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 ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

-1
votes
0answers
20 views

Program designed for 32 bit Windows only works on a 64 bit Windows OS when I copy the registry key to a non 64 area. Other workarounds?

So, like the title says, I got the program working by simply copying the registry branch to another location, which I will explain more later on, but I am simply wondering if there are any other ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Junction points or default directory changes for moving the big folders off SSD

I'm going to once again reinstall my Windows 7 system. This time, I'm going to be moving the Program Files, PFx86, ProgramData, and Users folders onto a 1TB WD black drive straight after installation ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

What is the purpose of fonts in registry?

What is a purpose of fonts there? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts I did try to put font on other directory than windows/fonts and put there path to this. In ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

moving C:\Users folder to a network location

I want to relocate my user directory C:\Users\Edwin to a mapped network drive E: (i.e. mapped from a network share \\192.168.22.9\share). The difficult part is in relocating the user directory ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Windows 7 hide *.lnk target

I'm attempting to have a program run with administrative privileges for regular users.(The actual software throws an error about needing the admin account, I can bypass windows through the registry). ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Group Policy Management - Mass registry change

I have a number of group policy objects that I need to change all registry keys in the preferences:\windows settings: registry\hkey_local_machine\software\Microsoft\windows NT\current ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Add a batch script to windows right click menu, to run applications with psexec tool

I want to make a batch-script that runs a selected application with PsExec.exe tool. And I want to add this option to the right-click menu. Like the "Run As Administrator" menu on windows 7. Can ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Capture a GUID that is part of key name from registry and turn it into variable

Im trying to capture a specific GUID from registry that is unique (naturally) and changing from time to time. Then turn it into variable that i can use in REG ADD operation (i know that part). The ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

If command, importing .reg not working

I am trying to use a if command to change language. But all I am getting is "Syntax error" I really can not find the real syntax. CMD file @echo off echo "1 =Brazilian Portugese" echo: set ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Using function keys without [FN] key with Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 7 Machine (no bootcamp)

I currently use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on my work PC (just my preference). For the most part it works fine. Since I do a lot of programming, I end up using the function keys a lot. However, in ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Restoring WoW6432Node

I feel real stupid about this one. Before I go any further I would like to state that I have a registry backup I created two hours prior to this and I should have system restore checkpoints all over ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Chrome Incognito Mode not blocked despite modifying registry

Following the instructions here and elsewhere, I've been trying to disable Incognito mode to no avail. I've modified the registry for Windows 8.1 Pro x64 as seen as below and despite that, when I ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Showing context menu option if extension is not .aent

I have made an application that can basically encrypt anything, I have added a registry entry in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/*/shell/ so that it's shown whenever one right clicks a file. but I don't want to ...
0
votes
1answer
186 views

Unable to uninstall or remove adware “Browser Shop” from browser

few days ago i opted for auto-installation of some software and i believe this adware was installed along with it. I uninstalled the software and did removed this adware extension from chrome, also ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

What would cause a Windows user account to report having been created at a later date than it was last logged into?

Based on my parsing of registry keys, this Windows user account was created after it was last logged into. Obviously this is inaccurate, but what might cause this?
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Export Outlook 2010 account when there is more than one

I have two Outlook 2010 profiles on my Win 7 desktop. I travel extensively for long periods. I successfully exported my work profile so I could access it on my laptop when I travel using the great ...
0
votes
0answers
97 views

How do I completely remove Wondershare Allmytube from Windows [using Farbar Recovery Scan Tool]?

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 So I made a mistake and ran a dubious executable program downloaded from the internet. I was making a dvd and I didn't know how to download videos from funnyordie.com, so I ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

lanmanserver\Shares registry keys has many entries but no share exits really

I am using registry keys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Shares to get share names in my one of the coding. But i found some PC where I found some registry key ...
0
votes
0answers
77 views

Fix .lnk file association WITHOUT admin/registry access

I managed to recreate the problems detailed here and here. I tried to use Notepad to open a .lnk file. Now all shorcuts appear as .lnk files, and open in Notepad. This isn't an uncommon problem and ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Windows 8.1 Selection Box

OS: Windows 8.1 Okay, you know how when you click and drag your cursor across the desktop and a blue bordered box appears? Well my problem... I guess isn't that big, but I'd like to fix it. My ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

New windows looses focus

If I have a few open Windows open on task bar and then ask for Notepad to open all that happens is that the notepad flashes for a fraction of a second and closes. Notepad is now at bottom of stack ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

where the Windows 7 store Network Adapter settings?

where the Windows 7 store Network Adapter settings? (when changing) In the Registry or in the nvram? Is it harmful for the filesystem or the Network Adapter to perform a frequent changing/resetting of ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

I have an unbootable Windows XP install. I can open the registry (offline). How do I figure out what folders were shared on the network?

