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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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) ...
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Can I safely remove *.msi and *.msp files that are in C:\Windows\Installer but are not the mentioned in the registry?

My C:\Windows\Installer folder has grown over 10 GB. I noticed that some *.msi and *.msp files are in C:\Windows\Installer but not the mentioned in the registry (e.g. I can see a file named ...
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Reg.exe Offline registry edit

Ok I want to edit an offline registry entry from WinPE, if I am booted into the OS (32bit) the reg key is: hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\mountmgr\noautomount So I boot into WinPE and run ...
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Granting access to a registry key in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class

I have some commercial software that is protected by a 3rd party soft license. This week the 3rd party licensing failed and I tracked it down to when it was trying to access this registry key: ...
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REG DELETE command is not working on 64 bit OS

I'm using command below to delete a simple registry key which is not protected, I mean you can easily delete it using regedit GUI, so the permission is free and unlocked. reg delete TargetKEY /f ...
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What is a faster way to search the Windows registry?

Because the Windows registry is a hierarchy, the way regedit is laid out makes typical searches inefficient and slow. Typically, when performing a search in regedit, you highlight the first line ...
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What happens when I delete the entire Windows registry?

I've been wondering what would happen if I delete all the registry stuff. Would my PC stop working? Edit: I've edited the code, now it should delete the registry. cd %TMP% reg query HKCR> ...
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Windows 7 adding context menu entry

I followed this tutorial which explains how to lock an unlocked bitLocker drive without restarting explorer. This works perfectly. However, when I click "Lock Drive" in the context menu I get: ...
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Changing the login screen language on Windows 8.1 (registry)

I'm looking for a way to change the login screen language on Windows 8.1 through the registry. I only need to change that one, not the whole windows language. I'm talking about this screen: I ...
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Disable Java updater in registry

Java updater ask for downloading new updates. How to disable on many computers in domain this feature? It is this checkbox: But seems to be impossible to uncheck it in registry. I tried: 32-bit: ...
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removing upgrade windows 8.1 banner

If I change the registry with Set-ItemProperty -Path 'registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\UpgradeNotification' -Name UpgradeAvailable -Value 0 # Will I still get regular updates?
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Restricting user access to certain features via registry on Windows 8.1 Home Premium

I need to restrict user access to Control Panel for example. And because its Home Premium version of Windows it doesn't have Group Policy Manager. Im using this list to do those restrictions. First ...
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I cannot find Local in software classes in regedit

In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes I cannot find Local. Does anyone know why this might be? I think this might be why my windows store does not work.
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What is the default file association for a file with no extension?

I have a machine that somehow became infected with WEbbiNG Adware. I managed to remove it fine, but it seems it associated itself as the default program to run files without an extension. I have ...
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registry changes not being retained after reboot

My Windows 7 user account is an administrator. In regedit, I remove some entries from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run After I reboot, the entries are back again. The entries I ...
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Custom Reg file with keys not present on registry

I created my own registry file, using personal keys to set up my windows, but what I didnt know is that some of these keys are not present in a fresh install of windows, and when I try to use it does ...
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How to disable the screensaver password for all users via command line?

I have a pool of ~40 terminals running Windows Embedded POSReady (basically, a modified Windows XP). My problem is that these computers requires a password after exiting the screensaver. The ...
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Is “HKLM” an alias for “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”?

HKLM is often used as an abbreviation for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Somewhat unexpectedly this also appears to be true when I ask reg for a value. C:\>reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows ...
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How to enable program execution blocked by domain group policy

How can i enable program execution from any path in local computer using regedit when it's blocked by domain policy? I managed to remove policy restrictions from registry but this one escaped.
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After a restart, preventing Group Policy Update from updating the registry values

My machine is part of a corporate domain and I have local admin rights on this machine. Due to the GPs applied, I was not able to change my wallpaper. So I did a GPResult /v and figured out the ...
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How can I make Windows Explorer show FTP server files without it using IE?

I work for a manufacturing company. In one of our labs we have a laptop running XP SP3 and IE7. This laptop is disconnected from the internet, and has not been updated or purposefully modified in some ...
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IPv6 automatically gets disabled after every second reboot

I'm trying to set a static IPv6 address on Windows 7 and I connect just fine. But after 2 reboots (not one), it disappears. After much troubleshooting, I also see the DisabledComponents reg key ...
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Changing Device Name (WIA Driver)

We currently have several network MFP's that are all the same make/model. They are using WIA drivers, however they show up as multiple of the same devices when attempting to scan (See below link for ...
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Annoying lock screen timeout in Windows 8 64 bits (no pro). How to configure it?

