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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Run as Administrator Registry

I made a program with a message box that writes to the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and it writes this: Value Name: Program Value Data: C:\Users\...
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Windows 10 Startup Managment [on hold]

Does anyone have any advice or experiance with managing Windows 10 Startup programs, services and processes? I have seen tutorials on how to mess with the registry to prevent programs from starting ...
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Drive Failed now applications saying its already installed

Recently one of my drives failed and all the application there are gone. I've tried to uninstall using windows but it says that the application doesn't exist. Now when I try to install any ...
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Problems with running Visual Studio as admin in Windows 10

I'm building a new Win10 computer for one of the developers at my company and he's a bit...finicky...about how he likes things set up. One thing that is an absolute must is that he has to be able to ...
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Resetting the default word for launching programs in Windows 7

A while back, I was trying to follow some fixes online for running exe files on the network and some of them involved making changes in the registry. Since then, the default word in the context menu ...
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Missing HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates--AuthRoot

I cannot find this HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates--AuthRoot in my Registry. Please help.
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How to command regedit to go to Google URL Via Chrome

I was having another problem, and tried a "solution" that not only didn't fix the problem - but created a new one. The original problem I solved (I can't remember what it was), and I can't remember ...
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Hide or Remove icons from Context Menu in Windows 10

I find a load of topics on how to remove or edit items from the context menu in Windows, but nothing on how to hide or remove icons from the context menu to make it tidier and more compact looking. ...
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How I can “Borrow” SAM hashes from Windows 10 computers without Kali Linux?

I'm in a bit of a blind spot here, and I think that my time may be running out to do this. Regedit is currently allowed to be used on my school computer, and I'm curious to see if I could steal the ...
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How to create a GPO registry item without automatically replacing variables?

I created a registry item in a GPO of REG_EXPAND_SZ type with value "%userprofile%\Shares". The problem is, when the GPO is aplied, the value is created with the data "C:\Users\Default\Shares". Is ...
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Default Homepage Overridden by Manufacturer Defaults

I've got a Lenovo Thinkpad that I'm trying to change the default homepage in IE in for all users. I've tried a number of things, but every time I create a new user the homepage is always the Lenovo ...
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How do I know where exactly my .reg will be installed in the registry?

I am going to install a .reg file and I want to know, where exactly in my registry will it be installed? Is there a way to find out the registry path? I want to locate the 20 character serial number ...
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Unable to change specific settings and registry values

Just fresh installed Windows 10 a few days ago and everything works fine, except for two things: The inability to set default apps, and the inability to remove the "- Shortcut" text from shortcuts. I ...
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Cached Logons Count - Registry

In the registry, I have a cached logons count of 10. Does this mean that I can logon 10 times without the Domain Controller?
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I messed with the registry need to change it back

I was trying to change permissions for administrator to remove google custom search (because it says it is enforced by administrator) in Windows 7. Now I want to change it all back to default, but my ...
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Block-unblock or create-uncreate reg keys prevent rewriting or accidental or deliberate deletion, using the command line

I have this method to block registry keys and prevent accidental or deliberate deletion or rewriting, either by a user or by malware example of keys: "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\cmd.exe" "...
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Block a registry key to prevent rewriting or deleting accidentally or intentionally using the command line

I see the post in superuser and i have a similar case, but with a small difference. I created a reg key. "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wscript.exe" ...
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Reading active/inactive status of Startup programs in registry

In the software I'm currently working on, we encountered a scenario where we need to tell if a software is listed as a Startup program or not. To tell if this program is enabled or not by the ...
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Register mailto protocol to custom program on Windows 10

I would like to register my program to handle the mailto protocol. I have seen these answers How to register custom program to handle mailto protocol on Windows Register Windows program with the ...
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Can I find license key for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 in my device?

I need to reinstall my Windows Embedded CE 6.0, but I don't have the licence key. My device just came as is. Can I find key somewhere in registry ?
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Meaning of the tilde in registry values for compatibility mode in Windows 8+

I've to support a legacy application, originally created for Windows NT 4 (32-bit), but still running fine under Windows 10 (64-bit), provided all of the compatibility settings are done. The problem ...
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How to append a registry key value that has spaces in it?

I found the following page (How do I modify the data of an existing registry key value name from cmd?) and it was extermely helpful, but I have a further question. My PATH has a value that includes "...
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Windows Shell Functions [migrated]

So I was following this tutorial: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh127427(v=vs.85).aspx when I cam across the sentence that casually says "Call the SHChangeNotify function"....
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Where do I find the Cerber executable and Registry entries?

