regedit.exe is the inbuilt tool which provides direct access to the Windows Registry. Only tag if your question specifically involves using regedit.exe, otherwise use [windows-registry].

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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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How to modify a computer's offline registry from WINPE?

I need to make changes on my registry without using the OS software, and need to do it with WINPE. However when WINPE is ready to work and I am trying to open regedit.exe it shows me only current OS ...
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Deleted Path environment variable, how to find the older Path?

I saw the other post like this and that, but i can't solve my problem, I opened regedit and find the previous version of folder USER <-screen, when i select/open it I can see the folder in the ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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How to make an app available for other users after installation?

I hope there is a way to do this, Let me explain it: When you install a software on Windows, you are asked to do it for everyone or just for the current user. Well, I made a mistake, I installed it ...
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Unable to load ntuser.dat for a currently non-logged user

I have a Windows XP machine with 2 accounts: "User" - limited acc "Admin" - has strong password User got a virus, that blocked access. I logined as Admin and launched regedit. I tried to load ...
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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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Firefox can't find the file at sip: xxxx

Hi have a voip service that works great and use Bria Counterpath softphone - also good. I have installed a click to call add on for Firefox and keep getting this error: Firefox can't find the file ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Display different icons for different properties of a file (in the Windows Explorer)

Is it possible to set an icon for files with a specified extension ( .abc ) but not from an icon file? What I mean is if I can have a program (.jar or .bat) to decide the icon of these files. In the ...
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Remap CapsLock to $?

I have now been trying to remap CapsLock to $. But without luck. I have tried the following Binary code. 00000000 00000000 02000000 05003A00 00000000 When I now click the CapsLock it comes out ...
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How to shut down the “Tablet PC input panel” in windows8

OK, this is the most terrible thing to me that the servers in windows 8 it made the IME for japanese which when i handwritting on it that alway made my hannwritting lagged for 2-3 sec the end is it ...
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Where is the Regedit user-settings file located?

I want to make a backup of it. For the favorites.
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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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All files trying to start in Notepad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Window7 troubleshooting .exe is not opening This question has been asked, but the solutions given were worthless to me because ALL files are trying to open in Notepad. I ...
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How to add registry entries using nLite?

I'm new to nLite. I don't know how to add registry commands using nLite. I can convert .reg to .inf using Reg2Inf but I don't know how to add this .inf file using nLite. How can I do that?
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how to edit registry of xp installation disc

I want to add some of my application to xp installation and lunch them after xp startup.I can add program using regedit manually to startup after install but,i dont know how to edit registry of xp ...
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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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How to add programs in context menu on desktop at one context name?

Hello I'm searching for answer how to put programs (not program) in context menu of desktop at one context name? Example: I want to create new context name which can be extendable to put inside more ...
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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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Windows 8: Change default numlock state to 0 dont work

After logging in to Windows 8 the numlock is on. I have a notebook, so this is bad, I have no numbers block ... with this howto I tried to deactivate this: ...
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Is there any way to connect to my WinXP computer remotely using RDC when its disabled in settings?

I forgot to enable the checkbox "Allow Users to connect remotely to this computer" in "My computer" properties of my work computer. (WinXP SP3). Now I need to RDC (mstsc) to this computer from a ...
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Windows Registry access denied when administrator

Windows 7 workstation, Launch 'regedit.exe' as 'Administrator' Find the following registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{76A64158-CB41-11D1-8B02-00600806D9B6} Right click and select 'Permissions' ...
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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 ...
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How do I export HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\%SystemRoot%_system32_cmd.exe with regedit from cmd.exe?

I am trying to export the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\%SystemRoot%_system32_cmd.exe but am unable to do so, probably because of the percent signs. I tried to escape the %-sign with a caret ...
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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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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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Restrict creation Microsoft Access Databases per user

I'm trying to remove the ability for users to create databases in Microsoft Access for non-administrators on a few computers. My issue is that people are creating databases left and right, so I want ...
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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 ...
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Disable Device Stage Capability

Is it possible to prevent or disable autorun/autoplay/device-stage by modifying regedit? Because of some constraints, I cannot disable by Control Panel options. I found some related questions here, ...
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How do I change wallpaper real time regedit commands?

What I want is to programatically change Desktop Wallpaper every few hours. I'm using a batch file (.bat) and don't want to use other languages or programs, just the pre-installed stuff with Windows ...
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c:\windows\regedit.exe copy fails

Tonight I have come across a strange phenomenon on win7 (64bit pro). When I copy regedit.exe to for example c:\ I am no longer able to run it. It simply doesn't start any more. When I try to debug it ...
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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 ...
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Passing arguments to a Python script: file association not found. Windows 7 on iMac

If I execute my script by: C:\Windows\System32>python C:\Code\Test.py XXX It takes the argument but if I execute script by: Test.py XXX error occurs: IndexError... So arguments do not pass to ...
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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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Force IE9 to always start InPrivate browsing mode?

I don't mean creating a shortcut that includes the -private option. I was wondering if there was a known reg edit that could be toggled to always have IE start in InPrivate mode no matter how a user ...
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IE 9 home page is hijacked by avg

I definitely know how to change the home page in Internet Explorer (Tools -> Options -> General). The problem is, no matter what I put there, it never changes. Stop/restart Internet Explorer and ...
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Turn off TaskBar Thumbnails on Windows 7 - Classic Theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable windows 7 taskbar thumbnails preview? Aero peek is turned permanently on.How to turn it off? Is there a way to get rid of the annoying thumbnail ...
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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 ...
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Automatic Remote REGEDIT?

I've got a lot of computers on the domain here that do not have remote desktop enabled. I can open the command prompt and do this command: REG.exe ADD \\[the machine im doing this ...
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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\"" ...
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Cannot access regedit

I tried to alter the default path for "Program Files," but was unsuccessful, and made some other change inadvertently. Now, I cannot open regedit. The error says: "Windows cannot find [path to ...
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How to get rid of the “Failed to update system registry” dialog for an application with normal user permissions

I have an application which is modifying the Windows registry upon execution. With administrator privileges, the application executes fine (no problem) but whenever a normal user executes the ...