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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Regedit F3 (Find Next) not working in Windows 7

For some reason the F3 function key (Find Next) in Regedit has stopped working. This means I have to go to the Edit menu and then click Find Next each time, which is very time consuming. Has anyone ...
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create a shortcut key for new Text documents(.txt),how to edit the regedit,and the (.reg) file?

question detail: when you right click ,show the right menu,and then new → new Text documents after that the (NewTextdocuments.txt) will be created . but question is that i want to use the ...
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Change position of control buttons in Win7 from register?

How to change position (from right to move left) of control buttons (close, max, min) in Win7 from register?
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to force a file association in Windows 7? (Regedit?)

I recently upgraded my Adobe CS4 Des. Standard to CS5. For some reason Adobe didn't overwrite CS4 but instead installed CS5 as a whole new series of programs. Seeing as I didn't want both CS4 & ...
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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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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 ...
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“Browse in same windows” in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “Browse in same window” in Windows 7 Hello I have research on the internet for this solution since 3 days. But I can't find the solution. There is ...
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I'm trying to conserve SSD space & want to move User Accounts to HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I have a newly installed Windows 7 install on an SSD, and have about 17GB free before adding any users or ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 BSOD Switch to AHCI

Just received a brand new laptop. Wiped the installed Win 7 64 bit and put on a fresh copy on a new SSD. After the fact I realized I should have AHCI mode for performance. So I followed this guide ...
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Open complete key path in RegEdit

Is there a way to make RegEdit open SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager by pasting the key, instead of having to manually navigate the tree?
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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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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 ...
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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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Unable to boot into safe mode even after fixing registry

I have a Windows XP SP3 system which is affected by the Sality worm. The usual symptoms of taskmanager and regedit being disabled were there, and I saw that I was unable to boot my system in safe ...
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The Application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)

System = Windows 7 64-bit Various programs, notably Regedit, won't start. Instead I get: The Application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Strangly, at least to my thinking, I can launch ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How do they make apps that tweak the registry

Yesterday I've read something about putting other menus when you right click on your desktop. By editing the registry through regedit.exe. Today or tomorrow there will be an app that will do this ...
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regedit to run in script, not in background

Is there a way for regedit to run in script, not in background. With /e (export) it runs in background and returns control to the console (and would return control to a script as well, i think). I ...
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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. ...
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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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Open registry directly to a given key?

I need to open a registry key such as the following in regedit. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Foo\Bar Is there a tool which will navigate to the key for me, without my having to navigate the folders ...
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Alternative way to access folder options

found this guide over at pctools.com, and I'm curious if there is still other way for others to access folder options if I have already disabled it. And if you know if there is other way to access ...
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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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Where are the Windows Registry Files stored?

Where can I find the files edited when you run RegEdit?
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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 ...
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How to instruct a beginner to regedit.exe?

i'm putting together some directions for beginners on how to check something in the registry. The first step is to get them to run regedit. For a Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine, what would be ...
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ScreenSaveTimeOut is reset by some process, so my changes are not preserved. how do I find a process that does it?

my work-issued Windows-XP laptop goes into "secure" screensaver after 15 mins, which is annoying if I show a webcast or some such. resetting the value in GUI or via regedit does not hold for long as ...
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How to remove Taskbar and Start Menu option from the start menu?

On XP's "classic start menu" under settings there is an item Taskbar and Start Menu, it's also in the control panel, is there an easy way to remove this but only from the start menu, preferably by ...