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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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' ...
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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 ...
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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 ...