I don't know why or when it started. I just noticed that the laptop where I have Windows 8 has an absurdly short timeout to lock the screen. The screen that is shown is the picture of the current user ...
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Create a URI Scheme Handler Association

I am new to creating Custom URI Schemes and I am trying to launch an executable jar file using URI Schemes in my Windows 7 system. For running this jar file from command prompt, I use this command: ...
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block registry checker software

i've internet cafe and my member often to play game online. this week 4 member's ID already banned by game online provider because using illegal software, but what i knows from them they never use ...
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Change puTTy presets via registry

I am fixing presets through the .reg file instead of in puTTy because I am going to make this an open source registry. Mostly changing themes, and my school doesn't know what the hell they are doing ...
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Access denied error from regedit

I have a windows 8.1 machine (recently installed) With UAC set to "minimum" and I'm starting regedit with "run as administrator" If I try to create a new key under ...
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restricting registry write permissions not preventing manual changes from reverting to defaults at boot Win8.1

It might help understanding what I'm trying to do in order to contextualize my question, so here goes. I'm trying to hack the realtek sound jacks on my mobo to have the front audio stream routed out ...
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Set UAC Level with PowerShell

I'm looking for a way to set the UAC Level with Powershell/Command prompt. I'm aware the 'EnableLUA' value in the registry, but this won't set the level. It's just true or false. Is there a way to ...
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Windows 7: logon denied only one user session is allowed

Everything was working fine in Win7 Ultimate until one day, I could not switch users. I had to enable fast user switching in regedit for some reason and locked the computer, hit ctrl+alt+del (never ...
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Internet Explorer: Set homepage for all users without GPO

I'm looking for a way to set the homepage of Internet Explorer (and possibly other browsers) for all Users through command line/Powershell, or any other method that doesn't use the domain policies ...
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Diasbling the Alt key and safely remove hardware icon in windows 7 via registry

I was wondering if some one could help me to disable: The Alt key on the keyboard and The Safely remove hardware icon from the system tray in windows 7. It would be good if I could do a registry ...
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Junction points or default directory changes for moving the big folders off SSD

I'm going to once again reinstall my Windows 7 system. This time, I'm going to be moving the Program Files, PFx86, ProgramData, and Users folders onto a 1TB WD black drive straight after installation ...
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What is the purpose of fonts in registry?

What is a purpose of fonts there? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts I did try to put font on other directory than windows/fonts and put there path to this. In ...
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moving C:\Users folder to a network location

I want to relocate my user directory C:\Users\Edwin to a mapped network drive E: (i.e. mapped from a network share \\192.168.22.9\share). The difficult part is in relocating the user directory ...
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Windows 7 hide *.lnk target

I'm attempting to have a program run with administrative privileges for regular users.(The actual software throws an error about needing the admin account, I can bypass windows through the registry). ...
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Group Policy Management - Mass registry change

I have a number of group policy objects that I need to change all registry keys in the preferences:\windows settings: registry\hkey_local_machine\software\Microsoft\windows NT\current ...
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Add a batch script to windows right click menu, to run applications with psexec tool

I want to make a batch-script that runs a selected application with PsExec.exe tool. And I want to add this option to the right-click menu. Like the "Run As Administrator" menu on windows 7. Can ...
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Capture a GUID that is part of key name from registry and turn it into variable

Im trying to capture a specific GUID from registry that is unique (naturally) and changing from time to time. Then turn it into variable that i can use in REG ADD operation (i know that part). The ...
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If command, importing .reg not working

I am trying to use a if command to change language. But all I am getting is "Syntax error" I really can not find the real syntax. CMD file @echo off echo "1 =Brazilian Portugese" echo: set ...
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Using function keys without [FN] key with Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 7 Machine (no bootcamp)

I currently use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on my work PC (just my preference). For the most part it works fine. Since I do a lot of programming, I end up using the function keys a lot. However, in ...
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Restoring WoW6432Node

I feel real stupid about this one. Before I go any further I would like to state that I have a registry backup I created two hours prior to this and I should have system restore checkpoints all over ...
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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 ...