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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Impossible to remove registry key

I have a very stubborn registry key which is impossible to delete or access: HKLM\Software\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\CurrentVersion. When I try to open it in regedit, it says "An error is ...
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Windows RegEdit: How to properly quote Cygwin commands in Registry “RunAs” entry?

I have a Windows machine with Cygwin/X installed and X11 server running. I want to open text files with Cygwin/X's GVim. I already have it set up, with the appropriate Registry entry at ...
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Visual Studio Community 2015: Error 1402.Could not open key

So I got the Error "Could not open key" When I manually track down the key and enable permission then run the installation again, it switches the key sub-folder and gives me the same error. Could ...
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Store custom text in windows registry is a good idea?

I made a Windows image (with sysprep), and probably I will do changes on it and rebuild it, so I will have some computers with and old version of my image and other with a newer version... I may need ...
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Setting time zones with Site based Group Policy

Setting up a Group policy to configure Time Zones based on Site location.
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Is it really possible to completely deactivate the desktop via the registry?

I've heard that there is the possibility to remove the taskbar and desktop (making both invisible) via a registry entry. As I didn't find anything there I'm wondering if this is true and if so which ...
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How to disable input panel or virtual keyboard using regedit?

Win CE or Mobile How to disable the virtual keyboard and only allow the use of normal keyboard, using regedit? I tried to modify the registry but it did not work as it seems the change is not ...
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accidentally deleted administrative account in registry [duplicate]

my password for unlock screen in wondows 10 wouldn't work so I used registry to delete my administrative user account accidentally. How do I use the builtin local admin account to fix it?
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Editing the Windows 7 registry without leaving a trace

Is there a way, at least locally, to edit the registry without leaving a history? I say "locally" because I'm not sure how this would also play out in a large company network. Are registry snapshots ...
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When calling a python program from a context menu, the program only opens if the right clicked file is in the same directory as the script

I have created a python script which is a simple IDE. When selecting "Edit with RavenIDE" in the context menu of a .py file, the program will open that file. Unfortunately, it only opens the file if ...
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Fix screen flicker in Windows 8.1

My notebook screen does not flickers in Linux (dual-boot alongside windows)-means my screen hardware is working. While Google-ing for this issue I found that it can be fixed by checking the box under ...
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Specified path does not exist when trying to run programs

I have a drive that appears to have gone bad, my D: where most of my programs, user data, etc, has been stored. I had modified my registry so that programs would install to D: by default. I've ...
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A Real Portable File Association [closed]

I know that this question been asked before, like in Portable file association for USB sticks? but it was long time ago, and not exactly what I need. I am looking for an app that you can run on a ...
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On windows 7, looking for Registry Key or non-gui command to Change “Use Default gateway on Remote network”

Does anyone know of the Registry Key that is used to turn on or off "Use Default gateway on Remote Network" ? I need to automate this change for many computers and want to avoid the GUI method of ...
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How to disable automatic sorting in Windows 10?

I want to be able to arrange files in the file explorer in a certain order. Is there a way to disable the automatic sorting feature for folders? It is possible to disable automatic sorting on the ...
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Where is the RunServicesOnce registry key

I have an application that updates software on the local machine. I need the software to be updated prior to user log on, and have read that running the application via the RunServicesOnce registry ...
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Is it possible to “transplant” parts of another machine for a program's use?

I want to test how a program generates a seemingly unique system-id by "feeding" it parts of another (virtual) machine. For example, say I have VMware #1 and VMware #2, both "physically" identical ...
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What is the Registry setting to enable protected mode in a specific zone

Okay, now to be clear, I am not talking about enabling or disabling protected mode in general across the board for IE. I am talking about doing so on a per security zone basis using only registry. In ...
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How to make Windows use always the latest CLR for .Net assemblies?

Days ago I saw a very useful registry value that instructs Windows to use always the last CLR version installed, this way the user does not need to have older versions of .NetFx installed in the ...
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Sleep and restart issue related to registry or BIOS

I have been looking all over the internet for about half a year now.. Before: 1. Installed many antivirus programs 2. sucked (AVG) so I uninstalled it 3. AVG gave me MacAfee AntiVirus while ...
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How can I disable keyboard shortcut Control+Shift+S in Skype for Business (formerly called Lync)

I noticed this person had a similar issue and was able to resolve it with a regedit key to disable a specific shortcut - Disable control+enter when typing a message in Lync. Does anyone happen to ...
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Windows 10 update won't install printer driver - Error 0x80240017

Recently I got a driver update for my HP printer delivered through the Windows 10 updater. It seems that the driver was successfully downloaded but cannot be properly installed, every time I try I'll ...
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About Group Policy: 'Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar'

Using Windows 10 (TH2 Update), I need to enable this policy: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar The problem is that I ...
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Restrict Access to the Microsoft Store

I am trying to disable the windows store locally our Windows 10 machines. In group policy I set Turn off the Store application to Enabled: I then rebooted the machine. When I tried to access the ...
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Is R portable when you do not to add registry keys during installation?

I'm not familiar with R, and its packaging system, so forgive me if this question seems uninformed. Judging from the help section in the R documentation it would seem that R is portable (R Help 2.6), ...
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How to uninstall an app in Windows when its uninstaller is missing?

