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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Mac Keyboard Driver on Windows 7 - Trully configure fn and media keys (or forcibly installing BootCamp)

I did exactly the same as the OP of How do you reset Windows keyboard drivers to their original defaults? at first (kudos for Being the very-smart, highly-intelligent person that I am ...
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Cannot create value: Error writing to the registry

So I get this error when trying to add a dword or even change a value in a key under hklm\system\CurrentControlSet\services\x1 When I look at the effective permissions, I have full control and I am ...
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Checklist to configure programs to (not) run at startup in windows 8

I'm asking specifically for Asus Splendid, I'd like to run it whenever I want so that it does not start every time I start windows. I know it's a program that is started because the screen looks ...
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Windows 8 > Elan touchpad: how to enable settings via registry?

For some unfathomable reason, the control to modify scroll speed/sensitibity under control panel > mouse > ELAN is greyed out. Go figure. I know where ELAN lives in the registry, but cannot figure ...
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How can I perform Disk Cleanup on all user accounts that exist on a computer?

Can you help me with some ideas regarding a possible way that I can use for performing maintenance tasks on all computer users in one shot (e.g. Disk Cleanup, Registry Cleanup)? I would like to kill ...
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How to read info about installed programs from hard drive

I need to move a software from a laptop that I have not used in 3 years to my new laptop. Unfortunately I no longer have the AC adapter for the old laptop, and the battery is dead since I have not ...
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Recover registry keys to “offline” hive

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I can't find it. My computer died, and in the process of trying to set up a new one, I accidentally deleted all the registry keys from my old account (on the ...
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Set Excel 2010 file format in the registry

If you install MS Office (2010 in my case) and run up any of the programs (Excel in my case) for the first time you encounter the following dialogs: The Username dialog for setting a default user ...
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How can I open a .jpg in Photoshop by default (Registry)

I'm looking for a way that I can edit the registry to open up .jpg's in Photoshop be default. I guess my questions are one - is this possible? Two - how do you do it? I know you are supposed to ...
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Finding unique data for Bluetooth Low Energy connected HID device Windows8.1

I am trying to read out any type of information that can tell me if a Bluetooth Low Energy HID device (mouse/keyboard) has been connected previously to a computer with Windows 8.1 (which has the BLE ...
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Accidentally changed location of Documents to root second partition, can't change

I just installed my new computer and wanted to place my personal files on my second HDD. I accidentally put "My Documents" on "F:\" instad of "F:\Documents". Now I can't change it anymore, not even ...
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Prevent Windows 7 from hiding tray icons

I have a Windows 7 installed at my workstation and it is always try to hide one or more icons in tray (putting them to grouping arrow). Unfortunately these icon is very important for me as they ...
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Change registry permissions via command line (batch file)

I found an awesome Reg Hack for Windows 7, that renames the 'Computer' icon to something like %username% on %computername%. Unfortunately, in the tutorial, it says to change permissions of the ...
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Reg file for Windows 7

I've been trying to update Far Cry 3, which I purchased via Steam, but I keep getting an error. I googled for a solution and I came upon several posts on different forums saying that updating the ...
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Windows 7 Disable Proxy via cmd - and put in effect

Windows 7 (64-bit) Disable Proxy via cmd - and put in effect? I have found the correct registry key to change, and have code to change it. reg add ...
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Show progress details when “Restarting…”/“Updating”.. on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I've seen a tweaked version of windows 8.1 that claims it will show the user exactly what Windows is doing when it's restarting or booting or any other annoying undetermined progress. Those ...
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Changing default behavior of a Keyboard Multimedia Keys

Today I've got a Dell KB522 keyboard, which has 7 multimedia keys on top. I was wondering if it's possible to change the behaviour of those keys due to the lack of official Dell app to do that (for ...
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Where do software and games place their registry keys?

Simply put, where does software usually place their registry keys (I mean which folder of the registry in regedit)? In every folder of registry there are many many sub-folders.
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changing path of program files doesnt work on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have an SSD drive with windows 8.1 and another regular SATA drive for none OS data. I want to put the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders on the SATA drive to preserve room and extend the ...
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How to edit Word 2010 opening docx-files

In previous Windows versions, I could edit the command line, an application associated to a file extension, used to open a file. Now I am using Windows 7 and Word 2010 - and would like to see/edit ...
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How do I add missing characters to Envy Code R on Windows 8.1?

I want Envy Code R to be my primary monospaced font on Windows but it is missing many Unicode characters, the greek alphabet in particular. On Linux (X) this fact goes unnoticed because it has an ...
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Why does reg.exe runs three processes when my Windows 8 starts up?

Whenever I start up my PC (running Windows 8.1) I am able to see three windows of running reg.exe program for a flash of a second. Some times they are visible for a longer duration and that was when I ...
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+SOLVED+ No way to import registry settings to loaded hive via commandline?

