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 to apply Windows 8 theme via batch file?

High contrast Windows 8 themes files are found at \Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\. I want to be able to switch between hcblack.theme and hcwhite.theme using a batch file. How does one apply ...
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Where in the registry can I found mounted devices?

I'm writing a python application on Windows 7 (64bit) where I need to start something after a new USB storage device has been mounted. In an older application I was polling on ...
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Registry key settings auto correct Word 2010 - part 2

Am looking for a registry fix which i can push out to our exam accounts in my school. So far everything worked great with what we have (spell check disabled, etc). The only thing left is a the issue ...
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New to scripting and need help running powershell script to deploy software. (powershell blocked execution)

The following script was written for me. My problem is that when our remote deployment system executes the script, Powershell on the local machine will not run the script. It has no problem running ...
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Which is the workaround for the “Failed to get data for 'ProxyEnable'” error

I have a program which is giving me the exception "Failed to get data for 'ProxyEnable'". How can I overcome this ?
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Windows 8.1 EditionIDs?

In Windows 8.1's registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion), there's a string (EditionID) that refers to the current version of Windows you're running. What are the ...
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Windows 8.1 Command Prompt can't show fonts listed in registry editor

I have a Windows 8.1 and I want to change the fonts of command prompt. I open the properties window, shown below Raster Fonts However, I can't find what I want. I open the registry editor to ...
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windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow

I have being doing some research on Google but I cannot find what is the windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow. I need to find it to do a global update for my citrix gold image.
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How to add a program in registry using batch file?

I want to add an .exe program to this registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell I tried this code @echo off reg add ...
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Add item to “New” context menu in Windows 8 for only one user without admin rights

I am trying to edit the registry on my windows 8 computer so that I can create a batch(.bat) file from the "new" menu. The only problem is I don't have admin rights. So I was doing some research and ...
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cpu idle state - power plan windows - high pitched noise

I have a Dell XPS 15 9530. One famous problem is the "coil whine" or "high pitched noise" issue. The noise only occurs when (a) the cpu is in IDLE, (b) battery is fully charged. This suggests that ...
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Screen (not Lock Screen) Timeout Stuck at 1 Minute

I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo T440p with Windows 8.1 Pro) and was having the following issue: the screen would lock (screen would go black and require a password to get back in) after 1 minute. ...
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Command line registry edit

I seem to have a problem with a reg command that I'm trying to add by cmd. Any ideas how I can fix this syntax error, since the command dosent seem wrong... reg add ...
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Recommended value for NoDriveTypeAutorun? [closed]

The AutoRun feature of Windows can be controlled through the Registry by tweaking these values: Current User: ...
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Registry settings for autocomplete “default” options in IE8

I use autocomplete paswords for many sites, but every time I need to change from default option "No" to "yes", because the default value of message: "Do you want IE to remember this password" is "NO" ...
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W8.1 won't boot “Your PC did not start correctly”, Startup Repair error : “root cause found: registry is corrupt”

My PC (Windows 8.1, dual booting with Windows 10 Dev Preview) won't boot, every time I try it just goes to Automatic Repair which always fails. Things I tried: Safe mode doesn't work (goes to ...
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Enable TLS 1.0 using registry

I am trying to enable TLS 1.0 in the client side computer .The client side computer is windows XP with IE 6 and server is windows server 2012 R2. In our server TLS 1.0 is enabled and SSL 3.0 and 2.0 ...
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registry edit remove pinch and zoom on surface pro 3

My daughter has CP and her hand enables the pinch zoom - is there a way to disable pinch zoom on the surface pro 3? I have contacted microsoft multiple times, they state you can disable touch ...
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Canon Registry Keys Remain after Uninstallation

I have a Canon printer but have found that with it installed I can't correctly install MySQL (there are threads about this problem). So I uninstalled the Canon files, reinstalled MySQL and found that ...
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Forcing Windows Store apps to install on a non-system disk in Win 8.1

I am trying to force Windows Store apps to install on a non-system disk E. I have modified the following registry setting in Windows 8.1 x64: ...
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Missing regedit folders

I don't use regedit much but almost every time i do, i run into issues with missing folders. I think i can simply make new ones and it will work but i was wondering what the issue is? To use a ...
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Reading a .reg file exported from an old install?

I formatted my computer (Win7->Win7 fresh install) a few months ago, and before I did so I exported the registry to a file (Along with the usual folders) just in case. Now I need to get at some ...
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IE11 - Registry key to enable menu bar and favorites bar to all users

I am upgrading Windows-7 Service Pack-1, 32-bit computers from Internet Explorer-8 to Internet Explorer-11. After the upgrade is complete, the Menu bar and Favorites bars do not show up when ...
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Windows 8.1 automatic repair loop - repair registry

In this question I asked if it's possible to enable system protection from the command prompt. There hasn't been any progress toward doing that, so I thought I'd ask specifically about repairing the ...
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Why don't .xml attachments in Outlook open in default program?

