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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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. ...
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Disable INSERT key in all applications

The Insert and Caps Lock keys just get in the way. This superuser question asks how to disable Insert, but appears to be for Windows 7 because it does nothing for me on Windows 8.1. I've been able to ...
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Batch Loop used to reg query a list of keys from txt file and reuse data value

I need a batch loop that should extract a data value and use it in its next command. All registry keys I want to query has been saved into a *.txt file. Example: The following command will return ...
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How to establish the primary and secondary monitors via MS Windows Registry

I would like to establish the primary and secondary monitors via MS Windows Registry and later to change their number. I mean to make secondary monitor as primary and vise versa. I have tried to ...
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How to store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\ in XP

I know it is an outdated topic, but still I need a help on this. In XP, how do I store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\? I have been trying many methods, but nothing works. The ...
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Replacing registry default value from command line

I'm modifying an entry in the Windows registry. In the key there is a single value called (Default) of type REG_SZ. This value is not set. I've tried using REG Add ...
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Registry changes while changing 'Sort By' settings in windows explorer

I have requirement of selecting the 'Sort by' type of Windows Explorer using command. But I didnt get any commands. So I think I can do changes in registry. But I didnt get the registry changes while ...
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Alter .zip double-click action to work with .7zip (Windows 10)

Currently my setup has it so that all file extensions that are supported by 7zip are extracted on double click into a folder pertaining to the name of the archive. This works perfectly on all file ...
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Windows 7 local User can't print from software to a printer that uses a virtual port

I am running Point-Of-Sale software called RecTrac on Windows 7. My local User is locked down because of the nature of the software. The receipt printer runs over USB with a virtual port, COM3. This ...
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Installing Visual Studio across multiple Operating Systems

So I as many people have a copy of Windows 10 installed but I have Windows 7, I prefer Windows 10 over Windows 7 (it runs faster than my Windows 7 install). The problem is that I have a lot of IDE's ...
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How to auto login in Windows 10 with PIN?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 on my Dell XPS Laptop. On my older system, I had the admin auto logon feature turned on via the registry settings. This setting required a defaultPassword String ...
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Can the entire Windows registry be copied to a new copy of Windows?

I'm looking to reinstall Windows on my SSD but I really don't fancy reinstalling a ton of software. Is it possible to backup the entire registry of an old Windows installation to a .reg file and then ...
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Switching default audio device with a batch file

I'm trying to write a batch file on Windows 10 that allows me to switch between my headset and my speakers as default audio device when I run it. I don't want to use any third-party software. I tried ...
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Registering other formats as PDF for preview in Windows 7

According to this question and answers it is possible to view other file types as text in preview window in Windows 7. Now I have a related case: I would like to preview AI (Illustrator) files in the ...
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Some guidance in a .bat that adjusts the Screen Saver via Active Setup?

The request: I was asked to look into changing en masse our screen lock policies here at the main office, which would be easy enough to do if I remote logged on and made adjustments one-by-one. But ...
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My headphones aren't detected in “Playback Devices”, but still play sound along with the speakers

Muting my sound only mutes the speakers, but changing the volume changes the volume for both. When I want to change the volume it automatically unmutes, playing sound out of the speakers a few seconds ...
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Changing DNS via Registry Key through Desktop Authority

I'm trying to set new DNS info over my network to multiple workstations through Desktop Authority, but I'm stumped at working around each workstations network adapters GUID in the registry. This ...
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Reg import without overwrite

I am trying to add keys to the Windows Registry without replacements. I have tried this method to import the registry: Regedit.exe /s "C:\reg\file.reg" But this overwrites the currently existing ...
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How can I tell if MS Office 2016 was installed standalone (msi) or click-to-run (C2R)?

Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus has different versions, including Office 365, DVD Retail, and Volume Licensing. My understanding is that the Retail DVD version may either be a click-to-run ...