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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Restrict device installation using Registry Editor against BadUSB

In order to take some measures against BadUSB exploit, I want to restrict USB device installations on Windows 8, as suggested here. However, gpedit.msc to reach Local Group Policy Editor is not ...
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Windows 10 Home how to apply system settings to DEFAULT user

OS: Windows 10 Home << Situation: Setting up multiple notebooks for multiple users. Done: Install and configure one system as a master image. Configured system settings as administrator. ...
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Which registry keys are impacted with Xerox Printer driver installation?

I am implementing a driver deployment with Samba. Every possible model of printer found an easy solution, except for Xerox Workcenter. After browsing the Internet, I found that Xerox printer ...
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Amending a custom context menu command for moving files to a custom Dropbox folder

How do I change this context menu command to open a single explorer window even if multiple files have been selected? The code below effectively moves the files selected to a custom folder in ...
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Software thinks it is already installed, but isnt?

I have a game which I would like to install but whenever I insert the CD/mount the image, when the menu pops up it shows "Play" rather than "Install". The Control Panel does not show the software ...
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File system error :windows 10 task manager

Recently i updated windows 10 build and once the update have been applied myself getting weird error : As per the microsoft forum answer ,registry edit should fix the issue but while accessing ...
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Windows 10 upgrade deletes our COM classes

At work, we support a COM service that's installed on windows 7 and 8 computers. COM services, as you may know, use the registry to identify themselves and advertise there classes to their ...
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Open applications on startup without explorer.exe running

I have set Steam's Big Picture as my default shell and I would like to start up a program automatically, SCP Server (DS4 Tool). I have changed the shell using RegEdit and have added a string value ...
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Run Command Prompt as Administrator by Default on Windows 10

So after the recent upgrade to Windows 10, the good ol' AppCompatFlags method no longer works. Which is something like this - Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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What is the difference between regedit and gpedit.msc?

From my limited knowledge, it seems that gpedit.msc and regedit accomplish the same goal for me. What exactly are the differences? Which is more powerful? Which is more dangerous to play with?
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How to backup Windows Explorer folders settings and set them via registry

I'm customizing my system image and I want to add via registry some folder settings. For example I want to group and sort files and folders by type. Where is the registry key?
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turn off messages for Security and Maintenance (Action Center) items in windows 10

turn off messages for Security and Maintenance (Action Center) items in windows 10 ? i found \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Security and Maintenance\ChecksRegistry key of that. anybody ...
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Is there a Registry key that indicates if a user is an admin or not?

As the title says I'd like to give or take away admin rights by changing a Registry key. Is this possible?
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Could you use Process Monitor to move a program to a different computer?

Let's suppose you had two computers, both with the same instruction set and Windows version. Is it possible (okay, anything might be possible, but is it feasible) to use procmon to monitor every file ...
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Is registry cleaning effective? [duplicate]

Most so called experts would say online that registry cleaning speeds up your computer. I just found a handful opinions that say otherwise i.e. Howtogeek article Also there are some indirect answers ...
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Profile name changed on Windows 8.1, mess with folders

I bought a new computer few days ago, with Windows 8.1 as OS. After years using Linux distros, I had to create a user profile. So I signed up with an old Hotmail profile and the profile created was ...
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Edit contextmenu in other applications

Currently I am playing around with ContextMenu's inside Windows. Now I want to add a contextmenu entry to every right click menu, even outside the Windows Explorer. So applications like Chrome, ...
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Reset Batch File Open Command for Windows 10

Awhile ago I attempted to change the default editor program for batch files to Notepad++ but instead set the default way to open it. I've attempted: ...
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Windows 10 Default Browser as Chrome Does Not Work After Chrome Class Registry Fix

Launching Chrome as default browser for links in Windows 10 doesn't work. Setting any browser as default, including Edge and Internet Explorer, works. This may be a side effect from the fact that ...
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Visual Basic 6 Cannot Find DAO350 DLL

I have a Visual Basic 6 .project file that is being built with MSBuild. MSBuild is using VB6.exe to do this, and finds the executable fine. However, the VB6 executable itself cannot find the ...
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firefox issue, proxysettingsperuser stucked in 0. malware?

I'm having this issue with my Windows 7 installation since a while ago, maybe it's because of a virus, I don't know for sure. The thing is, that the value of the registry key proxysettingsperuser is ...
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Default Registry Values for WindowMetrics in Windows 10

I followed the guide here to change the window padding in Windows 10, but forgot to create a backup of those registry keys, and now want to revert the change. Is there a way to see the default, preset ...
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Restore .psd thumbnails in Windows 10 by removing default file association in registry

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10, I noticed that .psd Photoshop files started having thumbnails again, something I've not seen since CS2. Once I tried to open a .psd, it asked me which app I'd ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu becomes unresponsive with a prompt

When using the program on its own, I have no issues. Once I have a prompt to enter data pops up I can still open things on my desktop or any application I have pinned. Only the Start menu itself, ...
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How to get permissions to modify registry keys in System\DriverDatabase\DriverPackages

It says I don't have permission to modify these keys. I typed sudo but it just made fun of me. Anyone know how I can get back at it?
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Using external monitor in laptop but OS to see it as built-in

