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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Odd Appearances in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\

I am familiar with HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ and aware of how it works. What I am unable to understand is how some items arrived here. Was wondering if someone knew of an anterior method or how in the world ...
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How to edit a registry key for every profile, without knowing their name?

I want to change the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WcmSvc\wifinetworkmanager\features\S-1-5-21-192855608-1092268202-2311440418-1001\FeatureStates in Batch. However, ...
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Find out when is the last time a Google Chrome opened/used by the user?

I was wondering if there is a way to find out when is the last time user opened or used their Google Chrome browser remotely (i.e. via PowerShell or registry key.) I know that ...
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Win10 - Volume Mixer - change link in traybar

i bring back the old volume mixer with the following registry entry on win10: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC] "EnableMtcUvc"=dword:00000000 i want to ...
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Unable to Clean Old Registry Errors

Good day Problem Solvers, I kindly ask for a solution to help me remove entries left by a previous OS from registry. I recently upgraded my OS from Win 8.1 to 10 but when I scan my registry with ...
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What is the Default Browser of Client's computer in windows?

Is there a way to find what is the default browser on a client's windows machine? Is there a registry key or some other property that can help to find what is their default browser?
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How to find all files and registry entries associated with a certain installed program?

I am trying to create a program that let me choose any installed application from the local PC and give me a list of all program's files and registry entries. In other words, I am trying to simulate ...
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How to disable windows narrator? [duplicate]

I'm using text to speech software and have no need for windows narrator. Unfortunately the hotkeys for using this TTS software are very near the ones for starting windows narrator. WN has the nasty ...
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Modify right click context menu with copy filename or copy full file path

I'm wanting to modify the right click context menu for windows explorer. I need to select a number of files and right click on them and copy the file path. Ideally I would also like the option of ...
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Windows 7 Pro 64Bit… now thinks it's a 16Bit OS? I can't “repair” Windows or MS Office suite?

Question : What software tools can repair Windows 7 Pro 64Bit, when it has been damaged (ie. it thinks it is a 16Bit OS and won't repair from Win7 install disk). NOTE : When trying to avoid a ...
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Change wallpaper with registry without logging off?

I have created an application that will change the Windows Registry as below: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "Wallpaper"="C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Sample Pictures\wallpaper.jpg" ...
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Does the Windows registry hold details of the processor's capabilities?

I have a strange situation which I hope someone can shed light on. I have an old HP laptop NC6320 with a triple boot running Windows XP, 7 and Linux Mint. It's an Intel Core 2 T5600 which supports ...
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MS Paint running in task manager but not displaying on screen nor visible in task bar Win 7 32bit

MS Paint (mspaint.exe) no longer displays on screen when I click on the shortcut in the start up menu or open the program by any other method. If I look in the task manage I will see and instance of ...
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What are the benefits of the registry in Windows?

Windows relies a lot on registry to store small pieces of information such as the IP address of the machine. Unix, and so Linux and OS-X, store everything in ordinary files. When it comes to ...
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Remove specific value from registry sub key

We need to delete a Security value from CD-ROM drive registry key. The main location is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE. From there it would depend on the make and model of the CD ...
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Cannot view hidden files and unable to edit a registry key: Error writing value's new contents

when I enable view hidden files in Windows Menu >/Tools/Folder Options it keeps on reverting back to hidden, when I close the dialog box... I've tried to find solution by using Sysinternals ...
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importing putty connections from old registry- load hive disabled

How do I import putty connections from an old registry? The old hard drive is USB connected. The option "load hive" is disabled in Regedit. What are my options? Operating system:Windows Seven I got a ...
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Is it safe to remove wallpaper registry key? [closed]

Someone forced me a wallpaper using some group policy After searching the registry database, I found the following on HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\WallpaperStyle : ...
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Prefetcher in registries

I`m working on a malware & found the malware modifies these registries: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Prefetcher\TracesProcessed: 0x00000086 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows ...
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How can I disable the automatic login of the last active user in Windows 8.1?

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro with two user accounts, mine being a password-protected administrator and the other being a standard user with no password. Now, when the latter logs in, shuts the ...
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Windows 8.1 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error preventing startup

Background My Fujitsu Lifebook laptop (running Windows 8.1) has gradually been getting slower over the last few months, so I recently took steps to speed it up. These included: Making use of the ...
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Apache auto-crash at startup after a bsod, fault module StackHash_0a9e

This problem happens after a window crash, I have tried everything but no luck, please help! Problem Details Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: httpd.exe ...
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Visual Studio overwrites settings

A chkdsk snafu rendered my computer unbootable, so IT gave me a new one. Now I have to reinstall and reconfigure everything to my liking and Visual Studio 2012 gives me grief. I managed to lift most ...
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Checking if a key is present on the windows registry through batch file

I work as IT Support for public service. Some of the jobs we have to do on a regular basis is to install some software developed by our own developers. We usually do it as procedures, in which in ...
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Trouble deleting registry using CMD

