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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Why won't normal uninstalls remove values from the registry?

Expanding on How do I remove residual traces of uninstalled software from the registry? -- every time I uninstall a program and then later look it up via RegEdit it's still there! Why are the ...
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How would I add a RunOnce reg key on a remote machine to have a browser open a webpage

Context / Background / Info: I have local admin access (not domain admin) in a few computer labs that I manage and maintain. I have a script that I use (below) that will reboot computers and log in ...
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Adding messages to Win7 logon screen

I am following the tutorial here in order to change to logon screen, it's working so far. However I would like a little more functionality if possible. I am able to display a title by editing the ...
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Will it count as a new activation for Kaspersky if I clean system registry?

I have a Kapsersky PURE 3.0 license for 3 computers and 1 year. Now, PURE became Total Security Multi-Device, so I am using it instead of PURE. I already installed and activated it at two computers, ...
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Registry keys for CLSID info?

I don't know enough about registry keys to decide what is the best set of keys to use to gather info about CLSIDs special folder (name, icon and localized name). Taking the example of the "Computer" ...
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Adding a registry key in Windows 8.1 to enable downloading test drivers

I am trying to enable downloading test drivers on my Windows 8.1. The tutorial says that I should add the following key to the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Test Drivers - ...
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Context menu item like WinRAR, “Add to FILENAME”

I want to add a context-menu item like WinRAR added to files or folder's right click context menu by changing registry keys. In the picture, Add to "Screen Captures.rar" WinRAR gets that name ...
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Launching my application using windows RunOnce method

I'm running my application installer on Windows 7 startup followed by a system restart requested by the installer. Now for the approach I'm writing to RunOnce registry key so that my installer run ...
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Setting registry permissions with Powershell

I have a registry key that I need to take ownership of and then set a permission set on. I'm able to take ownership, but when setting the permission, it only applies to the very top level of the ...
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SubInACL using accent in usergroup name returns error 1337

I'm trying to reset my registry permissions to default because something modified it and causing some problems. But when I replace the "Administrators" usergroup name with the translated one which ...
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Term service will not start

I just reinstalled Windows 7 professional and the first and only thing I did was run these in the command prompt to enable remote desktop: reg add ...
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Windows xp audio terribly broken (need help)

So, it all started a month or more before when I had turned on my pc and didn't find the sound control in my taskbar. It always used to be there and fine. I tried to put it back there and I got this ...
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How to change Windows PE registry values from within Windows PE

I have a Windows PE (Win7) image which I can boot but the hostname is randomly set. I know I can change that behavior by setting the following registry keys: ...
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How I do to increase System PTE's on Windows 7 and have them extend over page file?

How I do to increase System PTE's on Windows 7 Professional, and how I do to get these to extend over the pagefile? Here is my problem: Currently, Im configuring computers at a internet café. To ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from 'thinking' my c:\ boot drive is a network drive

I've a very strange problem with my Windows 7 SP1 x64 installation. The system has a 256 GB SSD with two partitions, c:\ and d:\. When I create a new folder on c:\, say c:\test and copy, and launch ...
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Set my program files to a different drive, and then removed that drive. Can't install programs anymore

I set my program files directory to H:\Program Files\ via regedit at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion DWORDS: ProgramFilesDir, ProgramFilesDir (x86) Then, I removed the ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to CTRL on windows 7 with no admin rights and no third party applications

On my work PC, with no admin and a desire of not installing 3rd party stuff: How can i remap the Caps Lock key to function as CTRL? I'm aware of system wide registry hacks with this key: ...
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Server2012r2: Trusted sites greyed out in IE11

I have a problem with trusted sites definition in Win Server2012r2. I am not able to manually add any site since the "add" button is greyed out. My primary objective was to add particular web pages ...
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How can I edit local Group Policy settings using command line?

I'm attempting to throw together a script for work that allows BitLocker without a compatible TPM. The setting is "Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Bit Locker Drive ...
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Registry or command line - Set fixed position of pinned task bar item

I am installing Google Chrome in addition to Internet Explorer 11 on several Windows-7 machines. After the installation, I would like to have Google Chrome set to the same position (#2) in the task ...
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Regedit Don't open

I modified Registry key ProgramFilesDir to install more applications in External HDD but after reboot I can't open any application installed in my Pc , or any utilities of windows like Regedit / ...
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What does it mean to “Enable Windows to prioritise external manifests”?

Some applications don't scale up well on high resolution screens. One proposed solution to this on Windows (for example, for Adobe CS6 applciations) is to "Enable Windows to prioritise external ...
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How to change .max file associations?