A server I am administrating has been infected by a ransomware named Cerber. They demand a payment (as is the point of such viruses). As of now I have narrowed the infection source down and removed ...
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Restricting a program's access to the Windows registry

Is it possible to prevent a certain program from accessing the Windows registry? I know there are ACLs to lock out a user, but what about per-executable control?
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Disable Windows Key Windows 10

The header says most of it. I'm trying to find a way to disable the windows key either through GPO, local policy, or an edit in registry, but Google has been less than helpful.
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How to recover lost Microsoft Office 2013 Product Key after Windows 10 Reset PC

Although the Windows Lost Product Key question has been asked before, this is slightly different. I did 'Reset this PC' from Windows 10 Recovery without taking a backup of the system or files. All my ...
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Start Microsoft Edge maximized on first run

I'm developing an image for Windows 10 to deploy, and one of the requirements is that when Edge is started for the first time it should be maximized (not fullscreen, but maximized - the same result as ...
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Is there a way to open regedit to the current path in powershell?

I'm using the Set-Location commandlet to move into the desired path in the registry. Is it possible to run regedit to that it opens in that path? Sort of like if you go into cmd, cd to the path you ...
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Run application from “LocalAppData” on Windows Startup

I want to make an app, that is located on %localappdata% folder (in a subforlder of it), to run on Windows startup, when it is installed for the user. I am able to do that if I create a string value ...
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Execute multiple commands with file association

Is it possible to execute multiple commands from a file association only from windows registry ? (e.g. without a script) So far I have tried the following : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\my ...
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Group Policy Editor on Windows 8 32Bit

I have "Windows 8.1 Single Language with Bing" installed on a device. I need to Enable "Do not display the lock screen" in Group Policy Editor (Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > ...
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Windows 8.1 missing font registry and fonts not working on startup

After installing some terrible fonts, my Windows 8.1 laptop has been having the weird symbols on startup problem detailed here, and while I've copied the font files over from another computer, my ...
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Add Show/Hide hidden folders to Windows 7 context menu

Recently I've been bugged by the fact that it is so difficult to turn on "Show Hidden Files" in Windows as compared to other OS (ie. Ubuntu). I've been searching for a way to add an option to "Toggle ...
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How to remove FTDI's cached registry entries in Windows 7

I have an FTDI USB-to-comm-port device. I've noticed if I have to reprogram the device using FTProg that it doesn't properly reinstall the COM port driver/settings, if the device serial number stays ...
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Convert Secondary Harddrive to AHCI from IDE

Sorry if I'm covering ground that's already been discussed, but I'm struggling to find an answer to my specific problem. I've recently (finally) managed to coerce my computer into upgrading to ...
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Determine all autorun / run on login items with powershell

I am essentially trying to recreate the functionality of Sysinternal's "autoruns" tool. "Autoruns" indicates items that start on login, office addons; all sorts of goodies. Does the Sysinternals tool ...
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Modify registry without HID

I am working on a program that will not allow plugging in new USB HIDs but will allow devices like cameras, memory sticks etc. I have accomplished what I need with simple registry entries. Everything ...
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Change location of .gitconfig in Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2015 has Git integration, but it picks up a .gitconfig file used in my Cygwin install that has some problems (for one thing, it is a symlink, but even it if was a normal file it would ...
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Unable to create a “Full Registry Backup”

Revo Uninstaller (a software to delete other program's leftovers) is able to create a "system restore point" but not "full registry backup". How to check what's wrong and how to fix?
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Renaming volume created via “DOS Devices” registry key?

Following the instructions in this question, I have created two drives that point to folders on an existing drive. Everything works great. The only problem is that they all have the same volume ...
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How to change ctrl key to AltGR key by editing registry?

I'm changing the Caps key to Ctrl by using this registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] "ScancodeMap"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,...
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Why isn't this Windows registry command working?

So I'm trying to make a right click context menu option that will copy the path of a file in Windows 7. This is my registry stuff: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Copy path] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\...
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Powershell script to run a .reg file on remote computers

I have tried creating a batch file using PsExec to update registry settings on remote computers without success so I am now trying to use Powershell. I have compiled the following script by using ...
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Autohotkey + custom Latin layout + non-Latin layout

Problem in which neither VK virtual keys nor ScanCodes don't help. Custom Latin layout is default input system. When switching from custom Latin layout to non-Latin layout, in non-Latin mode ...
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Windows Registry placeholders %1, %L, %*, [duplicate]

I've noticed that in the registry some placeholders are used to replace text strings when calling OS sub-systems... %1 is easy to understand... My question is what %L means ? Are there more ...
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Windows Registry - SAM log, what identifies a failed log on attempt?

I am new to the registry, I am looking at a log and trying to determine when the last failed login attempt was for the Student user..how would I determine this? Thanks in advance! Sun Aug 2 19:44:...
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Microsoft Office 15 Applications display errors when attempting to preview in Windows Explorer

In Windows Explorer (WIN 7 Pro SP1, 64-bit), if I click on a file belonging to any of the 3 Office programs that Explorer will preview in the Preview pane, I get an error, and no preview is generated. ...
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Windows disable enhancedpowermanagement by default

I use many USB HID devices and since Windows 8, the Power Management disables them by default. I wrote a script to change that, but I don't want to have to run this script every time I add a device. ...
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Ask registry value status & use computer name as registry value

I have made a .reg file where I set certain registry values. but I need to have a printout of situation before and after. So how can I easily read out all reg values (within this regfile)? And is it ...