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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Windows 10 Startup Managment [on hold]

Does anyone have any advice or experiance with managing Windows 10 Startup programs, services and processes? I have seen tutorials on how to mess with the registry to prevent programs from starting ...
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View a .reg file without modifying registry

I have a registry export file from a while back. I need to retrieve some values from it (namely PATH values). However, all I can see in Registry Editor is an option to import. I need an option to view,...
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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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Remap Apple MacBook Eject key in Windows?

I have a MacBook with Windows 7 on it as my daily driver. My MacBook has a nearly useless eject key, but I wish it was a forward delete key. KeyRemap4Macboook works great in OS X. Is there any ...
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Problems with running Visual Studio as admin in Windows 10

I'm building a new Win10 computer for one of the developers at my company and he's a bit...finicky...about how he likes things set up. One thing that is an absolute must is that he has to be able to ...
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Drive Failed now applications saying its already installed

Recently one of my drives failed and all the application there are gone. I've tried to uninstall using windows but it says that the application doesn't exist. Now when I try to install any ...
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Resetting the default word for launching programs in Windows 7

A while back, I was trying to follow some fixes online for running exe files on the network and some of them involved making changes in the registry. Since then, the default word in the context menu ...
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Missing HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates--AuthRoot

I cannot find this HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates--AuthRoot in my Registry. Please help.
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Setting registry permissions with Powershell

I have a registry key that I need to take ownership of and then set a permission set on. I'm able to take ownership, but when setting the permission, it only applies to the very top level of the ...
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Batch File to Set Default Programs Without Administrator Rights

UPDATE 7/15/2016: A couple days ago, all the Group Policies pertaining to our OU stopped applying - meaning that there are no more restrictions. I now have full Command Line and Registry access which ...
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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 to command regedit to go to Google URL Via Chrome

I was having another problem, and tried a "solution" that not only didn't fix the problem - but created a new one. The original problem I solved (I can't remember what it was), and I can't remember ...
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Default Window Size and Positions

I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit with a screen resolution of 1024x768. How do you set the default windows size/positions? Is there a registry tweak for this? Going to Tools->Folder Options...-...
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Hide or Remove icons from Context Menu in Windows 10

I find a load of topics on how to remove or edit items from the context menu in Windows, but nothing on how to hide or remove icons from the context menu to make it tidier and more compact looking. ...
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How I can “Borrow” SAM hashes from Windows 10 computers without Kali Linux?

I'm in a bit of a blind spot here, and I think that my time may be running out to do this. Regedit is currently allowed to be used on my school computer, and I'm curious to see if I could steal the ...
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How to create a GPO registry item without automatically replacing variables?

I created a registry item in a GPO of REG_EXPAND_SZ type with value "%userprofile%\Shares". The problem is, when the GPO is aplied, the value is created with the data "C:\Users\Default\Shares". Is ...
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Default Homepage Overridden by Manufacturer Defaults

I've got a Lenovo Thinkpad that I'm trying to change the default homepage in IE in for all users. I've tried a number of things, but every time I create a new user the homepage is always the Lenovo ...
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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 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 do I know where exactly my .reg will be installed in the registry?

I am going to install a .reg file and I want to know, where exactly in my registry will it be installed? Is there a way to find out the registry path? I want to locate the 20 character serial number ...
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Meaning of the tilde in registry values for compatibility mode in Windows 8+

I've to support a legacy application, originally created for Windows NT 4 (32-bit), but still running fine under Windows 10 (64-bit), provided all of the compatibility settings are done. The problem ...
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Unable to change specific settings and registry values

Just fresh installed Windows 10 a few days ago and everything works fine, except for two things: The inability to set default apps, and the inability to remove the "- Shortcut" text from shortcuts. I ...
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Delete the euro-sign (€) keyboard-shortcut (AltGr + E) via remapping the registry in windows

I'm trying to delete the AltGR + E shortcut for making a euro-sign € via remapping in the registry in Windows. I have found out that remapping in the registry is possible by searching some Stack ...
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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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Cached Logons Count - Registry

In the registry, I have a cached logons count of 10. Does this mean that I can logon 10 times without the Domain Controller?
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I messed with the registry need to change it back

I was trying to change permissions for administrator to remove google custom search (because it says it is enforced by administrator) in Windows 7. Now I want to change it all back to default, but my ...
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Block-unblock or create-uncreate reg keys prevent rewriting or accidental or deliberate deletion, using the command line

