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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Windows theme resets everytime computer is restarted?

I had gotten bored one day and changed the colors/fonts of the command prompt, then finally i wanted to, undo this and change the color/font scheme of the windows command prompt cmd.exe back to the ...
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Modifying the System Path variable from cmd

I am trying to modify my system Path value. I need this as I am doing an upgrade of the S/W and the users need to have access to the old and new system. I provide them with a toggle button which will ...
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Difference between Local Policy and Registry Key

I would like to understand the difference between this registry key, MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\MaximumPasswordAge=4,30 and the local computer policy settings via ...
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Run a Script before shutdown or reboot windows 7

I need a registry entry to a run once script at shutdown or reboot. I needs cleanup sensitive data after an installation. So even if the installation failed or got interrupted, i may not leave data ...
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Windows 7 User profiles not functioning after SSD > HDD move

Windows 7 x64 Home P. OEM I decided to move my Users and ProgramData folders onto my secondary disk to save SSD space. I booted into "repair" mode on the windows DVD. Both drives are NTFS. The drives ...
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How to make SmartBoard floating tools dock on the right?

I work in IT for a university. We're creating new system builds for the new school year, and some computers are connected to SmartBoards. We want the floating tools to stay docked on the right hand ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade to different language using registry

I have a Windows 8 Enterprise Demo in German right now and already set up everything over 3 months. Now I bought the Windows 8 Pro version in English and followed the steps on this page so I can keep ...
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export reg_sz key registry in hex format

I need to export a registry key of type REG_SZ using hex format because it contains some non printable values (00 and 0a). So when I export it as .reg using regedit I can't get a correct file. Is ...
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How to hide more than one drive using regedit

Normally we can hide drives using regedit. But its possible to hide only one drive when i tried to hide another drive an error showing that the registry key name is already exist. if there any ways to ...
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Is it possible to give the full path to an executable in “Image Execution Options\*\Debugger”?

Image Execution Options (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options) with a key named after the executable and a string (REG_SZ) value is known to be ...
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Enable registry editing (windows 7)

When logged on as a User and trying to edit the registry settings (executing a .reg file) i get the message "Registry editing disabled by your administrator". I know that this could be changed from ...
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Windows takes more time than usual to know that an executable file has been closed or is not used

Okey my fault, only my fault. Trying to speed up an old laptop, I searched for registry tweaks and perform many of them on this computer. Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bits. I found some of this tweaks ...
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pnputil.exe cannot enumerate any drivers - cant install necessary drivers either (driver store corruption?)

Executing pnputil.exe -e in an admin command prompt should list a bunch of drivers but it instead failed to enumerate any and says access is denied. I ran several windows update fixits (several ...
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Windows 8 Regedit requires absolute paths passed in for registry files

I was building a set of batch scripts for our automatic build/test system which runs across different operating systems to set some conditions for the different environments and I noticed that Windows ...
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How to open a raw registry file (taken from another computer)?

I am working on digital forensic investigation case (not a real one obviously) and I have a raw image (.dd) from a Windows (NTFS) partition. I have to find out when a specific file was created. To ...
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How can I release the Win-L key combination to the underlying program?

I'm a Mac user (boo, hiss, I know) who's occasionally working on a Windows 8.1 partition on his Macbook. I've used AutoHotKey to remap several keys, and make my life easier by sharing the same general ...
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“%1” in the “Open With menu” in Windows 8.1

While trying to choose the program to open some .TGA files, I clicked "Open with" and what I saw was that there is an option "%1", and it's selected by default. What is that? Is it a bug in registry ...
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In Windows 7 Where/what are (if any) the settings that bypass the switch user screen and go directly to the authenication screen?

I have Group Policy set from windows 2008R2 domain controllers. The clients are all Windows 7 (Ultimate) machines. I have a group policy set that locks the clients after 5 minutes of inactivity. Each ...
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right click on program > “%1” %* instead of run

I have windows 7 and downloaded a program (.exe possibly containing a virus), but didn't install it. Then I right clicked on the program > open with > notepad (always use this program not selected), ...
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Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
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No right click, No icons on desktop, Icons are in the taskbar instead?

My service laptop, running on XP for the moment, do not display any icon on the desktop nor allow to right click on the desktop. The desktop icons are instead located in the taskbar, I deleted the ...
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Windows 8.x making all files open in desktop mode

When I setup Windows 8 I install a start menu system to make tasks smoother. However, I would like a one click script to make ALL files like images open with the Windows Image Viewer in desktop mode. ...
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How to delete printers from the Registry in Windows 7

How to delete printers from the Registry in Windows 7 please Thanks, Trevor
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Windwos 7: Registry Files… Incorrect

Issue Summary I messed up a couple values in my Windows Registry, I know which ones, I am having a hard time changing them back. Issue I was trying to change the default location for program ...
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Disable Sticky Keys with Registry Key doesn't work

Before you vote this down, I'd like to say this now that the methods posted around the net doesn't work for me. I've tried going to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys and ...
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Regedit as Current User

I'm trying to apply a registry fix for an Outlook/O365 issue on a user's account. The issue is that "regedit" is blocked by a domain GPO. I'm able to run "gpedit" using the local admin account. ...
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Retrieving Windows XP product key from registry using Parted Magic

I've a laptop which has a Windows Vista licence sticker on it, but it was downgraded to Windows XP due to reasons. However, the HDD is broken (read errors and bad sectors everywhere) and it will not ...
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Custom registry key deleted on reboot?

