Window registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components as well as the applications running on the platform: the kernel, device drivers, services, SAM, user ...

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Windows 7: fix .exe issue but cannot access regedit.exe

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, SP1, 64 bit. I tried to fix what I think is a corrupt regedit.exe file since almost all file associations do not work. Crucially, .exe won't work, and so I want to ...
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Bloomberg access key dropping on win7 enterprise [on hold]

I'm running deep freeze with a huge thawed spcace,I also use igloo for redirection of registry. In this lab, Bloomgerg will loose the access key every few days. I have tried the following: Redirect ...
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Delete entries of missing files in Programs and Features and Registry

I used to keep all my program files by installing them in a separate drive. Just about yesterday, I attempted to expand the drive but my computer turned off in the middle. All my Visual Studio, and ...
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Uninstall Lexmark s300 from XP

I had a Lexmark S300 Wireless printer. It has not worked for years!! I recently replaced it with a HP6830. The 6830 works fine, great printer, wireless. The only problem is it will not scan from ...
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Keyboard mouse trackpad disabled at windows 7 login

I'm unable to log into windows 7 account and here's how it happened: I tried to fix some sleep/wake-up problem by disabling wakeup option for all devices listed by the powercfg command. after couple ...
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Registry access denied

I edited ["HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"] and set the administrator permissions to "Deny". Now, when I try to open any file it gives me this message: ...
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How to add a program in safe mode start up registry using batch script?

We have a custom student computer activity monitoring software. I need a batch script to add this program in start up registry so no one can avoid by using safe mode. I want edit this registry ...
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I have 3 folders in IE favourites that I am unable to remove/delete. Help please

I have 3 folders in IE favourites that I am unable to remove or delete.I keep getting a message for each folder "This is no longer located in C:\Users\Bob\Favourites. Verify the item's location and ...
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Where in the registry does Windows store the file types that can be opened by a program? [duplicate]

After installing some programs, they appear in the "Set Your Default Programs" list. Selecting one of these and clicking on "Choose defaults for this Program" brings up a list of all extension and ...
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How to snapshot and diff Windows registry and the the file system? [duplicate]

I'm solving the following problem - I'm installing software on Windows and it makes the system unstable for some reason. Windows starts crashing soon after. I want to know what changes it made to the ...
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Modify “Open command window here” context menu call

I've recently started using cmder instead of Window's default cmd prompt and I'm really loving it. I'm at the point now where I want to replace all instances of cmd.exe being launched with cmder.exe ...
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Change How Application Closes via the Registry

I'm trying to set up a program to close whenever there is mouse or keyboard activity, but I'm not sure how to do it. Is there a registry key I can add to do this?
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Which part of the registry to save/restore over Windows re-install

Windows has become flaky again and it's time to reinstall. On C:, which the re-install with format, I have only Windows and a few programs, such as Google Chrome browser, which don't think I can be ...
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LehnDuerr in registry?

Found "LehnDuerr" in my HKEY_Current_User registry. It has a subregistry "initialize" and no value set. Can't find anything on this in the forums? I do development and am having problems with my ...
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Program not launching from registry run key

I have a program which I install using an NSIS script. The final step in the installer is to write to the registry Run key and have the program run on startup. I've confirmed that under ...
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Fixing broken thumbnail previews

I'm not 100% this is the right place to post this, so please let me know if so. A while back I had to develop a custom thumbnail preview for a file format for a piece of software I was working on. I ...
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How do I disable windows 8.1 gestures via regedit? (details)

I've followed others instructions. For what I'd like to do, all I can find is the suggestion that updating the Synaptics driver will create the option in control panel>mouse>*. I was successful in ...
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How to open console2 (or any other exe) through the explorer location bar

Often I want to do something in CMD or Python with files in a particular folder so I open the folder, click on the location bar and type "cmd" or "python" (then hit Enter) and, respectively, CMD or ...
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Is it possible to change Windows 7's Quick Launch icon size? Maybe registry?

I recently found out you can enable Quick Launch in Windows 7. The only problem is that the icons are slightly bigger than the original taskbar icons so there's a little gap on the bottom of the ...
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Reflect HKLM/SOFTWARE/Policies registry changes to HKCU/Software/MS/Win/CV/GPOs

Ok so I have a Local Group Policy (under Computer Config, not User Config) to force install extensions in Chrome. This policy needs to run for every user of the computer. The value is going to change ...
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Block every USB but one Windows 7 Registry

I want to disable all new plugged in USB Sticks by a User, but want to keep my only one Stick still accessable. For example I plug my "Master"-USB in and I can transfer Data to it. Another user ...
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Most programs not visible in Programs and Features in windows 7

The issue I'm having is that only a small percentage of programs show up in the "Program and Features" section of Windows 7, where a user can uninstall programs. Formerly known as add/remove programs. ...
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User Access Control no longer opens

I can not run programs as Administrator, because I tried to do this, and modifying the value in the registry didn't do what I wanted to do, I thought that it would stop asking for passwords and let me ...
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How to Undo Merging Desktop Folders in Windows 8.1

I've found myself switching back and forth between my admininstrator account and my non-administrator account a lot lately, and what I'm doing while on my administrator account takes long periods of ...
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All windows minimized every 12.3 seconds then a mouse click emitted

Yep, it's pretty specific, I know.. I have a user that has this issue: While using his laptop (ThinkPad T420) and having any number of windows opened, something will close them every 12.3 seconds ...
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removing an extention that is “installed by enterprise services” on chrome that I can't find in regedit

The name says it all. I have something that is most likely a virus, having appeared as an extension at the same time a child managed to copy a virus to my computer. The extension claims to be ...
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MS Office 2013 refers to old file server

I recently changed to new file server. After the old one was shutdown MS Office 2013 has become nearly unusable. Almost always when I click something on the Office program it freezes and goes to not ...
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Is there a way to automatically add custom HKEY_CURRENT_USER reg keys for new users?