I have an Acronis disk image of a PC that had Windows XP Pro on it. The hard drive is dying and the Acronis image is incomplete (some missing sectors, blah blah). I did my best to get the computer to ...
4
votes
1answer
101 views

Changing ALL System Fonts in Windows 7

I had a quick question about altering fonts in Windows 7 I was hoping someone could give me a hand with. I have a touch of OCD when it comes to consistency and am having trouble changing the system ...
2
votes
2answers
108 views

How to set folder view in explorer for all folders via registry

I was going through a tutorial where I learned how to set the folder view of all the five folder templates on Windows 8 - General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos. The tutorial is fairly ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Edited registry keys keep reverting back to their original values

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 I'm making the following changes so the program names in question are more user friendly in the 'open with' and 'programs' lists: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local ...
0
votes
0answers
79 views

Disable touchpad over mouse button areas

Is there a reg hack (or anything, except post-it notes) to disable the touchpad where the mouse buttons are? The pointer is moving around whenever I try to click on a mouse button. (Shouldn't too be ...
0
votes
2answers
75 views

What can I delete in registry Editor - need to remove PCUPGRADENOW

I want to delete the non essential registries in : Software - Microsoft - Windows - Current Version - Run. The reason is I get a pop up from PCUPGRADENOW (I think a virus)and I have followed all the ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

can you control services and programs that start up in OS X?

Went from windows to OS X. Need to find a program that will let me edit what programs and services start up when I boot OS X. In windows there are many ways that I know of. service manager in ...
0
votes
2answers
69 views

How to completely remove leftovers of uninstalled software

I installed a piece of software a long time ago and have kept it up to date. Unfortunately, some of the features have recently been lost after an update. I attempted to uninstall it from my system ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

How to move a software with user key to another computer?

I have a software in Computer A. When it was first installed, I need to input a UserKey and use it. After the first time the UserKey was entered, I do not have to enter any Key again when using it. ...
-1
votes
1answer
144 views

Teamviewer 9 not allowing me to import options from a .reg file

I am running a custom branded version of teamviewer 9 and have a saved .reg file of my preferences. When I go into advanced options and click 'Import' the button flashes but does not bring up a ...
1
vote
0answers
136 views

What is the purpose of the Start Page Redirect Cache registry value?

Under the HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main registry key there are a couple of values that I am curious about their intended use. I was looking into setting the default IE home page and ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

scanstate fails at reading a registry entry from the offline image

My win 8 got boot loop and when I want to "Refresh" it, mandates logging in but doesn't show any of the user profiles! I'm trying to migrate some EFS certificates from it using USMT(Yes, I know I ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

Is it possible to change the screen resolution through the registry in windows 8.1?

I was looking at writing a script to automate the process of changing the screen resolution and DPI scaling when it is required (i.e. using a program that does not scale) I managed to obtain the ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Is it possible to run a script on Windows boot as admin by adding it into a “Current Version\Run” registry key of the user “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM”?

This is the Windows registry autorun key for my current (administrator group) user: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and this one is for the "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

What is the path for the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM registry hive?

If I open the registry with the SYSTEM account in Windows by using the PSExec tool from SysInternals: psexec -i -s regedit and I change an entry, for example, here: ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

How do I start cmd.exe from a UNC path (to map a network drive)?

While cmd.exe can work with UNC paths by using PUSHD \\UNC\Path, I'm attempting to start cmd or a similar command FROM a UNC path. Here's why: I'm adding a "Map Network Drive Here" to my suite of ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Chrome does not honor custom URI scheme (Windows Registry)

On my machine, the browsers FF and IE accept a custom URI scheme tel by executing the command I supply in my Windows Registry, but Chrome does not. Instead, Chrome performs a Google search. Can ...
0
votes
2answers
150 views

Explorer Preview Pane locking files

im looking into an annoying issue with the explorer preview pane. We are using Windows 8.1, server 08 R2 upstairs. To my understanding, when viewing a file with the preview pane it opens an instance ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Oracle installed new version and hosed my Java environment

Oracle installed a new version a day or two ago. Now I go to use it and I get: C:\JavaTools>java -version Error: opening registry key 'Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment' Error: could not ...
2
votes
0answers
36 views

How to convert Putty registry entry to known_hosts format?

Using Putty, I connected to a remote host. As this was a first time me doing so, as expected, ssh key was added. Google helped me find registry entry, but it is not in a known_hosts format. How can ...
-2
votes
1answer
24 views

Search Entire Registry

How can I search the entire registry for a string (or a key value, or whatever)? In regedit I am able to search specific 'folders' but not the entire registry. Is there a way to do this?
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Start C# application here from right click menu

I would like to be able to run an application from right-clicking on windows 7. I would like this to be similar to how you can "open a command prompt here" by shift-right-clicking in a folder. This ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Force update of the registry (keyboard button disabled/enabled - win8.1)

I'd like to ask you whether it is possible to force update modified registry settings. Honestly I'm trying to disable windows button when playing games and I don't want to waste the time by restarting ...
2
votes
0answers
159 views

Registry Key Controlling Start Button in Windows 8.1?

This is related to How to hide “Start” button in Windows 8.1?. I've got the useless, castrated, Microsoft provided start menu next to a 3rd party start menu. I'd like to remove Microsoft's useless, ...
0
votes
2answers
49 views

How to find what is bloating my windows registry

Recently, my msi installations begin to took too long. I researched the internet and found this; http://www.tachytelic.net/2012/03/extremely-long-delay-trying-to-install-msi-installer-packages/ The ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Unhide the administrator account

I hide my administrator account using regedit\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\DWORD (32bit) Value\ set the value to 0. But 'yes' ...
1
vote
1answer
120 views

Windows theme resets everytime computer is restarted after registry modification?

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

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 ...