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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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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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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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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Where are the Windows Registry Files stored?

Where can I find the files edited when you run RegEdit?
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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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: ...