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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Installing Excel addins in logonscript (How to use current user SID in cmd)

I'm trying to add an Excel addin to my clients using the logonscript. I've checked whether it's possible or not to add it using GPOs, and unfortunately it isn't (even though you can manually exclude ...
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Add Process explorer to taskbar right click context menu Windows 8.1

I recently discovered process explorer (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx) and would like to add it to the context menu when you right click on the taskbar. It has the ...
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How do I enter this into regedit

This post here explains a method for setting a port as internal but I don't understand exactly how to enter it into regedit. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\...
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Method for removing excessive Win 7 adapters and protocols

The OS is Windows 7 and I'm looking for recommendations for an automated way to remove unneeded/excessive adapters and protocols. I'm talking about the objects found in msinfo32.exe under Components -...
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Wrong installation date and size in Programs and Features

Nearly every fourth installed program in this list has an estimated size of 7,04GB. Also for some the date gets updated every day. The corresponding reg keys were all set to "0x0070caf9 (7391993)" ...
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IE 11 Java Issue

I have installed IE11 in my Windows 7 Professional. But IE 11 (64 bit) is not detecting the installed Java, and it always asks me to install the JRE 6 update. In my machine, I have installed JDK 8 ...
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Where Windows 10 stores default email app in its registry

I have set up Google Chrome as my default email application in my [Windows 10> Settings> System> Default apps] (screenshot). My keyboard has the shortcut Fn+F2 which opens default email application, ...
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How to delete a registry key on reboot?

I know how to delete/rename files on reboot http://blog.notfaqs.com/2007/10/registry-rename-file-on-reboot.html. But would like to find out how to delete registry keys on reboot as well. I want to ...
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How to remove a Shell Folder Shortcut in windows 10?

As the title says, I'm trying to remove a shell shortcut from windows 10. Just to clarify: Run..., type, shell:windows, ENTER. Standard behavior is to open file explorer to %windir%. I want it to not ...
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Win 7 allowed REG commmand from command line from standard account

I only have a standard account (non-administrator) account on a Win 7 machine. In order to disable Aero-Peek I was able to successfully run the following from the command prompt: REG ADD HKCU\...
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How to make a .exe run on pc boot when ..\..\..\..\CurrentVersion\Run is not present

I'm running Windows XPe and want to make sure a .exe file start on boot. I've tried adding a shortcut to the "Start" folder but this doesn't work. I've also attempted to add it manually to the ...
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How to fix the “Some settings are managed by your organization” message

I get constantly the annoying message: Some settings are managed by your organization I have tried everything to remove it, for example: Editing the gpedit.msc file Running sc config commands ...
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How to modify registry value using command prompt?(reg_binary type)

I want to create a automatic registry update program using command prompt. I tried several steps, most methods were to update Boolean values. But i want to update a REG_BINARY value. Help needed !
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How do I create a batch script creates certain registry entries in all subfolders

I was reading this on the web: Press Windows Key + R, type "regedit" in the box, then press enter. Go to this path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\...
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Removing “Network Device” which was manually added via script

I have a site on GoDaddy which uses the cpanel software as part of the hosting service. I downloaded their visual basic script to connect to a "Web disk" but now I want it removed. Anyone know how I ...
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Keep permissions for control panel and immersive control panel items in sync on windows 10

I am working on locking a user down in Windows 10 Home to only allow them access to a few control panel settings (date/time, display, networking, and sound volume). I've done a bunch of things to make ...
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Is there any way to add an HTTP Header to every IE request on a computer?

I would like to add a custom HTTP Header to every Internet Explorer request on a computer (or every browser request). I don't know if this is possible whatsoever, if you have heard of anyway to ...
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Search into Windows registry with grep/cygwin

I'm trying to search and remove unrelevantregistry keys, and it sounds like Cygwin does allow access to them through /proc/registry. However, recursive grep -r (2.21) outputs error lines like : grep:...
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Can I prevent the change of overlay icons?

Background Several programs modifiy the icons in explorere to indicate a state ("synched" etc.) It is a known fact, that Windows (win7, win8, win10?) can only handle a limited amount of such icons ...
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Environment Variable VS Registry [duplicate]

I'm confused about the usage of Environment Variables vs Registry. Is there best pratices on what to store where? For exemple, why have a PATH variable if I can read it from the registry? Thanks
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Registry - Pass parameter to default browser

We have a default Firefox shortcut which gets started as [...]\Firefox.exe -profile [path-to-profile] When a user clicks a link (e.g. in Outlook) firefox opens but without the -profile addition. ...
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Cant find path to registry directory for sam password reset

I am trying to reset the password on an old computer (a dell laptop) running windows 7 using an password reset dick However I cannot find the path to the registry. Directory windows/system32/config ...
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Windows filename parameter handling on file type action

I have a tool that I added to the shell subkey of the any-file key under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT so that it appears in the right click menu of any file (also have this in directory menu). [...
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Is it possible to remove folders from Windows explorer navigation pane?

Is it possible to remove certain folders from that menu? I never store anything in the documents or downloads or music or pictures or videos folders. The only one I need there is desktop. Is there a ...
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Changing proxy from console

I have a little problem with proxy, I'm trying to change the address with reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" ^/v ProxyEnable /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f reg add "HKCU\...
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how do I get my wifi password out of Vista when “STATUS” is greyed out?

NOTA BENE! this question is different than the one suggested, because: 1. I am not connected, this is the whole point of my question. 2. I specifically asked about the situation where the STATUS ...
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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 Computer\...
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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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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), ...