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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No gpedit; Need to find registry path

I am trying to find the path for "Prevent Installation of Devices not described by other policy settings" and want to enable it. I already tried disabling automatic installation through Device ...
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environment variable in registry on windows 7 x64

Im playing around with this guide for creating a default profile on Win7 and can't seem to get it working correcting: ...
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Missing registry keys (Jet 4.0)

After having some issues with OLE DB provider I am following this article the try and resolve the issue. I am ensure the following point is addressed: The Access database is secured and the ...
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Monitor signal turns off for several seconds after Windows 7 start-up screen?

Background: I have been having some problems with my Windows registry today. It looked like antivirus had corrupted my licensing data. When I booted in to windows I would receive a message about: ...
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Changing Visual Effects settings through command line

Is there a way to change/modify the Visual Effects settings via command line? For example, I want to control (enabling and disabling) on Animate windows while minimizing and maximizing option from ...
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What do these cryptic strings really mean in registry associations?

Looking at my HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12\shell\Open\command\command value (Word 2010 'Open' shell association) I see this sort of nonsense: ...
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Using cmd to edit reg keys?

I need to edit 2 registry keys in Windows 8.1 but make it in a way to be able to use them in a batch file to be able to use them on more than 1 PC. In the batch file I will have more reg key's that ...
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Hang when launching digitally signed executable

We have a weird problem on 2 PCs with running a digitally signed 120 Mb executable. If user launches a digitally signed .exe - then the launching host (e.g. Explorer or cmd.exe) will enter infinite ...
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Enable query builder in outlook 2010 when administrator has disabled registry editor

is there a workaround to Enable query builder in outlook 2010 when administrator has disabled registry editor? I want to include an OR operator to search for "high value" in the body of email message ...
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Add “Open with” to the Context Menu for a particular file, like .js, in windows

I want to add a context menu option only for .js files, so that I can open them with a software (like atom.exe, or node.exe) Similar to this: ...
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Set screensaver lock delay from registry or command line [duplicate]

I have a few Windows 7 machines in my network, and I don't have GPO or an AD. I do however have a tool that can push commands or registry changes. Is there a command string or a registry tweak that I ...
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How do I hide a file or folder by deactivating all show and hide checkboxs in window 7 & 8

I'm trying to hiding one file or folder by deactivate all show and hide checkboxs in Windows 7 & 8. I know about changing the value of checkedvalue data to 0 in the following registry address to ...
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reg export excluding specific by name

i must export a set of registry keys only if the keyname not include a specific word ex: reg export "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Port\Ports" if the name of ...
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Identify user profile loaded into HKCU from remote command prompt

I need to modify a setting in the currently logged-on user's HKCU branch of the Registry on a remote Windows 7 Pro PC. I cannot connect using the Remote Registry functionality in regedit.exe but I do ...
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Disabling RegBack

In Windows 7, I find a folder C:\windows\System32\config\RegBack wherein registry files are being created during boot-up. Few queries regarding the same: What are entries in RegBack folder used ...
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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 to edit all the different context menu entries of the Explorer?

I'd like to write a script to simplify editing the context menus of the Windows Explorer. But there seem to be A LOT of different ways to implement context menu entries and non of the sites that I ...
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Automatically run executable files with third party program/script in Windows

It is possible to launch an exe file using a third party program through the context menu. My problem is that an exe file might be triggered by a script or by another application on which I don't ...
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Log in screen not showing how many unread email. Winxp, MS Outlook 7

I want to know how many unread email message I have when I log in(i.e when my system gets boots up). But that feature is not ON? In my registry -----------> unread mail, when I click on my email id, ...
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Cannot view hidden files and unable to edit a registry key: Error writing value's new content

I am unable to select either of the two options for Hidden Files and Folders in Folder Options settings in Windows 7. After I select and apply it reverts back to the no selection state(refer picture ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise - How to remove “Maintenance Folder” and its respective shortcuts for all the users in a domain?

I am trying to remove the "Maintenance Folder" and cleanup the statr menu for my company. I seem to have hard time to remove this folder. Is there any registry value or GPO setting to deploy in order ...
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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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How can I create a new system folder to show up in “This PC” in Windows 8.1 without additional tools?