I have made a custom registry key (String Value) for identification of which computer a user logs on to. The problem is that this key is deleted whenever the computer is rebooted. The key is entered ...
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Remote Registry with alternate credentials from the command line

Sometimes, when I'm teleworking from my personal laptop, I run into problems with my SmartCard reader while trying to connect to systems that are configured to enforce SmartCard usage. The usual ...
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Disabling TaskManager and all kind of User Interactions

I have a Desktop Application which I wrote that has been ported from Windows XP through Windows 7 during the course of the years, it is like a Kiosk Application that is used to register sales and ...
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How do i declear registry in apache2.4

Is there any way to load registry from a .reg file in apache2.4 in windows?? I can use Setenv to define any environment variable in httpd.conf but cannot declare other registry entry like ...
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Access to registry denied importing entries

I am trying to create a logon script for local users (there is no domain). So I have taken backups of the registries from baseline machines and I am trying to use them as the entries I want to apply. ...
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Add User to Group In Registry

I accidentally made all the users on a computer non-administrators. So no one can get past UAC now. The hard drive is also encrypted with TrueCrypt, meaning I can mount it on another computer but I ...
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Windows 7 deleting files off external HDD

I have a 500GB external partitioned into two separate halves. One is for storing things like important documents and other things I don't feel safe having on my internal HDD. The other is formatted ...
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How to browse a registry hive file?

I had to reinstall windows but forgot to backup settings from an app from the registry. I still have the old registry in Windows.old/Documents and Settings/me. I think it's the ntuser.dat file. Is ...
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Error message “This version of Windows is not authentic”

I have been using Windows 7 on my computer for about 2 years and for about a year, I have this message appearing. It started after I did some hardware upgrade. My search on the web indicates that an ...
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How to add context menu option for VirusTotal?

When inspecting potentially suspicious files, I find the use of a VirusTotal report on the file to be quite helpful. To this end, I would like to add this capability to the right-click context menu in ...
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Change registry permission of 3 keys does not work with regini

I'm preparing a batch script that should help me to remove 3 keys from the registry. Unfortunately nobody has permission to edit the keys, except for TrustedInstaller. To execute my reg file that ...
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How to remove extension association using regedit.exe?

Following my post here - Can't un-associate .css extension from Visual Stdio 2013 and the suggested solution - Why are certain default application associations "locked"? What do I ...
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Motorola MC3190 - Windows CE 6.0 configure device time through registry

I have to configure a Motorola MC3190 running Windows CE 6.0 to use a time server to automatically set the time after a cold boot, including the timezone. This is my current configuration, found in ...
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Win. 8.1: How to fix bug causing disassociated files, dysfunctional programs, corrupt system restores, etc

This morning, my computer (an Alienware Aurora R4, about 9 months old and running Windows 8.1) experienced its first crash. I don't quite remember the name of the error presented, but I can say with ...
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USB ports stopped working (code 19)

Last week all usb ports of my laptop Lenovo B575 with Windows 7 stopped working but on Linux everything is all right. I've figured out in Device Manager that the problem lies somewhere in the registry ...
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Restoring registry to allow Program Files on a different partition (using junctions) to be recognized after reinstalling Windows?

Partitions: | System | Data (Program Files, Users) | \___________Junction_____/_____________/ Now when I need to re-install Windows on the System partition, what is the best way ...
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Cannot install ClickMaster

I wanted to install ClickMaster on Windows 8.1 after the trial versions time ran out. The problem was, that i could not uninstall the trial through windows, so i just deleted the program folder. After ...
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How can I add video dimensions to video file tooltips?

Hi there I would like to add some extra info to my video file tooltips on my computer. How do I add video dimensions to my video file tooltips??? AKA the little popup that appears when you hover over ...
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Won't let me open regedit

I was going to try to access regedit to try out Indrek's answer here, because i wanted to do the option one here (couldn't open flag+r), because when I try to access the disk management from the ...
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Sticky notes on windows 7

I have Sticky notes running as a widget on windows 7. I would like to do the following Change that front to arial narrow and BOLD. I am aware of the font change fix. How do I get the bold in there ...
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Use PowerShell to interpret registry values

Consider the following key, as an example HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open\command and its (Default) value %SystemRoot%\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1 This value determines what will happen when ...
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How to enable registry and command prompt when they are both disabled along with gpedit.msc and run command

I was testing group policy and disabled all registry editing tools along with command prompt and group policy editor itself, pretty much everything is disabled! How can i enable what i have disabled ? ...
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Error in installation of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

I have installed SQL Server 2008 Express on my machine but I can't find the Management Studio. I downloaded two versions of SQL Server Management Studio, 2008 and R2 This is the result I don't ...