I am trying to install a newer version of Lego Mindstorm, and it's trying to uninstall the older version and it fails. I tried to uninstall it manually and noticed it's not listed Under "Programs and ...
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What is the purpose of these REG_BINARY keys for Office add-ins?

While in the process of troubleshooting an Office add-in issue the other day, I noticed via procmon that Microsoft stores some binary registry keys for each add-in. For example, under ...
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Specify arguments when registering apps in Window Registry

I've gone through the Application Registration article from Microsoft about running apps through the Run (Win + R) command. Is it possible to include command line arguments when I'm registering apps ...
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In QuickBooks 2014, how to prepopulate MRU for all users?

i have tried editing the registry and QBWUSER.ini file, but with no luck. No matter what i have done to these two locations i have found filenames, when QBW 2014 is launched, the MRU does not change. ...
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Windows 10 icons are not displaying on the bottom row unless I move an icon to be the second from the bottom and then move one under that one

I ran a cmd file to change my registry for Windows 8 DPI scaling since Windows 10 scaling wasn't working, but it seems to have caused more problems than before, such as several crashes and the icon ...
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Windows 10 asks for password after profile name change

I have pretty strange problem. I have been using Windows 10 without any issue for some time and now I went for username change. I went to "netplwiz" and changed my username. I haven't added any ...
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Disabling write access for all USB devices except for specific device IDs?

I manage over 500 laptops that need USB write access disabled except to a specific USB drive my company provides. I know about adding the WriteProtect entry to the registry to prevent write access to ...
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How to know which program has modified the registry on Windows?

On Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, multiple entries are getting created for cost estimation of MSI. Under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall{ProductCode}, EstimatedSize ...
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Program automatically starts itself when it shouldn't under windows 7

Running windows 7 pro, I have a user (lets call him player) that is locked down and uses a custom shell script, that runs a couple programs on login and doesn't load explorer. I have another user ...
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Adding a registry key via batch file [duplicate]

could anyone tell me how exactly to do this via a batch file: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123303 The x86 version. Much appreciated.
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How to map a network drive through registry under HLM

Based on the following registry entry I would like to map ALL users to a network drive. What should be the syntax or correct location for \\<MACHINENAME>\<SHAREDFOLDER> ...
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Recovering fonts in win 8.1 using command prompt & powershell failed

In Windows 8 after restarting my fonts were messed up so I tried to recover my fonts using powershell but it gives me the error: object reference not set to an instance ... I was trying to remove ...
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“sEstimatedSize2” registry getting created in Uninstall\{ProductCode} hive

On Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, multiple entries are getting created for cost estimation of MSI. Under HKLM..\Uninstall\{ProductCode} EstimatedSize entry is created during MSI execution, ...
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How to batch change registry values

I recently moved a program's folder from one drive to another. Going through the registry and changing all instances of C:\MyProgram to D:\MyProgram worked perfectly. Now I want to do the same for ...
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How does Programs and Features List Programs?

I'm interesting in knowing what sources the Windows "Programs and Features" is influenced by. I've found that removing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* will ...
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Dictionary of Windows Registry Meanings [closed]

Is there a resource somewhere that details each MS key in the Windows registry, what it determines, what the valid values are and what those values mean? I've looked at the Registry Reference, but ...
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Windows Explorer: Context menu to a especific folder (background)

(This is not a duplicate - I have checked before asking) Both .reg commands add a custom item entry to a folder context menu: 1. Context menu to folders: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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How to remove the registry details of a Vimeo Downloader Premium from chrome? [closed]

Once I uninstalled Download Vimeo Videos, Premium and re-installed it again it is still showing license expired. How to resolve this issue? I have already gone through various links about how to ...
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Hiding a drive in Explorer

My computer (Windows 10 Home) has two GPT partitioned hard drives; an unencrypted C drive, and an encrypted Z drive that is mounted as an E drive via Veracrypt. Using this tutorial I tried to ...
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regedit - how to reset to (value not set)

Let's say the key is HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell, and i edit the value to empty Then how can this registry key reset back to (value not set) state ? I tried reg add HKCR\Folder\Shell /t ...
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How can I add a whole *.reg to the windows registry file using debian/ubuntu?

I can edit the windows 7 registry from a debian/ubuntu using chntpw. How can I add a whole *.reg file using debian/ubuntu? It is simply a double click in Windows but in unix?
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Default Audio device not changing to new hardware

When I plug in a new audio device (IE. Connect to a bluetooth speaker, plug in an HDMI cable, plug in a USB speaker) the default communication device changes to that device as expected, however the ...
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ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers Windows Delete/Rename OneDrive Keys

I'm currently dealing with ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers in Windows, where I'm trying to delete (or rename) some OneDrive keys in the registry. I'm using Windows 10 64-Bit, admin account. Since only a ...
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Possible registry fix for a “Not enough memory to run Microsoft excel” error

Background: The other day, on my Microsoft XP laptop, I started getting "Not enough memory to run Microsoft Office Excel. Please close other applications and try again." when trying to start Excel ...
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Which registry key is modified by Security Policy SeDebugPrivilege?

I'm trying to find the registry key(s) that are modified by the Security Policy "Debug Programs" - aka SeDebugPrivilege in Windows 8. I remember once seeing a web page that would identify each ...