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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How to include custom non-system folder under This PC in Windows 8.1?

I've recently upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 and noticed the restructured This PC folder, formerly Computer. What I want to achieve is to include custom folder under "This PC". What I've found ...
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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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No gpedit; Need to find registry path

I am trying to find the path for "Prevent Installation of Devices not described by other policy settings" and want to enable it. I already tried disabling automatic installation through Device ...
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Windows 7 OK button on Copy To dialog doesn't copy profile

So I am attempting to copy a User Profile to the default profile. I am using WinSpy++ to enable the disabled "Copy To" button - this process works on a stock laptop I have here. However, this does ...
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registry setting for IE's compatibility view settings to add a site?

We've got one single site (intranet site) that doesn't play well with IE 10 unless we add it to IE's Compatibility View Settings. SO if you open IE and go to the menu Tools->Compatibility View ...
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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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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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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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Permanently disable num lock in windows?

I like to use the number keys for cursor movement. But every so often I hit Num Lock by mistake, and then instead of moving the cursor where I want it, I end up with an input like this: 44444488 ...
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How to export a specific registry key to a text file using command line

How can I export specific value from the registry to a text file using the command line? For example, I want to export Hkey_local_Machine\Software\mcafee to a text file in C:. I just need the key – ...
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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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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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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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Modify registry for Internet Connection Sharing?

My OS is Windows XP. Quoted from How to Change the IP Range for the Internet Connection Sharing DHCP service Use Registry Editor to modify the data value of the IntranetInfo value in the following ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restrict use of Microsoft Access? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restrict use of Microsoft Access? I'm trying to remove the ability for non-administrators to create databases in Microsoft Access. My issue is that people are creating ...
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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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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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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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Copy registry branch to another location

Is there an easy way in Windows to copy a registry branch to another part of the registry? I need to copy everything in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Python to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Python to work ...
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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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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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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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Can't delete registry key though I changed ownership to myself

I want to completely remove office from registry (under windows 8 32 bits). But I can't remove a key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...\OFFICE\Common\Smart Tag\Actions\{...} Though I changed ownership ...
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List Mapped Drives of All Users

I often have to replicate the mapping of drives of one machine to another. While I know how to easily output the data for the CURRENT user I have not found a way of doing this for others who are not ...
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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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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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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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Which registry keys need to be edited to change the default browser?

Which registry keys need to be edited to change the default browser? I have found these keys so far and they seem to do what I want, but I am not sure if I have found all of them: Data in: ...
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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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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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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 Patch List Location

Can anyone tell me the location of the file, reg key, that contains the patches/updates to Windows? This is for both Server 2003 and 2008. They appear to be different locations but, I cannot seem 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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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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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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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 ...