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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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 ...
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Disabling RegBack

In Windows 7, I find a folder C:\windows\System32\config\RegBack wherein registry files are being created during boot-up. Few queries regarding the same: What are entries in RegBack folder used ...
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How to bring back folder privileges, that I revoked in registry with regedit?

I revoked read and write privileges for my user (but not for admin) in my registry for a folder. I tried to open the folder and it said, that I don't have these priveleges. Ерут I opened regedit.exe ...
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How to edit all the different context menu entries of the Explorer?

I'd like to write a script to simplify editing the context menus of the Windows Explorer. But there seem to be A LOT of different ways to implement context menu entries and non of the sites that I ...
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Automatically run executable files with third party program/script in Windows

It is possible to launch an exe file using a third party program through the context menu. My problem is that an exe file might be triggered by a script or by another application on which I don't ...
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Log in screen not showing how many unread email. Winxp, MS Outlook 7

I want to know how many unread email message I have when I log in(i.e when my system gets boots up). But that feature is not ON? In my registry -----------> unread mail, when I click on my email id, ...
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Cannot view hidden files and unable to edit a registry key: Error writing value's new content

I am unable to select either of the two options for Hidden Files and Folders in Folder Options settings in Windows 7. After I select and apply it reverts back to the no selection state(refer picture ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise - How to remove “Maintenance Folder” and its respective shortcuts for all the users in a domain?

I am trying to remove the "Maintenance Folder" and cleanup the statr menu for my company. I seem to have hard time to remove this folder. Is there any registry value or GPO setting to deploy in order ...
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How can I add a new DWORD using a batch script?

How can I add a new DWORD using a batch script? I know you need to have a elevated command prompt (I think) which I already have the script for. This is the script I have but it’s not working. REG ...
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How can I create a new system folder to show up in “This PC” in Windows 8.1 without additional tools?

How can I create a new system folder so it shows up in This PC in Windows 8.1? I have been trying many different approaches to try to accomplish this and have had no success as of yet. My goal is ...
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Windows 8 automatic maintenance freezes after regedit

I have now ran into this problem twice. When Windows starts automatic maintenance the computer becomes non-responsive and eventually freezes. And both times I was able to backtrack the problem to ...
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Find registry key for windows 8 per-application input method setting

I had some trouble to adapt a windows 7 application for windows 8. The issue was windows 8 having a global input method on windows 8. I found that the control panel setting "Let me set a different ...
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Cannot delete corrupted registery key

I wanted to run pip install which is some python install-tool when I ran into an error regarding the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\{057C7771-F320-4C2A-A2EA-747945FA82F2} (the program ...
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Autoit fails to create registry key where regedit does

I wrote a AutoIt program that use RegWrite to add several registry value. I tested it as 'Domain Admins' and it fail to write, I runned it as local 'Administrator' and the values where changed. I ...
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Windows export PATH configuration

A have many variables in the PATH and I want to export and reuse them. Is that possible? (something like a .reg file)
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Track file and registry changes made by a program as it is running [duplicate]

As part of a malware test thing I am doing, I need to be able to use a program that I can bind to an executing Windows service to track file and registry changes it makes. How could I do this? I would ...
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Check Windows XP update existence in registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\< SID >\Patches\< SQUID >

At the moment HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\< SID >\Patches\< SQUID > has following keys: MSI3 REG_DWORD 0x1 State REG_DWORD 0x2 ...
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How to fix Setup is starting services loop

I have a Aspire One D270-1865 laptop with Windows 7 Starter, and I restarted it one day and it stayed in a loop that said, "Setup is starting services" with a white line under it. I tries pressing ...
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Creating a similar application structure to the PortableApps format with ThinApp

I want to create a similar application structure to the PortableApps format vith VMWare Thinapp, but without the Source and Other folders. I don't need a lot of .ini files in order to save ...
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Group Policy script to add/update HKCU registry key during shutdown

There are a few ways to add or update a key in the HKCU registry. There are a few ways to modify a workstation with Group Policies. I have tried a few of these, and I could use some help. I have a ...
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Change default file name for “new” context menu items

I recently customised my "New" context menu to my likings by adding HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to it and removing the others though they have values I want to change if possible. For example, HTML ...
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How to test out Windows 7 applications to see if you like them? [duplicate]

When a portable version of a Windows 7 application is not available, what is an effective way to test it out to see if you like it? I define effective as: Not time consuming Leaves no (or minimal) ...