How can I create a new system folder so it shows up in This PC in Windows 8.1? I have been trying many different approaches to try to accomplish this and have had no success as of yet. My goal is ...
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Windows 8 automatic maintenance freezes after regedit

I have now ran into this problem twice. When Windows starts automatic maintenance the computer becomes non-responsive and eventually freezes. And both times I was able to backtrack the problem to ...
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Find registry key for windows 8 per-application input method setting

I had some trouble to adapt a windows 7 application for windows 8. The issue was windows 8 having a global input method on windows 8. I found that the control panel setting "Let me set a different ...
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Cannot delete corrupted registery key

I wanted to run pip install which is some python install-tool when I ran into an error regarding the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\{057C7771-F320-4C2A-A2EA-747945FA82F2} (the program ...
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Autoit fails to create registry key where regedit does

I wrote a AutoIt program that use RegWrite to add several registry value. I tested it as 'Domain Admins' and it fail to write, I runned it as local 'Administrator' and the values where changed. I ...
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Windows export PATH configuration

A have a many variables in the PATH and I want to export and reuse them. Is that possible? (something like a .reg file)
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Track file and registry changes made by a program as it is running [duplicate]

As part of a malware test thing I am doing, I need to be able to use a program that I can bind to an executing Windows service to track file and registry changes it makes. How could I do this? I would ...
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Check Windows XP update existence in registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\< SID >\Patches\< SQUID >

At the moment HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\< SID >\Patches\< SQUID > has following keys: MSI3 REG_DWORD 0x1 State REG_DWORD 0x2 ...
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How to fix Setup is starting services loop

I have a Aspire One D270-1865 laptop with Windows 7 Starter, and I restarted it one day and it stayed in a loop that said, "Setup is starting services" with a white line under it. I tries pressing ...
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Creating a similar application structure to the PortableApps format with ThinApp

I want to create a similar application structure to the PortableApps format vith VMWare Thinapp, but without the Source and Other folders. I don't need a lot of .ini files in order to save ...
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Group Policy script to add/update HKCU registry key during shutdown

There are a few ways to add or update a key in the HKCU registry. There are a few ways to modify a workstation with Group Policies. I have tried a few of these, and I could use some help. I have a ...
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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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How to test out Windows 7 applications to see if you like them? [duplicate]

When a portable version of a Windows 7 application is not available, what is an effective way to test it out to see if you like it? I define effective as: Not time consuming Leaves no (or minimal) ...
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Can I safely remove *.msi and *.msp files that are in C:\Windows\Installer but are not the mentioned in the registry?

My C:\Windows\Installer folder has grown over 10 GB. I noticed that some *.msi and *.msp files are in C:\Windows\Installer but not the mentioned in the registry (e.g. I can see a file named ...
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Reg.exe Offline registry edit

Ok I want to edit an offline registry entry from WinPE, if I am booted into the OS (32bit) the reg key is: hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\mountmgr\noautomount So I boot into WinPE and run ...
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Granting access to a registry key in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class

I have some commercial software that is protected by a 3rd party soft license. This week the 3rd party licensing failed and I tracked it down to when it was trying to access this registry key: ...
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REG DELETE command is not working on 64 bit OS

I'm using command below to delete a simple registry key which is not protected, I mean you can easily delete it using regedit GUI, so the permission is free and unlocked. reg delete TargetKEY /f ...
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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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What happens when I delete the entire Windows registry?

I've been wondering what would happen if I delete all the registry stuff. Would my PC stop working? Edit: I've edited the code, now it should delete the registry. cd %TMP% reg query HKCR> ...
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Make Windows 10 open “This PC” by default

Following this tip I was able to set File Explorer to open 'This PC' by default. However, now the explorer window shows a section called 'Unspecified' full of blank icons. I don't have enough rep ...
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Windows 7 adding context menu entry

I followed this tutorial which explains how to lock an unlocked bitLocker drive without restarting explorer. This works perfectly. However, when I click "Lock Drive" in the context menu I get: ...
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Changing the login screen language on Windows 8.1 (registry)

I'm looking for a way to change the login screen language on Windows 8.1 through the registry. I only need to change that one, not the whole windows language. I'm talking about this screen: I ...
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Disable Java updater in registry

Java updater ask for downloading new updates. How to disable on many computers in domain this feature? It is this checkbox: But seems to be impossible to uncheck it in registry. I tried: 32-bit: ...
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removing upgrade windows 8.1 banner

If I change the registry with Set-ItemProperty -Path 'registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\UpgradeNotification' -Name UpgradeAvailable -Value 0 # Will I still get regular updates?
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Restricting user access to certain features via registry on Windows 8.1 Home Premium

I need to restrict user access to Control Panel for example. And because its Home Premium version of Windows it doesn't have Group Policy Manager. Im using this list to do those restrictions. First ...
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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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What is the default file association for a file with no extension?

I have a machine that somehow became infected with WEbbiNG Adware. I managed to remove it fine, but it seems it associated itself as the default program to run files without an extension. I have ...
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registry changes not being retained after reboot

My Windows 7 user account is an administrator. In regedit, I remove some entries from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run After I reboot, the entries are back again. The entries I ...