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 10 fails to create registry keys for new users; new user accounts cannot sign in, INCLUDING the Windows 10 built-in Administrator

I have an unusual twist on the "The User Profile Service failed the logon" error in Windows 10. NONE of the known fixes work because the system fails to create registry keys OR user folders. PROBLEM ...
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Windows disable enhancedpowermanagement by default

I use many USB HID devices and since Windows 8, the Power Management disables them by default. I wrote a script to change that, but I don't want to have to run this script every time I add a device. ...
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Ask registry value status & use computer name as registry value

I have made a .reg file where I set certain registry values. but I need to have a printout of situation before and after. So how can I easily read out all reg values (within this regfile)? And is it ...
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How to set TLS protocols as default after applying KB3140245?

This is about instructions to Windows update KB3140245 on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine. Microsoft released this update some time ago that "allows users to change system-wide default protocols for ...
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Symlink prompting “Open with” [duplicate]

I can create a symlink: > mklink bravo.png alfa.png symbolic link created for bravo.png <<===>> alfa.png However this is on a virtual machine. For some reason if I create one ...
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Windows 7/10: Prevent Network Adapter to Add Default Route (via Registry)

I want to disable (e.g Registry) automatic creation of a network default route. Let me explain my issue. I have 2 adapter: ad1, ad2. So in Windows I see two default routes (route print). Why 2? that ...
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Using Process Monitor (from Sysinternals) to catch all events that write/change/alter anything on the system

I have an application that I'm unsure about and some of the anti-virus suites out there flag as a possible risk, then the other half flag it as safe. I would like to determine if the program is a ...
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Program in Windows startup registry doesn't run

On my computer at school, I was seeing I could get a program to run when the computer started, so I registered it to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. However, when ...
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Restoring a Windows registry backup in another hdd

I've messed up my Windows registry but I have a backup from that section (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/ProfileList). Turns out I cant boot Windows nor a repair CD ...
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Preventing a user from changing proxy settings on Win10 & Win8

I have already configured Windows to not allow a user to access the Connection Settings through the registry using the NoBrowserOptions & ConnectionsTab values under the ...
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Registry keys deleted in Windows 10 regedit.exe appear again if regedit.exe is started by another application

I've been tweaking loading times of directory contents in Windows Explorer of Windows 10 and I have deleted some of the keys in ...
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Internet Explorer Settings Through Registry

I am trying to make a VBScript that automates the process of setting up new user accounts since $InsertMajorCorporationHere does not want to deploy Group Policies to do it. I have been able to do most ...
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Different Values for Registry Keys in Windows 7?

I'm trying to build a Windows 7 image, I get all the building process. I was defining a list of all the usable software to be started when the PC boots up. I mainly used tow tools: Windows Registry ...
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Script to implement advanced registry key permissions?

Is it possible to add advanced registry key permissions via a script? ie: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Defaults\FirewallPolicy MpsSvc – Query Value, Set Value, Create ...
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Do Copy Keyboard Settings to the Welcome Screen via batch script or registry tweak

To copy keyboard settings to Welcome Screen on Windows 7/8/10 you need to perform this steps: Go to Control Panel -> Language -> Advanced Settings Click "Apply language settings to the welcome ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from disabling Aero by itself via registry?

I can swear that there is a registry parameter that can prevent Windows from disabling Aero because of whatever, since I've done it in previous installation, but I can't find it anywhere. I don't care ...
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Manually set file type association with non-installed program via registry?

I seem to have an issue where I can no longer associate XML files with the editor I use, which is a portable version of EmEditor. It doesn't matter what I do, when I try to associate it using the ...
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Could not start PsExec service on remote: The system cannot find the file specified

Here is the script I have compiled: @echo off REM This file assumes you have psexec installed REM Ask for machine name or IP set /p machine= Please enter the machine name or ip: REM check for ...
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Fix invalid link targets after changing drive letter of 'Program Files' folder

I have a second Program Files directory on another partition because I can't store all of them on my SSD. So the default location is C:\Program Files, but some programs I'm not using too often were ...
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How to disable Windows 10 Pro automatic reboots programatically?

I wish to somehow disable automatic reboots of Windows 10, as this disrupts long-running commands and I wish to do this 'programatically'; e.g. via a script. For me, it will be too cumbersome to set ...
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Moving (non-C:) Program Files from soon-to-be-nuked partition to another

Problem I have near-critically low levels of free space on the Windows' partition. I have a bigger partition right next to it, and a new disk with enough space to move it. Bigger partition has a lot ...
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Leftovers after uninstallation of software in windows

What is the process of knowing the leftover files and registry entries after the uninstallation of a software in Windows?
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Windows Store won't launch

On my Windows 10 machine (with latest updates), when I login with my user, search for 'Store' and click on the 'Store' result. It does nothing. Start bar doesn't even close, nothing. When I login ...
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Registry keys for automatic time and time zones

Windows 10. I would like to know the registry keys responsible for "Set time automatically" and "Set time zone automatically" in Settings > Time and Language so I can modify them using the command ...
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Unable to open any executable on Windows 8. It say file not found

In my office windows 8 OS i'm unable to open any exe files and also even Regedit.exe and any other windows exe. But all the files are there in c:\windows\Regedit.exe. What i did was i changed the ...
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How to set chrome as default browser Windows 10?

