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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iTunes installation failure

I 'm trying to install iTunes setup (Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit) but installation fails with error (picture below). Any ideas how can I fix it? ...
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enable file sharing for devices that ue 40- or 56bit encryption via registry

Is there a chance to enable file sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption via a registry tweak? I have to enable this on a lot of of pc's and don't want to do this manually on every ...
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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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Set URL to New Tab page for IE 11

Does someone know how I can change IE settings for set my own url to new tab page. Home page have to be diferent from new tab page.
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Where does Internet Explorer store the last used upload directory?

I have an image of a user's hard drive from which I need to recover some photos, but I don't know the file names or directory they are stored in. The photos are not in any of the typical profile ...
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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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Change Browser settings without browser restarting via use another program

I don't understand how some programs (e.g. Baidu PC Faster, Search Protect) change the URL of a new tab page, default engine and home page when browsers run. In Internet Explorer even there isn't ...
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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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How to increase Timeout Limit

I am doing some GPU intensive work. It is not rare that my OPENGL will crash and with it the app using it. I get presented with an error message suggesting to fix this by increasing the timeout limit. ...
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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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Add context menu items to specific file extensions

I think the title says all I want: I want to add context menu items for a specific file type like the yellow marked ones in the screenshot. Which registry changes do I have to make? In my case I want ...
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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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Cannot uninstall, install or repair Visual Studio 2012 & 2013

I have Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2013 installed, I want to uninstall 2013 however both 2012 & 2013 have gotten corrupted. However, when I run the install files the installation just hangs. ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8 date format dd/mm/yyyy

Is it possible to change the date format for windows 8 to be dd/mm/yyyy with the separator being specifically (/)? Is the only way to do it in the registry? Start program regedit.exe (via Win+R and ...
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How do I replace the windows explorer shell with some image during boot?

When I start the computer instead of opening explorer.exe I need to put some image or blank screen. In registry if I change shell value in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon ...
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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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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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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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How do I set Chrome as the default browser with a .BAT file?

Note: I've already read Batch - Default Browser?, but that's about getting the default browser. I want to set it. I'm making a set of batch files to easily set up computers I use (don't worry; ...
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Backup registry that stores file association data?

I want to backup only the registry that contain the file association data so after reinstalling windows i will be able to restore the file associations with restoring the registry. Which registry ...
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How I can set via Registry the color of this screen in Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.1, how I can set the color of this Screen to Black color? I know that the color ID for the Black color is 0 'cause I did the trick with Windows 8 using Windows System Image Manager ...
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Lost everything in my windows 8 account after Advanced System Care Fixes

An hour ago I used Advanced System Care 7 and scanned and repaired my pc. After this, I rebooted the system (win8 automatically looks for updates, I think) ASC Defragmented the registry. when I access ...
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How to know which file was right-clicked on?

I'm trying to write a script and add it to the right click context menu. To add the items to the menu, I've used this: Windows: How to add batch-script action to Right Click menu, except instead of ...
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How to Change context menu of windows Explorer

i want to edit context menu of windows Explorer. and i want to create my own menu with sub menu as shown in image. and also do some task like copy and move to other destination. Can any one please ...
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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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How to block programs from running (Windows 7)

I'm need to find an easy way to let a few end users block certain programs from running. to be a bit more specific; At my school we have a couple of laptops (~15) that we use to make assessments, ...
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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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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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Exporting and Importing Printer Settings

Recently we have recently been upgrading label printers (Godex DT4) in our production areas and the printer settings for the label printer are not carrying over to new users who log into the domain. ...
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Mac Keyboard Driver on Windows 7 - Trully configure fn and media keys (or forcibly installing BootCamp)

I did exactly the same as the OP of How do you reset Windows keyboard drivers to their original defaults? at first (kudos for Being the very-smart, highly-intelligent person that I am ...
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Cannot create value: Error writing to the registry

So I get this error when trying to add a dword or even change a value in a key under hklm\system\CurrentControlSet\services\x1 When I look at the effective permissions, I have full control and I am ...
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Checklist to configure programs to (not) run at startup in windows 8

I'm asking specifically for Asus Splendid, I'd like to run it whenever I want so that it does not start every time I start windows. I know it's a program that is started because the screen looks ...
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Windows 8 > Elan touchpad: how to enable settings via registry?

For some unfathomable reason, the control to modify scroll speed/sensitibity under control panel > mouse > ELAN is greyed out. Go figure. I know where ELAN lives in the registry, but cannot figure ...
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How can I perform Disk Cleanup on all user accounts that exist on a computer?

Can you help me with some ideas regarding a possible way that I can use for performing maintenance tasks on all computer users in one shot (e.g. Disk Cleanup, Registry Cleanup)? I would like to kill ...
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How to read info about installed programs from hard drive

I need to move a software from a laptop that I have not used in 3 years to my new laptop. Unfortunately I no longer have the AC adapter for the old laptop, and the battery is dead since I have not ...
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Recover registry keys to “offline” hive

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I can't find it. My computer died, and in the process of trying to set up a new one, I accidentally deleted all the registry keys from my old account (on the ...
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Set Excel 2010 file format in the registry

If you install MS Office (2010 in my case) and run up any of the programs (Excel in my case) for the first time you encounter the following dialogs: The Username dialog for setting a default user ...
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How can I open a .jpg in Photoshop by default (Registry)

I'm looking for a way that I can edit the registry to open up .jpg's in Photoshop be default. I guess my questions are one - is this possible? Two - how do you do it? I know you are supposed to ...
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Finding unique data for Bluetooth Low Energy connected HID device Windows8.1

I am trying to read out any type of information that can tell me if a Bluetooth Low Energy HID device (mouse/keyboard) has been connected previously to a computer with Windows 8.1 (which has the BLE ...
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Accidentally changed location of Documents to root second partition, can't change

I just installed my new computer and wanted to place my personal files on my second HDD. I accidentally put "My Documents" on "F:\" instad of "F:\Documents". Now I can't change it anymore, not even ...
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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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Change registry permissions via command line (batch file)

I found an awesome Reg Hack for Windows 7, that renames the 'Computer' icon to something like %username% on %computername%. Unfortunately, in the tutorial, it says to change permissions of the ...
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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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Windows 7 Disable Proxy via cmd - and put in effect

Windows 7 (64-bit) Disable Proxy via cmd - and put in effect? I have found the correct registry key to change, and have code to change it. reg add ...
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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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Changing default behavior of a Keyboard Multimedia Keys

Today I've got a Dell KB522 keyboard, which has 7 multimedia keys on top. I was wondering if it's possible to change the behaviour of those keys due to the lack of official Dell app to do that (for ...