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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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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Move appdata folder

I have seen many questions with moving the appdata folder location to a different partition. This is a more general question with how can it be moved to any location I choose. For instance ...
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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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Emulate the “Apply” button from Control panel from command line or batch

Some settings can be adjusted from the control panel, like adding a mouse pointer trail or adjusting the speed. Similar changes can be done by changing registry keys. However, then a restart is ...
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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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Change PPTP control connection's TCP port number

I want to change the PPTP port from 1723 i read that we can find the port in the registry key which is located in the regedit. I found the TcpPortNumber in the path ...
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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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Problems applying reg keys via group policy [migrated]

I'm having a major issue with some music software, I was hoping if I quickly explained what I have done, some GPO guru might be able to spot where I have went wrong? Server 2012 Client OS - XP SP3 ...
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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 ...
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How to search and delete in registry a single REG_SZ value

How do I search an delete a REG_SZ value in System environment variables. For example, in System variables I have Variable named LM_LICENSE_FILE= 123@abc;123@cde;123@fgh I want to have a script ...
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Import registry keys from backed up version

I have backed up my full registry (local machine, current user,..). Now I want to recover around 10 or 15 keys from the current user branch, I don't want to import the entire registry. Is there a way ...
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How to apply Windows 8 theme via batch file?

High contrast Windows 8 themes files are found at \Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\. I want to be able to switch between hcblack.theme and hcwhite.theme using a batch file. How does one apply ...
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Where in the registry can I found mounted devices?

I'm writing a python application on Windows 7 (64bit) where I need to start something after a new USB storage device has been mounted. In an older application I was polling on ...
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Registry key settings auto correct Word 2010 - part 2

Am looking for a registry fix which i can push out to our exam accounts in my school. So far everything worked great with what we have (spell check disabled, etc). The only thing left is a the issue ...
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New to scripting and need help running powershell script to deploy software. (powershell blocked execution) [closed]

The following script was written for me. My problem is that when our remote deployment system executes the script, Powershell on the local machine will not run the script. It has no problem running ...
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Which is the workaround for the “Failed to get data for 'ProxyEnable'” error

I have a program which is giving me the exception "Failed to get data for 'ProxyEnable'". How can I overcome this ?
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Windows 8.1 EditionIDs?

In Windows 8.1's registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion), there's a string (EditionID) that refers to the current version of Windows you're running. What are the ...
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Windows 8.1 Command Prompt can't show fonts listed in registry editor

I have a Windows 8.1 and I want to change the fonts of command prompt. I open the properties window, shown below Raster Fonts However, I can't find what I want. I open the registry editor to ...
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windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow

I have being doing some research on Google but I cannot find what is the windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow. I need to find it to do a global update for my citrix gold image.
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How to add a program in registry using batch file?

I want to add an .exe program to this registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell I tried this code @echo off reg add ...
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Add item to “New” context menu in Windows 8 for only one user without admin rights

I am trying to edit the registry on my windows 8 computer so that I can create a batch(.bat) file from the "new" menu. The only problem is I don't have admin rights. So I was doing some research and ...
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cpu idle state - power plan windows - high pitched noise

I have a Dell XPS 15 9530. One famous problem is the "coil whine" or "high pitched noise" issue. The noise only occurs when (a) the cpu is in IDLE, (b) battery is fully charged. This suggests that ...
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Screen (not Lock Screen) Timeout Stuck at 1 Minute

I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo T440p with Windows 8.1 Pro) and was having the following issue: the screen would lock (screen would go black and require a password to get back in) after 1 minute. ...