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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Chrome Incognito Mode not blocked despite modifying registry

Following the instructions here and elsewhere, I've been trying to disable Incognito mode to no avail. I've modified the registry for Windows 8.1 Pro x64 as seen as below and despite that, when I ...
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Showing context menu option if extension is not .aent

I have made an application that can basically encrypt anything, I have added a registry entry in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/*/shell/ so that it's shown whenever one right clicks a file. but I don't want to ...
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Unable to uninstall or remove adware “Browser Shop” from browser

few days ago i opted for auto-installation of some software and i believe this adware was installed along with it. I uninstalled the software and did removed this adware extension from chrome, also ...
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What would cause a Windows user account to report having been created at a later date than it was last logged into?

Based on my parsing of registry keys, this Windows user account was created after it was last logged into. Obviously this is inaccurate, but what might cause this?
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Export Outlook 2010 account when there is more than one

I have two Outlook 2010 profiles on my Win 7 desktop. I travel extensively for long periods. I successfully exported my work profile so I could access it on my laptop when I travel using the great ...
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How do I completely remove Wondershare Allmytube from Windows [using Farbar Recovery Scan Tool]?

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 So I made a mistake and ran a dubious executable program downloaded from the internet. I was making a dvd and I didn't know how to download videos from funnyordie.com, so I ...
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lanmanserver\Shares registry keys has many entries but no share exits really

I am using registry keys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Shares to get share names in my one of the coding. But i found some PC where I found some registry key ...
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Fix .lnk file association WITHOUT admin/registry access

I managed to recreate the problems detailed here and here. I tried to use Notepad to open a .lnk file. Now all shorcuts appear as .lnk files, and open in Notepad. This isn't an uncommon problem and ...
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Windows 8.1 Selection Box

OS: Windows 8.1 Okay, you know how when you click and drag your cursor across the desktop and a blue bordered box appears? Well my problem... I guess isn't that big, but I'd like to fix it. My ...
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New windows looses focus

If I have a few open Windows open on task bar and then ask for Notepad to open all that happens is that the notepad flashes for a fraction of a second and closes. Notepad is now at bottom of stack ...
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where the Windows 7 store Network Adapter settings?

where the Windows 7 store Network Adapter settings? (when changing) In the Registry or in the nvram? Is it harmful for the filesystem or the Network Adapter to perform a frequent changing/resetting of ...
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I have an unbootable Windows XP install. I can open the registry (offline). How do I figure out what folders were shared on the network?

I have an Acronis disk image of a PC that had Windows XP Pro on it. The hard drive is dying and the Acronis image is incomplete (some missing sectors, blah blah). I did my best to get the computer to ...
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Changing ALL System Fonts in Windows 7

I had a quick question about altering fonts in Windows 7 I was hoping someone could give me a hand with. I have a touch of OCD when it comes to consistency and am having trouble changing the system ...
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How to set folder view in explorer for all folders via registry

I was going through a tutorial where I learned how to set the folder view of all the five folder templates on Windows 8 - General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos. The tutorial is fairly ...
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Edited registry keys keep reverting back to their original values

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 I'm making the following changes so the program names in question are more user friendly in the 'open with' and 'programs' lists: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local ...
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Disable touchpad over mouse button areas

Is there a reg hack (or anything, except post-it notes) to disable the touchpad where the mouse buttons are? The pointer is moving around whenever I try to click on a mouse button. (Shouldn't too be ...
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What can I delete in registry Editor - need to remove PCUPGRADENOW

I want to delete the non essential registries in : Software - Microsoft - Windows - Current Version - Run. The reason is I get a pop up from PCUPGRADENOW (I think a virus)and I have followed all the ...
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can you control services and programs that start up in OS X?

Went from windows to OS X. Need to find a program that will let me edit what programs and services start up when I boot OS X. In windows there are many ways that I know of. service manager in ...
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How to find what a CMD written in my registry/PC?

I am using Windows 8 and recently I installed a little trial program to help me out in a game. The thing is that at start up, the program uses a CMD box to write some stuff in my registry (I suppose) ...
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How to completely remove leftovers of uninstalled software

I installed a piece of software a long time ago and have kept it up to date. Unfortunately, some of the features have recently been lost after an update. I attempted to uninstall it from my system ...
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How to move a software with user key to another computer?

I have a software in Computer A. When it was first installed, I need to input a UserKey and use it. After the first time the UserKey was entered, I do not have to enter any Key again when using it. ...
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Teamviewer 9 not allowing me to import options from a .reg file

I am running a custom branded version of teamviewer 9 and have a saved .reg file of my preferences. When I go into advanced options and click 'Import' the button flashes but does not bring up a ...
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What is the purpose of the Start Page Redirect Cache registry value?

Under the HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main registry key there are a couple of values that I am curious about their intended use. I was looking into setting the default IE home page and ...
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scanstate fails at reading a registry entry from the offline image

My win 8 got boot loop and when I want to "Refresh" it, mandates logging in but doesn't show any of the user profiles! I'm trying to migrate some EFS certificates from it using USMT(Yes, I know I ...
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Is it possible to change the screen resolution through the registry in windows 8.1?

