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Why can I not find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer in Windows 7

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa369784(v=vs.85).aspx I am trying to find this location in the windows 7 registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer I am ...
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1answer
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Grant Admin rights to an entire registry Hive?

There is a way via a CLI or GUI application to grant Admin rights to ALL the keys/Values of an entire registry Hive (like System, SAM, ntuser.dat, etc)? The problem is that I'm using the Dism tool ...
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Can't chose Sublime as default program for files

I have tried reinstalling Sublime which didn't solve the issue. I believe something in the registry is broken? I am trying to open a file with sublime: ...
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Change Shadow on Windows 7 Switch User screen

On the Windows 7 Account Selection screen, the User Account icons have a green halo on mouseover / hover. Is there any Registry setting that will change this? Note: This is not referring to ...
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Missing synctrl.dll (from Synaptics)

I wasn't sure whether this ought go on the Security Stack Exchange but it's more to do with a missing .dll and how I can debug an error I've got. I seem to have an error shared with other Windows 8 ...
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1answer
24 views

How to enable windows accelerator key highlighting per registry script

Is it possible to enable windows accelerator key highlighting with a registry script? And if, how?
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22 views

Where is the corresponding Registry Key for ATA hard drives?

In a home PC a connected SATA hard drive dispositive is listed in this registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SCSI\(MANUFACTURER ID) But in specific Laptops I only can see CDroms ...
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29 views

Identify hard drive letter by manufacturer ID?

I'm using Windows 8.1 I noticed that in this registry key are stored the devices manufacturer identifiers and some parameters for each that could be modified: ...
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1answer
58 views

How to rename a file with the current date from the context menu in Explorer?

I want to be able to rename any file or folder with the current date, so I added the following key value to the registry, to get this option to show up in the right-click context menu: ...
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63 views

2 users that have the same passwords on windows 7. will the hashes in the SAM file be the same?

Let's say I have a computer with win7 and I made 2 different accounts. Now I've set the same password for both accounts. My question is whether the hashes of the passwords in the SAM file will be ...
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1answer
41 views

Windows Registry file edited with two different tools, different results

I am trying two different tools to edit and remove all nodes from a Windows registry hive: chntpw which was essentially designed to edit password (SAM) files, but now has an interactive shell to ...
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1answer
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How can I backtrack to find out which application created a registry key?

I have a computer with a virus. I've finally located one of the registries that is creating problems. If I change or delete the registry and then delete a particular process, it will recreate the ...
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1answer
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How to define access to just the System event log on Windows 2008 Server

I want to restrict administrator user access to the Security event log, is there a way to do it? I was following this article, but so far no luck.
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1answer
28 views

How can I import .reg files into a custom location?

I have a .reg file which I wish to explore using the Registry Editor as part of a registry hive. For this, I have to import it. However, neither the Registry Editor nor reg.exe offer a way to specify ...
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0answers
69 views

Error 'shell:::{52205fd8-5dfb-447d-801a-d0b52f2e83e1}, this file has no program associated…'

In a unattended installation of Windows 8.1 x64 (where I've removed some components) the next error will occurs when I try to start the Explorer process from commandline, or doing a double-click on ...
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1answer
56 views

Prevent Windows 7 from hiding tray icons

I have a Windows 7 installed at my workstation and it is always try to hide one or more icons in tray (putting them to grouping arrow). Unfortunately these icon is very important for me as they ...
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1answer
64 views

Reg file for Windows 7

I've been trying to update Far Cry 3, which I purchased via Steam, but I keep getting an error. I googled for a solution and I came upon several posts on different forums saying that updating the ...
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1answer
47 views

Show progress details when “Restarting…”/“Updating”.. on windows 8.1

I've seen a tweaked version of windows 8.1 that claims it will show the user exactly what Windows is doing when it's restarting or booting or any other annoying undetermined progress. Those ...
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0answers
31 views

How do I add missing characters to Envy Code R on Windows 8.1?

I want Envy Code R to be my primary monospaced font on Windows but it is missing many Unicode characters, the greek alphabet in particular. On Linux (X) this fact goes unnoticed because it has an ...
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116 views

iexplore.exe stays open after closing Internet Explorer

I sometimes use Internet Explorer 10, and I noticed that once you start Internet Explorer the process iexplore.exe shows up in the Task Manager. This is normal, however this process is not killed ...
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0answers
54 views

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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89 views

Disable USB for some local users

Our customer wants that systems we deliver must fulfill these requirements: Only the admin user are able to access USB flash drivers. All other local users must not be able to access USB flash ...
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1answer
540 views

Remap keyboard with scancode map for disable alt+ctr+del

I have an application to run on a dedicated kiosk. I want to disable any key on Windows7. I want to block Alt+Ctr+Del, that users can't shutdown the system. I want to disable Alt , Ctrl keys that ...
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Is there a registry key or group policy to disable the “If you change a file name extension, the file might become unusable” warning in Windows? [duplicate]

In Windows, when you change a file extension, you get a warning If you change a file name extension, the file might become unusable Are you sure you want to change it? Is there a ...
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Windows “type into list view” timer customization

When the cursor is in windows explorer (the file manager, not the browser), pressing a number of keys selects the filename starting with these characters. This is set by "folder options->view->when ...
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Windows Explorer - Different Behaviour for Double-Click of Files and Folders

I want to have a different behavior for double-click in Windows Explorer (Windows 7) for folders and files. Folders should be opened with double-click, but neither documents nor executables should ...
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windows file search wildcards and custom syntax

I'm developing tool for Windows SP0 and latter. Now I need to add additional string in files and folders context menu, but there is a problem with folders. To reach my goal I have created reg key ...
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1answer
51 views

Why am I unable to operate on a Windows service or edit its registry entries despite me running as SYSTEM?