Windows 7 I have a third-party software application that requires a custom key/value to be added under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\FOO\FOO2\FOO3\. This presents a problem for brand new users whoe share the ...
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How can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...
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Microsoft Family Safety *Weekly* Time Limits?

I see there is a way to set daily time limits, but is there a way to set weekly time limits? I notice that the registry items are kept here: ...
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My batch files keep instantly closing, and there is no .bat association under FileExts

I am trying to launch a batch executable, but my PC shows no .bat association in the registry. Recently, I started off by simply modding my Star Wars: Battlefront 2 game. Eventually, it asked me to ...
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Remap key to modifier+key

I want to remap the right Ctrl key to Shift+F10. I've been following to these Scan codes, created Scancode Map in the registry and its contents are: 0000 0000 0200 0000 5D00 1DE0 0000 where 5D00 ...
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Enable Local Users and Groups in Basic Edition? Or Registry Table for it?

I have a Basic version of Windows 8.1 (home version; premium; whatever). I do not have a corporate or business version. I know that Group Policy Editor is just a fancy interface for this Group Policy ...
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Can the %PATH% be recovered without any Restore Points?

I just found out that my PATH system variable in Windows is nearly empty (it has only the path to the ExtFS tool - I installed that one recently , and I'm guessing it overwrote the Path instead of ...
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Hide Windows 8.1 Charms Bar Apps (Immersive Control Panel)

I followed these directions to successfully hide certain Control Panel items via registry hack. I hid both User Accounts and Family Safety (see P.S. for explanation). If I go to the Charms Bar and ...
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Disable Parental Control (Family Safety) Override?

When the time limit is up, there is a box that says "Get more time." How do I disable/remove this box? I have tried going into the registry (regedit) and navigating to ...
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What is the “registry editing” equivalent to disabling Windows-7 startup programs with MSCONFIG

Startup programs in Windows 7 can be defined in several different locations: User "Start Up" folder System "Start Up" folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ...
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CCleaner & TaskManager & Registry Editor disappear

A month ago I installed ESET Smart Security with a trial version for a month. After this month has ended, I uninstalled it (with its own uninstaller) and installed instead AVG Internet Security. ...
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How can I take ownership or delete specific registry key on windows 7

I need to rename Wow6432Node in the registry, so that I can install legacy 32bit Logitech Keyboard software on my windows 7 64bit machine. I only want to change the name of the Wow6432Node for long ...
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Added new Registry file keeps asking me to run it

I was wondering if anyone knew how to ignore this message Regedit gives you, I've added a new reg file and everytime windows boots keeps asking me if I want to run it. Is there a way to always run it ...
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How to change Windows 7 zip icon

I have a strange problem with 7zip and default icons in windows-explorer for file-type *.zip. I know that setting and replacing icons for 7zip has already been thoroughly discussed on the net. I have ...
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Suspicious Group Policy Behaviour

I am running Windows 8.1 x64. I should start by stating that I am not part of a domain and that computer is only used by myself. I have two accounts on the machine. My standard user account which is ...
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Using theme to change icons in windows 8.1

So Microsoft has set out some documentation on how to write .theme files for windows 7 and (I assume that this applies) windows 8. In their documentation they point out that you can edit the ...
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How to add Sticky Note to Right Click-->“New” Menu

I'm talking about the menu that appears when you right-click on the desktop. Then if you look in the list there should be something labeled "New", and when you hover over this it shows you options ...
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Registry key delete WUServer [closed]

Assuming the following will delete the registry key WUServer under the registry folder? REG DELETE \HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU /v WUServer Thanks
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Fix Win 8.1 apps on default user profile

I know similar issues have been described, but mine is a LITTLE more specific. In a scenario where a windows 8.1 computer cannot open ANY windows 8 apps (including the windows store or settings ...
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Windows 8.1, Cannot relocate Users directory without windows failing to login properly

I'm trying to relocate my C:\Users\Me folder on my SSD to F:\Users\Me which resides on my HDD. So far I've tried two approaches. Registry Modifying the following registry keys in ...
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What Registry entry used to disable Java's “Signed code certification revocation check”?

We have successfully disabled Java updates for all users of a computer via a registry solution found on this site. How can we now do the same thing for enabling the "Do not check (not recommended)" ...
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Where is the boot device information stored in the registry? [closed]

The booloader for NT based windows (either ntldr or bootldr) load hal related DLLs; ntoskrnl the SOFTWARE and the SYSTEM hive. Then it look for loadeing service which have the 0x00000000 value with ...
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How can I make a script faster that searches the HKU section of the registry?

I'm trying to run a query across the network to find something within the user profile section however the I have a problem with the script below: @echo off set file=c:\temp\computerlist.txt for /f ...