I have this method to block registry keys and prevent accidental or deliberate deletion or rewriting, either by a user or by malware example of keys: "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\cmd.exe" "...
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Block a registry key to prevent rewriting or deleting accidentally or intentionally using the command line

I see the post in superuser and i have a similar case, but with a small difference. I created a reg key. "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wscript.exe" ...
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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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Reading active/inactive status of Startup programs in registry

In the software I'm currently working on, we encountered a scenario where we need to tell if a software is listed as a Startup program or not. To tell if this program is enabled or not by the ...
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Register mailto protocol to custom program on Windows 10

I would like to register my program to handle the mailto protocol. I have seen these answers How to register custom program to handle mailto protocol on Windows Register Windows program with the ...
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What is the function of question marks in file system paths in Windows registry?

This is about the registry on a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium (my friend's computer). I was going to set the system to clear the pagefile at shutdown by setting the REG_DWORD value ...
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If I am not an administrator but I want to read the registry, what is easiest way to do it?

When I open regedit in Windows 7, I get "Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator" Can I open it someway in readonly mode? Or does anyone know how can I see values in the ...
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Change Proxy with PowerShell

I would like to enable/disable the Internet proxy settings with a powershell script. cd HKCU:\"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings" $a = Read-Host "Enable proxy? (y/n)" if ($...
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How to uninstall an app in Windows when its uninstaller is missing?

I am trying to install a newer version of Lego Mindstorm, and it's trying to uninstall the older version and it fails. I tried to uninstall it manually and noticed it's not listed Under "Programs and ...
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Can I find license key for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 in my device?

I need to reinstall my Windows Embedded CE 6.0, but I don't have the licence key. My device just came as is. Can I find key somewhere in registry ?
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How to associate the mailto protocol with a custom exe?

In Windows 8, How do you set the default program for the mailto protocol to a custom exe? Under Default Programs, the only option I get is to select from a list of programs (Mail or Google Chrome) or ...
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Restricting a program's access to the Windows registry

Is it possible to prevent a certain program from accessing the Windows registry? I know there are ACLs to lock out a user, but what about per-executable control?
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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 refresh my PATH variable from the registry, without a reboot, logoff, or restarting explorer?

I've made some changes to the %PATH% variable in the registry. Now, I'd like to see those changes applied without having to go so far as a logoff, reboot, or reload of Explorer. Is there a way this ...
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How to append a registry key value that has spaces in it?

I found the following page (How do I modify the data of an existing registry key value name from cmd?) and it was extermely helpful, but I have a further question. My PATH has a value that includes "...
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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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Windows Shell Functions [migrated]

So I was following this tutorial: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh127427(v=vs.85).aspx when I cam across the sentence that casually says "Call the SHChangeNotify function"....
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Amending a custom context menu command for moving files to a custom Dropbox folder

How do I change this context menu command to open a single explorer window even if multiple files have been selected? The code below effectively moves the files selected to a custom folder in Dropbox....
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Where do I find the Cerber executable and Registry entries?

A server I am administrating has been infected by a ransomware named Cerber. They demand a payment (as is the point of such viruses). As of now I have narrowed the infection source down and removed ...
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Disable Windows Key Windows 10

The header says most of it. I'm trying to find a way to disable the windows key either through GPO, local policy, or an edit in registry, but Google has been less than helpful.
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Change Windows Defender Settings Via Registry - Windows 8

I would like to change some Windows Defender settings via the registry, after a clean install of Windows 8, now I know of the DisableAntiSpyware registry value, but I would appreciate if someone could ...
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How to recover lost Microsoft Office 2013 Product Key after Windows 10 Reset PC

Although the Windows Lost Product Key question has been asked before, this is slightly different. I did 'Reset this PC' from Windows 10 Recovery without taking a backup of the system or files. All my ...
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Windows: Move programs (with registry entries) to a different hard drive

I've got a bunch of programs on an old HDD, which I cloned to a new HDD, however had to reinstall due to issues with the currently installed drivers. Thing is, now, is it possible to copy all the ...
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Start Microsoft Edge maximized on first run

I'm developing an image for Windows 10 to deploy, and one of the requirements is that when Edge is started for the first time it should be maximized (not fullscreen, but maximized - the same result as ...