I am trying to change the startup type (from auto to disabled) of a Windows service (happens to be the ZoneAlarm vsmon service) on Windows 7. The program sets permissions on the service such that ...
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1answer
48 views

Index file contents of unknown file type

I would like to index the file contents of unknown file types. This window allows you to change settings for a particular file type, but I want to avoid doing that with each file type I have that is ...
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1answer
40 views

How do I add this data to the registry? (Windows 8)

While hunting around for a solution to the "Do nothing" power option for when the laptop lid is closed being absent, I came across this: By adding the registry keys: Windows Registry Editor ...
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1answer
41 views

how to add menu item in folder right click that calls python script

how to add a menu item to any folder right click in windows explorer that passes the selected folder as argument to the python script ? I have written a tool in python that takes the folder path as ...
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Stacking Windows environment variables

Is it possible to "stack" Windows environment variables such as, "RUBY_PATH" = "C\ruby\bin" "PYTHON_PATH" = "C:\python332" "PROGRAMMING_PATH" = "%RUBY_PATH%;%PYTHON_PATH%" "Path" = ...
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2answers
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Check if program is using registry

Can I somehow check if application has any registry entry? I want to know because when I move applications, I need to know if there will be any problem running it on another OS / PC.
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2answers
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Edit another Windows install's registry

I have a hard drive plugged into my computer here which I'd like to edit the registry for. When opening up "regedit," it obviously loads the local Windows registry. Is there a way to load the Windows ...
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1answer
53 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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1answer
45 views

Change Name/Description in windows context menu

How to change the MenuText/Description in context menu? I went through bunch of context menu editors likes ContextEdit, ShellMenuNew, ShellNewHandler. None of these seems to give me an option to ...
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2answers
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Can't display/remove registry entry set by malware

I have a registry entry with strange characters: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Desktop\Install\{a33ad396-dacb-512c-46ab-10675be7c6b5}\ ...
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1answer
112 views

.exe with parameter in registry key

I have a touch button in my laptop which I can configure what app it will open after touching it. I edit a path to program in registry. When there is some .exe file (i.e. notepad.exe) everything ...
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Difference between a stand-alone executable file, and an installed executable?

I have noticed on Windows, at least, that you can download a direct, statically-linked executable file and launch it directly, or write your own program and executable it (even dynamically) without ...
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1answer
129 views

How to enable Windows Search through the registry?

Enable Windows Features dialog is disabled on our VMs but I need to turn on Windows Search - is it possible to do so via the registry?
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Windows - Location of Service Account certificates

While importing certificates in Windows using the Certificates snap-in of mmc, we have 3 options for the certificate store - Computer Account, My User Account and Service Account. I found out that ...
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Windows certificate stores - what is registry store

I am trying to import a certificate in Windows Server 2008 using the Certificates snap-in of MMC. In the import wizard, while choosing the store to import the certificate, I checked the 'Show ...
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1answer
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How to list all applications displayed from add/remove WinXP/Win7 via command-line?

I'm trying to list all applications installed that are displayed in the add/remove programs list (WinXP/Win7) via command-line. I understand that for Win7 it's called "Programs and Features" from the ...
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1answer
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emacs hangs under windows 7

after using Emacs for a while, I frequently encounter hangup issues, e.g, when I try to move the cursor, the software just freezes for ~5 second before it can response. I then used the Process ...
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Force windows to stop internet connection swapping

I am using two separate internet connections to play and stream online games. Both have almost same in capabilities, although the first one has better in-game latencies, and the second has quite ...
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1answer
152 views

Network Drive setup

I have been trying to setup network drive on Windows 8.1 for a Box account. Initially it didn't connect so followed these steps here. ...
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1answer
165 views

Find Windows Registry Key Modify Date

So I can find the "Last write Time" of a windows registry key by right-clicking on it in regedit and exporting it to a .txt. Is there any way to pull this information from a mounted windows ...
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How to disable osk/tabtip for a specific application?

I want to disable the default osk/tabtip that shows up in my touchscreen application for Windows. I do not want to disable it for the entire OS, but for my application. My researches bring me only to ...
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Are the local password policies stored in the registry? If they are where can I find them?

I would like to export the password policy keys to a .reg file so I can apply them across multiple systems easily. Are the password policies stored in the registry? If so, where?
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winword.exe missing from registry AppPaths even though Word is installed

My application requires Word to be installed, so it checks the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Winword.exe On one PC, this registry key is missing ...