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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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 to set the Screen Saver Grace Period for Windows 8?

I manually added the ScreenSaverGracePeriod (REG_DWORD) value in seconds to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon registry key and it didn't enable the screen ...
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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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How do I reset the registry using the repair console in Windows 7?

I need to fix a Windows 7 machine that can only boot into Safe Mode. I cannot use a DVD or take out the hard disk, and there are no dates available for System Restore to restore to. With Windows XP ...
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How can I work around Windows File Protection such that I can rename a system file?

How do I use PendingFileRenameOperations to rename a file which is in use? Especially system files, like tcpip.sys. I have created a key PendingFileRenameOperations (REG_MULTI_SZ) in ...
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How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows XP or 7 from Registry?

How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows 7 and/or XP from Registry? I want to automatically replace a driver with my created driver. I used PendingFileRenameOperations key in ...
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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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How do I enable “Momentum” (aka “Inertia”) 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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Where are product uninstall keys located in the Registry under Windows 7 x64?

I need to look up the install location of a product in the registry, based on the GUID product code. Under Win XP the keys of products installed were located at ...
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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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Increase Lines of Scrollback for all sessions quickly

I have over 100 PuTTY sessions saved, and I wanted to increase my Lines of Scrollback from 200 to something higher like 5000. I know how to do this manually, one by one. However I don't want to ...
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visual basic adding a registry binary key [closed]

how can i make a registry binary key value. i have made something but i get a error not sure why.. this is the code My.Computer.Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey("Keyboard Layout") ...
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Enable security settings in Internet Explorer 7 via registry

I used to have a list of keys to enable various security settings within Internet Explorer 7 via the Registry. Specifically, I'm looking for the keys that enable SSL 2 and 3.
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Windows 8.1 touchpad three-finger-multitouch gesture gone

Couple of days ago, i installed the Windows 8.1 Pro WMC and all of a sudden the touchpad gesture, which worked like a charm back in Win 8.1 preview, Win 8 and even Win 7, just stopped working. I am ...
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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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How to delete printers in the Registry in Windows 7?

How to delete printers in the Registry in Windows 7?
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Cannot uninstall, install or repair Visual Studio 2012 & 2013

I have Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2013 installed, I want to uninstall 2013 however both 2012 & 2013 have gotten corrupted. However, when I run the install files the installation just hangs. ...
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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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Setting Windows 7 Screensaver from Command Line

I'm trying to deploy a photo screensaver to several Windows 7 machines. Due to some unique restraints, I can only do it from a .bat file (no group policy). I have come up with this script: @echo off ...
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Changing "s-1-5-21 in regedit windows 8.1 [on hold]

After I sign in to Windows I keep getting a message saying "Click here to sign in with Microsoft account password". I am the only user on this computer. I know I am in a Temp Profile account. I ...
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Accessing windows phone 7.5 local data without using zune

How can I access the local phone contents on a Windows Phone 7.5 (Samsung Omnia W) without connecting the Zune? Is it possible to tweak the Windows Registry to do the same? Please help me.
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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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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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Removing the blur on Windows 7's Aero theme

I want to make the window titles transparent but completely clear. I've tried changing the registry's DWORD HideBlur in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\ to 1 to remove it, but without success. ...
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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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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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Delete registry key or value via a CMD script?

How do I edit an already-in-production .cmd script file, in order to have the script delete a certain registry key in the Windows registry? Firstly, is this even possible, and secondly (if that's not ...
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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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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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Remapping a keyboard key in windows 8.1

How can I remap keyboard keys in windows 8.1? I'm looking for a simple utility which will modify registry and would not require running at startup. I tried sharpkeys but, it does not seem to work in ...
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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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Outlook Registry Key Damaged; Tried “Fix It” and lost everything

My outlook 2007 (on Windows 7 64 bit) worked fine for two weeks. I then installed a printer/scanner/copier and the Outlook Window wouldn't open. I went to Microsoft's website and found a page that ...
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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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Make Chrome always execute with flags, for eg., directly opening an HTML file

I want to run Chrome with a given set of flags, always I created a shortcut and added the flag to it in the following way, so my target of the shortcut says: C:\<application-path>\chrome.exe ...
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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 set MTU value in windows xp

I wish to change the MTU value on my pc (XP) i tried some registry mathods- added some values in several places: (this one is a windows tutorial) ...
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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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Adding sites to Internet Explorer 11 Compatibility View list

With IE10, I could add selected sites to Compatibility View via the registry with something like registry setting for IE's compatibility view settings to add a site?, so it was easy to push these ...
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Turning off Compatibility View via Registry

I would like to turn off Compatibility Mode for IE. I do not want to disable it. For example, setting the following key to 9999. REG ADD ...
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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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Sticky notes on windows 7

I have Sticky notes running as a widget on windows 7. I would like to do the following Change that front to arial narrow and BOLD. I am aware of the font change fix. How do I get the bold in there ...
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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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Possible to copy property information in Device Manager?

In Windows 7 "Device Manager", is it possible to copy a device's property details (other than manually transcribing)? If not, where are these properties and values stored? Perhaps I can go straight ...
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Access Windows Registry from Ubuntu

Is there any way I can access registry of my Windows 7 installation from Ubuntu. I believe that Registry Editor is a GUI to edit various configuration settings which are stored and distributed among ...
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How to Change context menu of windows Explorer

i want to edit context menu of windows Explorer. and i want to create my own menu with sub menu as shown in image. and also do some task like copy and move to other destination. Can any one please ...