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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Visual Studio overwrites settings

A chkdsk snafu rendered my computer unbootable, so IT gave me a new one. Now I have to reinstall and reconfigure everything to my liking and Visual Studio 2012 gives me grief. I managed to lift most ...
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Checking if a key is present on the windows registry through batch file

I work as IT Support for public service. Some of the jobs we have to do on a regular basis is to install some software developed by our own developers. We usually do it as procedures, in which in ...
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Trouble deleting registry using CMD

I am trying to delete following registry via CMD but getting "ACCESS DENIED" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Pastel The above registry cannot be deleted manually as it gives error ...
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Settings for Mintel getting remove from registry

So a bit of background, we have a Minitel system used by costumers to view info on our network, they connect via a VTX plug installed on there PC. Every now and then the setting for the VTX plug ...
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Disable some Win+X hotkeys for Explorer from RegEdit under Windows 8.1

How to disable some of Win+X keys that are registered to Explorer so that they could be used by other software (e.g. disabling Win+I and Win+P and then mapping these keys from within Search Everything ...
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MS Office COM add-in registry location

I have some COM add-ins in Outlook/Word that I'm trying to manually configure in registry, but I am unable to locate the corresponding entries. According to ...
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windows ProductPolicy key enum/constants

i'm reading windows internals and found the productoptions/productpolicy key, i know it is a switch in tokens.dat but don't know how to decrypt it or if there is a decrypted version of it also did ...
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Script to enable autologon for users on a domain won't work unless I run it twice

So I'm having an issue with a script that enables autologon domain users. For some reason I have to run it twice for the option to be enabled on the computer. The Script: @echo off REM Set variables ...
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How can we stop Windows 10 from adding the word “shortcut”?

To prevent Windows from adding the word "shortcut" to shortcut names, I've always set the Link value to 00 00 00 00 in the following registry key: ...
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Windows file associations [duplicate]

I'm currently creating a .vbs script which is used to change the default program for a specific file extension however I'm not fully certain as to what registry keys/values I need to change. Doing a ...
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How to receive a parameter in a batch file

I have asked a question, Use an environment variable to point to an "Open With" program, which received a fantastic answer. To add myapp.exe, residing in %MYAPPSDIR%, to the Open With ...
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Use an environment variable to point to an “Open With” program

I have Windows Vista, but I guess this pertains to other versions as well. I want to set a program to be used in the Open With context menu. Now I want that the path to the .exe contain an environment ...
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Regedit.exe import fails to pick up “text” field

I am migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. I use database software (Aginity Workbench), which allows a user to save common queries called "Code Snippets". These snippets are stored in the registry: ...
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Looking for a simple way to forbid specific software from writing to the registry

I am working at a company with an admin account, which means my account has full access to the system and registry. I love to run portable software with my usb drive but some of the software is ...
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Getting Files to “Open With” Chrome Canary Rather Than Main Google Chrome Instance

I have Google Chrome installed, which is my main browser. I also have Chrome Canary installed, which is my browser instance for work related development. I have disabled the Flash plugin in Google ...
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After crash, Windows7 does not want run any *.exe. It claims that it cannot find them

It only runs self-starting programs. The registry seems messed up. It does not run any *.exe program, not even regedit from the command screen. It says it is not there even when I am in its directory: ...
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Remove some menu options from context menu [duplicate]

I know there is a general answer to this question here, but my question is a little more specific, how to remove the "Turn on Bitlocker.. " entry from it(when I right click on a partition), sometimes ...
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Batch check for *.reg but only if = 1 file

I am looking to basically check if a batch file is present by wildcard *.reg, but I would like it to error if there is more than 1 .reg file. This is the code I have been trying to use, but my batch ...
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What is User Profile Service Error 1530?

I have a Windows 7 laptop which is connected to the domain. The laptop is located in our regional office in Africa (we are in the UK). However, a few domain users in Africa are complaining that they ...
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How can I use a batch file to create multiple registry backups in the same folder? [closed]

I have a batch file in the Startup folder that creates a backup of the Windows registry using regedit. The problem is that it overwrites the older .REG file every time the computer restarts. Here's ...
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Disable all power options from the Start menu

I'm working on an application that resembles a kiosk. After the application starts, it creates a new desktop and using a key combo I can move back and forth between desktops. This newly created ...
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How do I start the taskbar after changing the “shell” registry key that runs at login

So, I have made a version of windows that looks like it isn't running windows (no logos or common windows tropes), so that it looks like it is only the software I choose that is running, sort of like ...
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Adding custom right click menu for specific extention for win7pro64 doesn't work

I have the a little problem developing right click context menu for ".prt" files. I did everything according to the recommendations, and I got a very strange result - the menu doesn't appear. If I ...
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Remove “has stopped working” message windows 8

I want to be able to remove the "has stopped working" message that comes up when a program crashes because I am trying to write a script that automatically opens the program back up if it does crash. ...
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User Profile Service (Error 1501) Cannot create temporary directory

I believe the problem stems from this issue in my event viewer: Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service Date: 5/30/2015 3:19:04 PM Event ID: ...
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Broken Directory Icon Overlay Image

How would I go about tracking down the cause of (what looks like) a broken directory icon overlay? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about I've had a look at the ...
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Denying an application rights to write to the Windows Registry

In Windows 7 or later, is there a way to deny a program rights to write anywhere in the registry? Please specify to which version of Windows your answer applies.
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Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 [duplicate]

On my Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100, the keyboard is not working. No matter what I press nothing responds. The touch screen is still working, and everything seems to be working properly, but I have ...
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Custom Right-click Context Menu verb / contextMenuHandler in Windows 8 Registry no longer works for AutoCAD .dwg file

I am currently having a problem when it comes to adding a right click context menu verb whenever the user right clicks on a ".dwg" file in Windows 8. I do not spend a lot of time in the registry and I ...
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Disabling the Win+C hotkey for the Charms Bar in Win 8 [duplicate]

I am trying to turn off the hotkey for the Charms Bar (Win+C) in Windows 8. Is there a registry entry to do this or some other way? I want to be able to use that hotkey for something else. Any ideas? ...
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ShellNew Icon for “.” File Type

I have successfully created a ShellNew command so that I can create a new blank file with no file extension. The reg file looks like this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.] ...
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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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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 ...