I am trying to delete following registry via CMD but getting "ACCESS DENIED" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Pastel The above registry cannot be deleted manually as it gives error ...
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Settings for Mintel getting remove from registry

So a bit of background, we have a Minitel system used by costumers to view info on our network, they connect via a VTX plug installed on there PC. Every now and then the setting for the VTX plug ...
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Disable some Win+X hotkeys for Explorer from RegEdit under Windows 8.1

How to disable some of Win+X keys that are registered to Explorer so that they could be used by other software (e.g. disabling Win+I and Win+P and then mapping these keys from within Search Everything ...
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MS Office COM add-in registry location

I have some COM add-ins in Outlook/Word that I'm trying to manually configure in registry, but I am unable to locate the corresponding entries. According to ...
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windows ProductPolicy key enum/constants

i'm reading windows internals and found the productoptions/productpolicy key, i know it is a switch in tokens.dat but don't know how to decrypt it or if there is a decrypted version of it also did ...
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Script to enable autologon for users on a domain won't work unless I run it twice

So I'm having an issue with a script that enables autologon domain users. For some reason I have to run it twice for the option to be enabled on the computer. The Script: @echo off REM Set variables ...
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How can we stop Windows 10 from adding the word “shortcut”?

To prevent Windows from adding the word "shortcut" to shortcut names, I've always set the Link value to 00 00 00 00 in the following registry key: ...
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Windows file associations [duplicate]

I'm currently creating a .vbs script which is used to change the default program for a specific file extension however I'm not fully certain as to what registry keys/values I need to change. Doing a ...
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How to receive a parameter in a batch file

I have asked a question, Use an environment variable to point to an "Open With" program, which received a fantastic answer. To add myapp.exe, residing in %MYAPPSDIR%, to the Open With ...
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Use an environment variable to point to an “Open With” program

I have Windows Vista, but I guess this pertains to other versions as well. I want to set a program to be used in the Open With context menu. Now I want that the path to the .exe contain an environment ...
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Regedit.exe import fails to pick up “text” field

I am migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. I use database software (Aginity Workbench), which allows a user to save common queries called "Code Snippets". These snippets are stored in the registry: ...
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Looking for a simple way to forbid specific software from writing to the registry

I am working at a company with an admin account, which means my account has full access to the system and registry. I love to run portable software with my usb drive but some of the software is ...
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Getting Files to “Open With” Chrome Canary Rather Than Main Google Chrome Instance

I have Google Chrome installed, which is my main browser. I also have Chrome Canary installed, which is my browser instance for work related development. I have disabled the Flash plugin in Google ...
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After crash, Windows7 does not want run any *.exe. It claims that it cannot find them

It only runs self-starting programs. The registry seems messed up. It does not run any *.exe program, not even regedit from the command screen. It says it is not there even when I am in its directory: ...
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Remove some menu options from context menu [duplicate]

I know there is a general answer to this question here, but my question is a little more specific, how to remove the "Turn on Bitlocker.. " entry from it(when I right click on a partition), sometimes ...
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Batch check for *.reg but only if = 1 file

I am looking to basically check if a batch file is present by wildcard *.reg, but I would like it to error if there is more than 1 .reg file. This is the code I have been trying to use, but my batch ...
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What is User Profile Service Error 1530?

I have a Windows 7 laptop which is connected to the domain. The laptop is located in our regional office in Africa (we are in the UK). However, a few domain users in Africa are complaining that they ...
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How can I use a batch file to create multiple registry backups in the same folder? [closed]

I have a batch file in the Startup folder that creates a backup of the Windows registry using regedit. The problem is that it overwrites the older .REG file every time the computer restarts. Here's ...
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Disable all power options from the Start menu

I'm working on an application that resembles a kiosk. After the application starts, it creates a new desktop and using a key combo I can move back and forth between desktops. This newly created ...
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How do I start the taskbar after changing the “shell” registry key that runs at login

So, I have made a version of windows that looks like it isn't running windows (no logos or common windows tropes), so that it looks like it is only the software I choose that is running, sort of like ...
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Adding custom right click menu for specific extention for win7pro64 doesn't work

I have the a little problem developing right click context menu for ".prt" files. I did everything according to the recommendations, and I got a very strange result - the menu doesn't appear. If I ...
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Remove “has stopped working” message windows 8

I want to be able to remove the "has stopped working" message that comes up when a program crashes because I am trying to write a script that automatically opens the program back up if it does crash. ...
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User Profile Service (Error 1501) Cannot create temporary directory

I believe the problem stems from this issue in my event viewer: Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service Date: 5/30/2015 3:19:04 PM Event ID: ...
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Broken Directory Icon Overlay Image

How would I go about tracking down the cause of (what looks like) a broken directory icon overlay? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about I've had a look at the ...
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Denying an application rights to write to the Windows Registry

In Windows 7 or later, is there a way to deny a program rights to write anywhere in the registry? Please specify to which version of Windows your answer applies.
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Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 [duplicate]

On my Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100, the keyboard is not working. No matter what I press nothing responds. The touch screen is still working, and everything seems to be working properly, but I have ...