What i want: Load another users registry hive (HKCU aka NTUSER.DAT located in %UserProfile%\UserName on local machine). ^ This works just fine. Inluding the unload command. The problem is with the ...
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is it possible to create installer for installed program?

as far as I know registry keys are needed for many programs. I got some of my applications/games from my friends but now I need to reinstall my windows 7. now I need that programs but can't get them ...
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Windows 7 x64 not booting properly

I'm not really sure "what" happened to my newly mounted pc. The only thing I know is that it could be either a REGISTRY problem or a HDD failure. The "why" is because I accidentally removed almost ...
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How to delete all registry keys

I want to delete all registry records in Windows 8. I don't know returning a restore point will solve this problem. Is there any way to do this?
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Getting BSOD with registry error on windows 7

I have recently started getting a blue screen of death (BSOD) error very shortly after logging in to my Windows 7 laptop. It is fine if I am in safe mode, but crashes every time when I log in to ...
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GPU driver and/or registry change caused my USB Wifi dongle to fail until reboot

2 weeks ago at home, I received a notification from Geforce Experience that my Nvidia Drivers had a new version. Since I regularly install and play new games, I decided to install this driver update. ...
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Windows 8.1 bizarre audio issues

I have an Asus K52JT laptop running Windows 8.1 since three months ago. Audio speakers have worked fine since this week. At startup it is working, but after a while (15-60 minutes) it eventually stops ...
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Read x64 registry branch from 7-zip SFX Installer via PowerShell

I want my 7-zip self-extracting archive to run a PowerShell script after it extracts files. To do that, I use method described here: ...
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iexplore.exe stays open after closing Internet Explorer

I sometimes use Internet Explorer 10, and I noticed that once you start Internet Explorer the process iexplore.exe shows up in the Task Manager. This is normal, however this process is not killed ...
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What's the meaning of “NoWorkingDirectory” string value in Windows Registry?

Empty "NoWorkingDirectory" string value is often used in Windows Registry when user-defined Right-Click menu items are created. For example to be able to open PowerShell when right-clicking on folder ...
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Numerous errors when initializing stuff, explorer.exe's Server execution failed" error, and more - advice needed

Recently I've started experiencing a very bad OS behavior: Something is messed up with the windows' queue managing or communication, here is what I'm experiencing: opening a link to a folder -> ...
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Group Policy Client Service Failed

I recently got a new computer, but someone had already created a user account. Instead of deleting theirs and creating a new one, I just changed the name. Next I need to change the C:\Users\ThereName ...
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“Run on login” registry key not executing

I have the registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run set to put the dual monitors into clone mode whenever a user logs in. The data value I have currently set is ...
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Made a reg edit to force Chrome to open in Desktop mode in Windows 8, now everything is broken

I made this reg file edit to open chrome in desktop mode in windows 8: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command] "DelegateExecute"=- ...
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Windows XP PRO SP3- stop changes to security software registry key(s) set by unknown program

I have searched the site and the web for an answer to my problem without any luck. Not sure if this is possible but an unknown, hidden program/script/malware/rootkit keeps adding \??\ to the image ...
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Disable USB for some local users

Our customer wants that systems we deliver must fulfill these requirements: Only the admin user are able to access USB flash drivers. All other local users must not be able to access USB flash ...
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Adding Powershell command to right click menu both on and in a folder

There are some solution online but most of them just add the command when you right click on the folder. I've find a solution (which work both) for Run As Administrator here. But it works just for ...
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I think my HKLM/SYSTEM/MountedDevices key is a bit too bloated

I know virtually nothing about the thing, but the best thing I just found in Google said that there should be two entries for each drive under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/MountedDevices; and one ...
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How do I enable “Momentum” on a Elantech notebook touchpad?

I have a Lenovo notebook (Win 8) with a touchpad that's manufactured by Elan (aka Elantech). I've previously used a Synaptics touchpad on my old notebook and have gotten accustomed to its advanced ...
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Remap keyboard with scancode map for disable alt+ctr+del

I have an application to run on a dedicated kiosk. I want to disable any key on Windows7. I want to block Alt+Ctr+Del, that users can't shutdown the system. I want to disable Alt , Ctrl keys that ...
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Is there a registry key or group policy to disable the “If you change a file name extension, the file might become unusable” warning in Windows? [duplicate]

In Windows, when you change a file extension, you get a warning If you change a file name extension, the file might become unusable Are you sure you want to change it? Is there a ...
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Use bat script to add trusted site for IE

I just wrote a bat script file which add trusted site for ie. In my bat script, I add a entry to this location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet ...
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Windows “type into list view” timer customization

When the cursor is in windows explorer (the file manager, not the browser), pressing a number of keys selects the filename starting with these characters. This is set by "folder options->view->when ...
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one-click script o backup and restore individual registry keys

I have an application that stores some settings in registry. For whatever reason, it loses some stuff on occasion. I don't really have time to figure out what the problem is (it's not even guaranteed ...
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Windows Explorer - Different Behaviour for Double-Click of Files and Folders

I want to have a different behavior for double-click in Windows Explorer (Windows 7) for folders and files. Folders should be opened with double-click, but neither documents nor executables should ...
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windows file search wildcards and custom syntax

I'm developing tool for Windows SP0 and latter. Now I need to add additional string in files and folders context menu, but there is a problem with folders. To reach my goal I have created reg key ...
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Read 64-Bit registry from 32-Bit app, in VB.Net

I need to get a registry value, like this: (32 bit) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TeamSpeak 3 Client (64 bit) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TeamSpeak 3 Client The idea is that I need to ...
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Why am I unable to operate on a Windows service or edit its registry entries despite me running as SYSTEM?

I am trying to change the startup type (from auto to disabled) of a Windows service (happens to be the ZoneAlarm vsmon service) on Windows 7. The program sets permissions on the service such that ...