I've tried setting default in the reg keys hkeycu>software>microsoft>windows>shell>associations>urlassociations>http and https. Tried using master_preference file tried using command switch ...
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What is the function of question marks in file system paths in Windows registry?

This is about the registry on a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium (my friend's computer). I was going to set the system to clear the pagefile at shutdown by setting the REG_DWORD value ...
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“The configuration registry database is corrupt” message when trying to install graphics card driver

My Windows 10 laptop is having lots of problems. One of them is that Windows will only let me set the display to 1280x720 while the native resolution is 1366x768. So, I went to Device Manager and ...
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Cannot edit the context menu in Windows 7

I cannot remove items from the context menu. I have followed every step in How To Geek guide to disable options in the context menu but NOTHING works. Deleting the registery entry for the context ...
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Access denied when modifing value of registry key [run as admin & owner of key]

So i found out that i cant really modify value of the registry , whatever i do with my permissions i cant get it to work from command line (I need to do this from command line since i want to use ...
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get the list of remembered Network Profiles of a Windows computer over ssh

AFAIK, Windows remembers the network locations you've connected to (and tagged as Guest, Work or Home). It identifies them based on (possibly among other things) the domain name returned by the DHCP ...
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Runtime Error in Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

I am currently getting the following error whenever I boot to Windows: Which began after I uninstalled ibVPN. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it? Perhaps something in the registry, but I'm ...
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How to update Registry with REG ADD command

I need to do set this registry value from command line: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CredentialsDelegation] "AllowSavedCredentialsWhenNTLMOnly"=dword:00000001 ...
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Is NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers still supported/effective on Windows 10?

Note: something similar has a good answer here How to disable automatic reboots in Windows 10?. This is not the same because I'm explicitely looking for information about a different option. Plain ...
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Enable middle click with 3 finger click on synaptics touchpad

I have a dell xps 15 9530 with a synaptics touchpad running windows 10 I used to have another dell where I could 3 finger click and trigger a middle click. I've tried a few registry tweaks, but I ...
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Batch File to Set Default Programs Without Invoking the Registry

Our organization has the Chrome policy enabled for setting Chrome as the default browser. This setting is mandatory, and cannot be disabled like many of the other policies we have that are ...
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Missing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/COMPONENTS

A line from CBS.log CBS Failed to load the COMPONENTS hive from 'C:\windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS' into registry key 'HKLM\COMPONENTS'. [HRESULT = 0x800703f1 - ERROR_BADDB]
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Lock screen image change in Windows 10

I need to change the Lock screen image. By default, "Windows spotlight" is selected. Is there a way to change this to "Picture" using the registry settings (regedit)? Tried below things: Set ...
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Add a Word 2016 startup folder for macros in the registry

I need to set a startup-folder for my macros for Microsoft Word 2016. I thought that adding a "AltStartup" registry key would work - because it works in excel but it does not seem to work with Word. ...
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Adware Crossrider removed, yet dll error still pops up at login

Recently I have used a bunch adware removers (Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, CCleaner, etc.) along with AVG Antivirus, trying to cleanse the adware Crossrider in my Win7 machine. I have found adware ...
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How to add custom menu to windows Toolbar

I am trying to add a menu to the Windows explorer's toolbar in Windows 7. While searching I came to know that this is possible by adding some keys to registry. So I added the following keys to ...
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What is the purpose of the Enum\USB\ROOT_HUB Registry key and why do system processes access it

One of our Domain Controllers is throwing the following event message twice almost everyday for a couple of weeks now: PROCESS NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe SESSION ID : -1 DOMAIN NAME : ...
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Change audit policy through the Registry

I'm developing an application to read audit event log entries. But I'm stuck on my home notebook with Windows 10 Home and I can't start gpedit.msc or secpol.msc. Thus I have to enable logon audit ...
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Why is Edge's InPrivate and Chrome's Incognito disabled?

I checked the other question and please don't mark mine as a duplicate. As I just want to know how can they be disabled if even in the regedit there appears no file as ...
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Cannot encrypt files in windows 10 home (option is greyed out)

When I right click a file, go to properties, general, advanced the option to encrypt a file is greyed out even if I'm admin. I also checked in ...
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Can't uninstall LibreOffice 4 and can't upgrade to LibreOffice 5

Context: Windows 10 64bit. I have LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 (32bit) installed and I want to upgrade to LibreOffice 5 (64bit). I find that I can't upgrade to 5 and can't remove 4 due to a registry key issue ...
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How can I make it so that holding down Shift can capitalize a maximum of 1 letter?

My biggest personal problem with typing is that I tend to accidentally captilize the first two letters in a word when using Shift. For example, I'd type "GEorge" instead of "George". Then I have to ...
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Why does my static shortcut menu handler overwrite the Windows 10 Jumplist behaviour?

I recently wanted to add a new command menu to my right click menu to have the possibility to securely delete files and directories using Sysinternals SDelete. Using the MSDN documentation and Regedit ...
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Every time I boot my pc a website loads

the website is http://gameloft.name/ obviously a malware but I did run programs like rkill (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/) Then adwcleaner then spybot then browserbased scanners ...
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Where is old good “Updates” option in Windows 10 Control Panel?

I am running Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]. I realized that it no more shows "Updates" option in Control Panel. Quick online search revealed that stuff has been removed in Settings > Update. ...