I am able to delete one by one with find next (F3 ...
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3answers
2k views

How can I recover from deleting regedit?

I erased my regedit by mistake. I deleted it by typing it into the search bar in Windows 7, right-clicking and selecting "delete." Now when I type regedit in the search bar, it shows no results. How ...
3
votes
5answers
7k views

How set GMail as default mail client on Windows XP

How set GMail as default mail client on Windows XP? I would prefer a solution that allow me to use Google Chrome to launch GMail.
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2answers
156 views

Should I use registry cleaners?

I have a computer that has had some registry issues. I repaired my Windows installation, however I would like to ensure that there aren't any more issues. I read that you can use this method by ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

on Windows XP, how can I remove (NOT hide) a system tray icon without closing the process?

So I leave uTorrent running on the system tray when I go to work, but every time my brother gets on the pc he closes it. So by the time I get back I've lost 7-8 hours of download. Most infuriating. I ...
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2answers
3k views

Problem removing registry key with .reg file

Didnt notice this being asked so here i am. I have a problem with specific registry key: NvCplDaemon"="RUNDLL32.EXE C:\\Windows\\system32\\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup" Problem is that i have tried many ...
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votes
2answers
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How to edit Registry from another OS Boot up

I accidentally changed one parameter in Windows and it was crashed and restarted everytime I logon. I can't go with safe mode. Restoring to Known Good Configurations doesn't work too. Unfortunately ...
4
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1answer
7k views

Set “never combine” in Windows 7 using the registry?

How do i set task bar buttons to "never combine" using the registry?
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1answer
579 views

How do I disable a Windows dialog box notification from the registry?

I have disabled the Task Manager from the registry. After disabling it, when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del a dialog box appears which tells me that the Task Manager has been disabled by the Administrator. ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I disable Windows notifications from the registry?

Kindly give me the full path of regedit from where I can disable the windows notification. For example if I disable the ctrl+alt+del from regedit, after disabling windows sends me the notification ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I disable registry editing (with RegEdit) by a guest account?

How do I disable registry editing (with RegEdit) by a guest account in Windows XP?
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1answer
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Where are the Windows Registry Files stored?

Where can I find the files edited when you run RegEdit?
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1answer
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How to edit registry from Vista recovery tool?

How can i edit the registry from the Windows Vista recovery tool? The recovery tool provides 5 options: Startup Repair System Restore Windows Complete PC Restore Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool ...