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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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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Shift+Right Click to Open .pptx as Read-Only?

When I use shift+right click to open a file as read-only, Office opens the document in standard mode instead. I made registry changes based on the second-to-last post in this thread (How can I open a ...
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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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Modify the tags in windows explorer details pane for folders (Windows 7)

I want to add property tags to the details pane for Windows explorer for the folder type. I have successfully done this for file types but cannot achieve this for a folder itself. To do this for files ...
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How to bring back folder privileges, that I revoked in registry with regedit?

I revoked read and write privileges for my user (but not for admin) in my registry for a folder. I tried to open the folder and it said, that I don't have these priveleges. Ерут I opened regedit.exe ...
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How can I add a new DWORD using a batch script?

How can I add a new DWORD using a batch script? I know you need to have a elevated command prompt (I think) which I already have the script for. This is the script I have but it’s not working. REG ...
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Change default file name for “new” context menu items

I recently customised my "New" context menu to my likings by adding HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to it and removing the others though they have values I want to change if possible. For example, HTML ...
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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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Direct X setup installation error

Every time I try to install any directX i get the same error "please refer to DXerror.log and Directx.log in your Windows folder to determine problem." I dont have that 2 files anywhere in my system. ...
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What is a faster way to search the Windows registry?

Because the Windows registry is a hierarchy, the way regedit is laid out makes typical searches inefficient and slow. Typically, when performing a search in regedit, you highlight the first line ...
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Disable 'Windows Security' Dialog

In Windows XP can I disable the 'Windows 'Security Dialog box using regedit? Heres what it looks like: Regards, Snipe
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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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I cannot find Local in software classes in regedit

In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes I cannot find Local. Does anyone know why this might be? I think this might be why my windows store does not work.
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Delete Remote .bak regedit keys of Remote Users

I want to delete all *.bak regedit keys of remote users (for temp users) in XP and Win 7 machines. Is it posible to do delete them bat file via psexec?
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How to show an Admin account on the Windows 7 logon screen

About this LINK How to hide an Admin account on the Windows 7 logon screen I have made changes using HKEYLM and so on... But how can I enable it again? Since I'm a standard user now I can't do ...
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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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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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Access denied error from regedit

I have a windows 8.1 machine (recently installed) With UAC set to "minimum" and I'm starting regedit with "run as administrator" If I try to create a new key under ...
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Why RegEdit does not save my changes?

I have a windows 8.1 and my target was to decrease screen DPI from 100% down to 80%. Or from 96 down to 76. I found some kind of solutions from internet which tells me that, that kind of job can be ...
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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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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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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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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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I want execute in bacth via commandline REG IMPORT

When I try to execute this command: REG IMPORT myreg.reg I get access denied message, because I'm not administrator. However I don't want to open command line using run as administrator in visual ...
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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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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from fotmatted partition. I have ...
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Remove Right Click Area on Lenovo ThinkPad W540

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does away with dedicated buttons for the trackpad and instead the whole trackpad area is clickable. The lack of any buttons to feel, coupled with the fact that trackpad is ...
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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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Where are the Windows Registry Files stored?

Where can I find the files edited when you run RegEdit?
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How do I make this DWORD value entry in regedit using batch file?

How do I create this DWORD value using a batch file? Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\ Value: mybrowser.exe Data: ...
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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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Can i use outlook without having a .ost file at all?

Im in a bit of a pickle. At my office we are working with about 100-150 computers. At the moment all of them are using cached exchange mode and creating a local .ost file when logging in on a new ...
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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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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 Sent a Parameter to A Specific Jar From the Context Menu in Explorer?

I have a jar file at this path C:\mgnfcnt.jar . I added an option to right click to fire this jar when user clicked this option. And also I want to send the path of file whick right clicked to this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shadows in windows 8.1

I know windows 8/8.1 is a flat OS but we still see the window shadows about 1px (very narrow) if we enable that in Advanced System settings --> performance --> Visual effects. So is there any way ...
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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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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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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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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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Adding entries to the context menu and organising them in Windows 7

So I've got the hang of adding keys to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\Shell, and I know I can add a string entitled 'Position' and change its value to position the entry I've made, but I can't ...
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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 ...