I installed two 3DsMax in windows 8.1 First I installed 3DsMax 2014 after that 3DsMax 2009 Now .max file will be open with 3DsMax 2009 and I want change it to open with 3DsMax 2014 I changed Open ...
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What should the registry-value of a key be to execute as “Home”

I want to remap the Home-key on my keyboard so that both the Home- and Calc-key on my laptop's keyboard executes as Home - mostly because the Calc-key sits where the Home-key was on my previous ...
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Windows 7 Registry editor is not opening

I ran regedit.exe by Administrator, but nothing happens even no error message. "Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator" is not my case. I checked mpedit.msc and that option was ...
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Deleted wrong file in regedit - now PC won't start properly

HP PC, Windows 8.1 (updated from 8.0 through 'net): I got infected with malware, and tried to delete every instance of said programs in regedit. Must've deleted wrong file, b/c PC starts, but ...
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I want to keep track of registry changes in a windows based system [closed]

I have been searching and searching the internet on how to track changes made to the registry through program. I want to develop a solution in which I specifically need to track changes happened to ...
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Stop IE 11 from creating temporary internet files?

Question How do I -- preferably at a machine or registry level -- disable storing temporary internet files, either altogether or for a specific service account? Background We utilize software that ...
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Suppressing error in batch command if reg

If I run the following: @ECHO OFF FOR /F "tokens=2* delims= " %%A IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\SomeApp\Server" /v ServerName') DO SET ServerName=%%B ECHO Server: %ServerName% and the registry ...
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Windows 7 will not detect dual monitors when 2nd monitor is turned off [duplicate]

I have an issue with a client computer that I am kind of stuck with. They have a dual monitor set up with a projector as the 2nd monitor. When they turn on the computer while the projector is turned ...
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Retrieve/decrypt Windows 7 product key from Linux

I accidentally disconnected my hard drive while it was still running and corrupted my Windows 7 installation; I am now completely unable to boot into Windows. I have tried everything to try and repair ...
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Windows 7: fix .exe issue but cannot access regedit.exe

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, SP1, 64 bit. I tried to fix what I think is a corrupt regedit.exe file since almost all file associations do not work. Crucially, .exe won't work, and so I want to ...
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Delete entries of missing files in Programs and Features and Registry

I used to keep all my program files by installing them in a separate drive. Just about yesterday, I attempted to expand the drive but my computer turned off in the middle. All my Visual Studio, and ...
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Uninstall Lexmark s300 from XP

I had a Lexmark S300 Wireless printer. It has not worked for years!! I recently replaced it with a HP6830. The 6830 works fine, great printer, wireless. The only problem is it will not scan from ...
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Keyboard mouse trackpad disabled at windows 7 login

I'm unable to log into windows 7 account and here's how it happened: I tried to fix some sleep/wake-up problem by disabling wakeup option for all devices listed by the powercfg command. after couple ...
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Registry access denied

I edited ["HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"] and set the administrator permissions to "Deny". Now, when I try to open any file it gives me this message: ...
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How to add a program in safe mode start up registry using batch script?

We have a custom student computer activity monitoring software. I need a batch script to add this program in start up registry so no one can avoid by using safe mode. I want edit this registry ...
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I have 3 folders in IE favourites that I am unable to remove/delete. Help please

I have 3 folders in IE favourites that I am unable to remove or delete.I keep getting a message for each folder "This is no longer located in C:\Users\Bob\Favourites. Verify the item's location and ...
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Where in the registry does Windows store the file types that can be opened by a program? [duplicate]

After installing some programs, they appear in the "Set Your Default Programs" list. Selecting one of these and clicking on "Choose defaults for this Program" brings up a list of all extension and ...
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Modify “Open command window here” context menu call

I've recently started using cmder instead of Window's default cmd prompt and I'm really loving it. I'm at the point now where I want to replace all instances of cmd.exe being launched with cmder.exe ...
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Which part of the registry to save/restore over Windows re-install

Windows has become flaky again and it's time to reinstall. On C:, which the re-install with format, I have only Windows and a few programs, such as Google Chrome browser, which don't think I can be ...
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Program not launching from registry run key

I have a program which I install using an NSIS script. The final step in the installer is to write to the registry Run key and have the program run on startup. I've confirmed that under ...
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Fixing broken thumbnail previews

I'm not 100% this is the right place to post this, so please let me know if so. A while back I had to develop a custom thumbnail preview for a file format for a piece of software I was working on. I ...
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How do I disable windows 8.1 gestures via regedit? (details)

I've followed others instructions. For what I'd like to do, all I can find is the suggestion that updating the Synaptics driver will create the option in control panel>mouse>*. I was successful in ...
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How to open console2 (or any other exe) through the explorer location bar

Often I want to do something in CMD or Python with files in a particular folder so I open the folder, click on the location bar and type "cmd" or "python" (then hit Enter) and, respectively, CMD or ...
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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 ...