On Windows 7 and Outlook 2013, attachments saved as .xml seem to open in Internet Explorer regardless of what is set as the default program. In Control Panel, under Default Programs, I have .xml ...
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How to get rid of non-hidden WAN miniports in device manager

I found plenty of WAN miniports device in my device manager.like the screenshot. They should be hidden by default,now i just want to do two things i don't know why they show up now.I want to hide ...
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Fixing .lnk files in Windows 8

How can I fix .lnk file association in Windows 8? I can see how to do it for Windows 7 (How to reset shortcuts (.lnk file) in Windows 7?), but am not sure if the solution will be the same. I don't ...
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Cmd.exe default registry keys

My cmd.exe registry settings are messed up for font, size, etc. Could someone tell me the default values or give a link to .reg file that will restore these settings? I tried looking for this on the ...
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Change AppData path for specific Program

I need to change the path of AppData of specific programs. Example of these programs: MATLAB 2014a Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1
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Changing Windows 8 system font

On a typical English machine, changing the value of MS Shell Dlg and MS Shell Dlg 2 under FontSubstitutes will modify the font used on menus system wide. However, it doesn't seem to work on my ...
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Why doesn't WindowsUpdate Policy in Registry does exist for me?

I am running Windows 7, and I can't fix my Windows Updater. I heard that I have to reset this registry key for that to work: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate But it simply ...
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Possible malware modification of Windows registry entry

I found a strange entry in Windows registry on two of my PCs, and posted it as a question on Stack Overflow, here: ...
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Removing deep freeze enterprise

I have a second hand business computer that has deep freeze enterprise, and I do not know the password nor access to the OTP. I've looked around and have found instructions for the standard version, ...
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Remove Recent Places from Windows 7 Favorites using Batch or Registry?

How do you remove the Recent Places shortcut from the Favorites side bar in Windows 7 using a batch file or from the registry? For example, when running a batch file to configure, add, and remove ...
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How to change the label of USB flash drive that gets assigned to default drive letter (“F” in this case)

I have a USB flash drive (FAT32 format) with the label "DT100G3" If I assign the drive to the letters "G" or "J" the label shows on Windows Explorer. However, if I assign the letter "F" to it, the ...
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Local Profile To Domain Roaming Profile Desktop background black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...
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Windows 8.1 Single Language: Access is denied (hosts file and registry)

Just switched from windows 7 to 8.1 (New machine scanned for viruses, Antivirus temporary disabled) and discovered that windows doesn't allow access to large amount of its files that were easily ...
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environment variable in registry on windows 7 x64

Im playing around with this guide for creating a default profile on Win7 and can't seem to get it working correcting: ...
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Missing registry keys (Jet 4.0)

After having some issues with OLE DB provider I am following this article the try and resolve the issue. I am ensure the following point is addressed: The Access database is secured and the ...
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Monitor signal turns off for several seconds after Windows 7 start-up screen?

Background: I have been having some problems with my Windows registry today. It looked like antivirus had corrupted my licensing data. When I booted in to windows I would receive a message about: ...
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Changing Visual Effects settings through command line

Is there a way to change/modify the Visual Effects settings via command line? For example, I want to control (enabling and disabling) on Animate windows while minimizing and maximizing option from ...
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What do these cryptic strings really mean in registry associations?

Looking at my HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12\shell\Open\command\command value (Word 2010 'Open' shell association) I see this sort of nonsense: ...
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Using cmd to edit reg keys?

I need to edit 2 registry keys in Windows 8.1 but make it in a way to be able to use them in a batch file to be able to use them on more than 1 PC. In the batch file I will have more reg key's that ...
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Hang when launching digitally signed executable

We have a weird problem on 2 PCs with running a digitally signed 120 Mb executable. If user launches a digitally signed .exe - then the launching host (e.g. Explorer or cmd.exe) will enter infinite ...
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Enable query builder in outlook 2010 when administrator has disabled registry editor

is there a workaround to Enable query builder in outlook 2010 when administrator has disabled registry editor? I want to include an OR operator to search for "high value" in the body of email message ...
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Add “Open with” to the Context Menu for a particular file, like .js, in windows

I want to add a context menu option only for .js files, so that I can open them with a software (like atom.exe, or node.exe) Similar to this: ...
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Set screensaver lock delay from registry or command line [duplicate]

I have a few Windows 7 machines in my network, and I don't have GPO or an AD. I do however have a tool that can push commands or registry changes. Is there a command string or a registry tweak that I ...
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How do I hide a file or folder by deactivating all show and hide checkboxs in window 7 & 8

I'm trying to hiding one file or folder by deactivate all show and hide checkboxs in Windows 7 & 8. I know about changing the value of checkedvalue data to 0 in the following registry address to ...
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reg export excluding specific by name

i must export a set of registry keys only if the keyname not include a specific word ex: reg export "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Standard TCP/IP Port\Ports" if the name of ...
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Identify user profile loaded into HKCU from remote command prompt

I need to modify a setting in the currently logged-on user's HKCU branch of the Registry on a remote Windows 7 Pro PC. I cannot connect using the Remote Registry functionality in regedit.exe but I do ...