Is there any way to modify the registry to enable an external monitor but the OS still thinks is the built-in? I want to use a larger monitor to watch the optimum application I have in my laptop ...
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BSOD: Error code:0x0000007B

Recently I received a "Blue Screen of Death".The error message I recieved was "A problem was detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.Error code:0x0000007B" Steps ...
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Windows 8.1 this Registry entry is missing [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]

I've been struggling with setting the default application to open certain files for the past 3 days, i tried everything i could, i even updated my windows 8.1 which is something i rarely done (had ...
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Minwidth for windows 10

on Windows 7/8 it was possible to 'never combine, hide labels' with the minwidth registry hack. However on Windows 10 this no longer works. This is the sole issue preventing me from using Win10 on ...
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How to get Windows Explorer back after multiple change of file manager?

A few months ago I shifted from Windows Explorer to Explorer++ and then Cubic Explorer. This messed up my registry, and I cant get Windows Explorer back now. It works if I run from Start Menu but not ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't save some settings (default app, folder and icon size, etc..)

this start happening 3 days ago, every time i try to open a file that is not "recognized by windows by default", for example, a torrent file, a .java script, an iso image, etc... Every time i do that ...
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Change Selected Item Color Windows 10

With the registry I was able to change the color of my Drag Highlight (see below Image). Is there a way to similarly change the color of the highlighted item from the obnoxious blue?
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Windows 10 update Error code 80070002

I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10. Since I don't get my notification and don't see any updates on Windows Update I'm trying to force the upgrade. I read on reddit that you can ...
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The windows registry was not in the expected state. Please run the Illustrator installer

I've searched through the internet in order to solve this problem in adobe illustrator CS3 unfortunately I am still encountering it. I've already Restarted my computer Reinstalled the application ...
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Is it possible to change the color of the aero spinner

I was playing around with Windows 7 X4 edition on a virtual machine and I noticed something very interesting which I really want. The aero loading wheel was dark blue instead of teal, and that looked ...
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what registry to change to force app to run in second monitor?

I have two monitors and I want to make sure that some applications (I did not make myself) will run in second monitor, what registry key should I change for that ? Thanks
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Synaptics touchpad disable tap and doubletap on Windows 10 through Registry?

Upgraded Windows-7 to Windows-10, previous windows had ALPS driver package but now WinUpdate push Synaptics driver (v19.0.13.0). Unfortunately it does not bring wizard panel to set ...
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Why is Powershell able to change registry values regardless of registry permissions?

Using Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Through Regedit I removed permissions from Administrators and even System for the key HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings. I was under the ...
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Odd Appearances in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\

I am familiar with HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ and aware of how it works. What I am unable to understand is how some items arrived here. Was wondering if someone knew of an anterior method or how in the world ...
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How to edit a registry key for every profile, without knowing their name?

I want to change the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WcmSvc\wifinetworkmanager\features\S-1-5-21-192855608-1092268202-2311440418-1001\FeatureStates in Batch. However, ...
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Find out when is the last time a Google Chrome opened/used by the user?

I was wondering if there is a way to find out when is the last time user opened or used their Google Chrome browser remotely (i.e. via PowerShell or registry key.) I know that ...
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Win10 - Volume Mixer - change link in traybar

i bring back the old volume mixer with the following registry entry on win10: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC] "EnableMtcUvc"=dword:00000000 i want to ...
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Unable to Clean Old Registry Errors

Good day Problem Solvers, I kindly ask for a solution to help me remove entries left by a previous OS from registry. I recently upgraded my OS from Win 8.1 to 10 but when I scan my registry with ...
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What is the Default Browser of Client's computer in windows?

Is there a way to find what is the default browser on a client's windows machine? Is there a registry key or some other property that can help to find what is their default browser?
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Modify right click context menu with copy filename or copy full file path

I'm wanting to modify the right click context menu for windows explorer. I need to select a number of files and right click on them and copy the file path. Ideally I would also like the option of ...
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Windows 7 Pro 64Bit… now thinks it's a 16Bit OS? I can't “repair” Windows or MS Office suite?

Question : What software tools can repair Windows 7 Pro 64Bit, when it has been damaged (ie. it thinks it is a 16Bit OS and won't repair from Win7 install disk). NOTE : When trying to avoid a ...
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Change wallpaper with registry without logging off?

I have created an application that will change the Windows Registry as below: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "Wallpaper"="C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Sample Pictures\wallpaper.jpg" ...
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Does the Windows registry hold details of the processor's capabilities?

I have a strange situation which I hope someone can shed light on. I have an old HP laptop NC6320 with a triple boot running Windows XP, 7 and Linux Mint. It's an Intel Core 2 T5600 which supports ...
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MS Paint running in task manager but not displaying on screen nor visible in task bar Win 7 32bit

MS Paint (mspaint.exe) no longer displays on screen when I click on the shortcut in the start up menu or open the program by any other method. If I look in the task manage I will see and instance of ...
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What are the benefits of the registry in Windows?

Windows relies a lot on registry to store small pieces of information such as the IP address of the machine. Unix, and so Linux and OS-X, store everything in ordinary files. When it comes to ...