I was looking at writing a script to automate the process of changing the screen resolution and DPI scaling when it is required (i.e. using a program that does not scale) I managed to obtain the ...
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Is it possible to run a script on Windows boot as admin by adding it into a “Current Version\Run” registry key of the user “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM”?

This is the Windows registry autorun key for my current (administrator group) user: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and this one is for the "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" ...
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What is the path for the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM registry hive?

If I open the registry with the SYSTEM account in Windows by using the PSExec tool from SysInternals: psexec -i -s regedit and I change an entry, for example, here: ...
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How do I start cmd.exe from a UNC path (to map a network drive)?

While cmd.exe can work with UNC paths by using PUSHD \\UNC\Path, I'm attempting to start cmd or a similar command FROM a UNC path. Here's why: I'm adding a "Map Network Drive Here" to my suite of ...
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Chrome does not honor custom URI scheme (Windows Registry)

On my machine, the browsers FF and IE accept a custom URI scheme tel by executing the command I supply in my Windows Registry, but Chrome does not. Instead, Chrome performs a Google search. Can ...
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Explorer Preview Pane locking files

im looking into an annoying issue with the explorer preview pane. We are using Windows 8.1, server 08 R2 upstairs. To my understanding, when viewing a file with the preview pane it opens an instance ...
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Oracle installed new version and hosed my Java environment

Oracle installed a new version a day or two ago. Now I go to use it and I get: C:\JavaTools>java -version Error: opening registry key 'Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment' Error: could not ...
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How to convert Putty registry entry to known_hosts format?

Using Putty, I connected to a remote host. As this was a first time me doing so, as expected, ssh key was added. Google helped me find registry entry, but it is not in a known_hosts format. How can ...
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Search Entire Registry

How can I search the entire registry for a string (or a key value, or whatever)? In regedit I am able to search specific 'folders' but not the entire registry. Is there a way to do this?
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Start C# application here from right click menu

I would like to be able to run an application from right-clicking on windows 7. I would like this to be similar to how you can "open a command prompt here" by shift-right-clicking in a folder. This ...
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Force update of the registry (keyboard button disabled/enabled - win8.1)

I'd like to ask you whether it is possible to force update modified registry settings. Honestly I'm trying to disable windows button when playing games and I don't want to waste the time by restarting ...
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Registry Key Controlling Start Button in Windows 8.1?

This is related to How to hide “Start” button in Windows 8.1?. I've got the useless, castrated, Microsoft provided start menu next to a 3rd party start menu. I'd like to remove Microsoft's useless, ...
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How to find what is bloating my windows registry

Recently, my msi installations begin to took too long. I researched the internet and found this; http://www.tachytelic.net/2012/03/extremely-long-delay-trying-to-install-msi-installer-packages/ The ...
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Unhide the administrator account

I hide my administrator account using regedit\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\DWORD (32bit) Value\ set the value to 0. But 'yes' ...
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Windows theme resets everytime computer is restarted after registry modification?

I had gotten bored one day and changed the colors/fonts of the command prompt, then finally i wanted to, undo this and change the color/font scheme of the windows command prompt cmd.exe back to the ...
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Modifying the System Path variable from cmd

I am trying to modify my system Path value. I need this as I am doing an upgrade of the S/W and the users need to have access to the old and new system. I provide them with a toggle button which will ...
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Difference between Local Policy and Registry Key

I would like to understand the difference between this registry key, MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\MaximumPasswordAge=4,30 and the local computer policy settings via ...
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Run a Script before shutdown or reboot windows 7

I need a registry entry to a run once script at shutdown or reboot. I needs cleanup sensitive data after an installation. So even if the installation failed or got interrupted, i may not leave data ...
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Windows 7 User profiles not functioning after SSD > HDD move

Windows 7 x64 Home P. OEM I decided to move my Users and ProgramData folders onto my secondary disk to save SSD space. I booted into "repair" mode on the windows DVD. Both drives are NTFS. The drives ...
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How to make SmartBoard floating tools dock on the right?

I work in IT for a university. We're creating new system builds for the new school year, and some computers are connected to SmartBoards. We want the floating tools to stay docked on the right hand ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade to different language using registry

I have a Windows 8 Enterprise Demo in German right now and already set up everything over 3 months. Now I bought the Windows 8 Pro version in English and followed the steps on this page so I can keep ...
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export reg_sz key registry in hex format

I need to export a registry key of type REG_SZ using hex format because it contains some non printable values (00 and 0a). So when I export it as .reg using regedit I can't get a correct file. Is ...
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How to hide more than one drive using regedit

Normally we can hide drives using regedit. But its possible to hide only one drive when i tried to hide another drive an error showing that the registry key name is already exist. if there any ways to ...
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Is it possible to give the full path to an executable in “Image Execution Options\*\Debugger”?

Image Execution Options (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options) with a key named after the executable and a string (REG_SZ) value is known to be ...
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Enable registry editing (windows 7)

When logged on as a User and trying to edit the registry settings (executing a .reg file) i get the message "Registry editing disabled by your administrator". I know that this could be changed from ...
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Windows takes more time than usual to know that an executable file has been closed or is not used

Okey my fault, only my fault. Trying to speed up an old laptop, I searched for registry tweaks and perform many of them on this computer. Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bits. I found some of this tweaks ...