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 Store won't launch

On my Windows 10 machine (with latest updates), when I login with my user, search for 'Store' and click on the 'Store' result. It does nothing. Start bar doesn't even close, nothing. When I login ...
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How to disable Windows 10 Pro automatic reboots programatically?

I wish to somehow disable automatic reboots of Windows 10, as this disrupts long-running commands and I wish to do this 'programatically'; e.g. via a script. For me, it will be too cumbersome to set ...
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Moving (non-C:) Program Files from soon-to-be-nuked partition to another

Problem I have near-critically low levels of free space on the Windows' partition. I have a bigger partition right next to it, and a new disk with enough space to move it. Bigger partition has a lot ...
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How do I undo a deletion or modification made in RegEdit?

I followed http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5hs4b7a6.aspx to diasble Just-In-Time-Debugging. I deleted the following registry key in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows ...
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“The configuration registry database is corrupt” message when trying to install graphics card driver

My Windows 10 laptop is having lots of problems. One of them is that Windows will only let me set the display to 1280x720 while the native resolution is 1366x768. So, I went to Device Manager and ...
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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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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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Batch File to Set Default Programs Without Invoking the Registry

Our organization has the Chrome policy enabled for setting Chrome as the default browser. This setting is mandatory, and cannot be disabled like many of the other policies we have that are ...
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Is NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers still supported/effective on Windows 10?

Note: something similar has a good answer here How to disable automatic reboots in Windows 10?. This is not the same because I'm explicitely looking for information about a different option. Plain ...
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Leftovers after uninstallation of software in windows

What is the process of knowing the leftover files and registry entries after the uninstallation of a software in Windows?
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Registry keys for automatic time and time zones

Windows 10. I would like to know the registry keys responsible for "Set time automatically" and "Set time zone automatically" in Settings > Time and Language so I can modify them using the command ...
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get the list of remembered Network Profiles of a Windows computer over ssh

AFAIK, Windows remembers the network locations you've connected to (and tagged as Guest, Work or Home). It identifies them based on (possibly among other things) the domain name returned by the DHCP ...
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Unable to open any executable on Windows 8. It say file not found

In my office windows 8 OS i'm unable to open any exe files and also even Regedit.exe and any other windows exe. But all the files are there in c:\windows\Regedit.exe. What i did was i changed the ...
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How to set chrome as default browser Windows 10?

I've tried setting default in the reg keys hkeycu>software>microsoft>windows>shell>associations>urlassociations>http and https. Tried using master_preference file tried using command switch ...
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Why doesn't WindowsUpdate Policy in Registry does exist for me?

I am running Windows 7, and I can't fix my Windows Updater. I heard that I have to reset this registry key for that to work: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate But it simply ...
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How do I set Chrome as the default browser with a .BAT file?

Note: I've already read Batch - Default Browser?, but that's about getting the default browser. I want to set it. I'm making a set of batch files to easily set up computers I use (don't worry; ...
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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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Access denied when modifing value of registry key [run as admin & owner of key]

So i found out that i cant really modify value of the registry , whatever i do with my permissions i cant get it to work from command line (I need to do this from command line since i want to use ...
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How to disable Windows 10 memory compression?

my former wrong assumption: it drains my notebook battery and I've no shortage of RAM. In Task manager you see ntoskrnl.exe is eating more CPU time than any other process. this feature does not appear ...
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Cannot edit the context menu in Windows 7

I cannot remove items from the context menu. I have followed every step in How To Geek guide to disable options in the context menu but NOTHING works. Deleting the registery entry for the context ...
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Where to place 32-bit and 64-bit applications

I have been reading quite a bit about how Windows 7 handles 32-bit versus 64-bit applications (including details of system32 and wow64), and am surprised by the amount of contradictory information ...
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Runtime Error in Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

I am currently getting the following error whenever I boot to Windows: Which began after I uninstalled ibVPN. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it? Perhaps something in the registry, but I'm ...
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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 ...
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Disable INSERT key in all applications

The Insert and Caps Lock keys just get in the way. This superuser question asks how to disable Insert, but appears to be for Windows 7 because it does nothing for me on Windows 8.1. I've been able to ...
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Setting/Registry key for each setting in Privacy tab 'cookies' slider?

I want to know which keys control the setting for the Privacy tab slider for cookies (in Internet Options). I have the following official document, which outlines the following: ...
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Determine if Windows HotFix has been applied

I recently fixed a defect in our product by applying Microsoft hotfix. Some of our customers are still reporting that the issue remains with the hotfix applied. They are using pretty tightly ...
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Changing Windows 7 default user on bootup

Since I installed ShrewSoft VPN it defaults to the user when I boot up instead of my local user. I'm not a fan of this since it's only rarely used and I would like for my admin account to be the ...
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How do you add an item to the context menu of a folder?

I know how to add a context menu for when you click on an actual folder: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\commandNameHere] but what about clicking on nothing in a folder? like I make a new ...
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How to update Registry with REG ADD command

I need to do set this registry value from command line: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CredentialsDelegation] "AllowSavedCredentialsWhenNTLMOnly"=dword:00000001 ...
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Enable middle click with 3 finger click on synaptics touchpad

I have a dell xps 15 9530 with a synaptics touchpad running windows 10 I used to have another dell where I could 3 finger click and trigger a middle click. I've tried a few registry tweaks, but I ...
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Every time I boot my pc a website loads

the website is http://gameloft.name/ obviously a malware but I did run programs like rkill (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/) Then adwcleaner then spybot then browserbased scanners ...
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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 do you remove a default program association for file types in Windows 7?

I somehow have set the default file type association for a file type in Windows 7. It doesn't appear to be possible to delete it from the "Change the file type associated with a file extension" ...
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Run Command Prompt as Administrator by Default on Windows 10

After the recent upgrade to Windows 10, the good ol' AppCompatFlags method no longer works. Which is something like this - Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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Missing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/COMPONENTS

A line from CBS.log CBS Failed to load the COMPONENTS hive from 'C:\windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS' into registry key 'HKLM\COMPONENTS'. [HRESULT = 0x800703f1 - ERROR_BADDB]
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Unmountable boot volume blue screen, what should I do?

I was trying to install an update from NVIDIA for my GTX 560, but while it was installing, my computer shut off. After a few minutes, I turned it back on. It got to the Windows boot screen and then ...
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Lock screen image change in Windows 10

I need to change the Lock screen image. By default, "Windows spotlight" is selected. Is there a way to change this to "Picture" using the registry settings (regedit)? Tried below things: Set ...
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Linux equivalent of Windows Registry

What is the Linux equivalent of Windows Registry? If there is no equivalent or similar structure in Linux, how are the things that are done by the Windows Registry handled in Linux?
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Outlook 2003 as default email client in 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm trying to help someone configure Outlook 2003 as the default email client in their 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium installation, but this program never appears in the list of "Default Programs" ...
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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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change a software version through registry editor

i was wondering that can we change the version of a software through registry editor or something like that. i actually installed a game (need for speed) that was asking for a particular driver ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar: Never combine, always hide labels

Is there a way to never combine task bar icons, but still not display their labels? This worked on Windows 7 with a registry hack found here, but it doesn't work as expected on Windows 10. It is ...
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Add a Word 2016 startup folder for macros in the registry

I need to set a startup-folder for my macros for Microsoft Word 2016. I thought that adding a "AltStartup" registry key would work - because it works in excel but it does not seem to work with Word. ...
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Adware Crossrider removed, yet dll error still pops up at login

Recently I have used a bunch adware removers (Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, CCleaner, etc.) along with AVG Antivirus, trying to cleanse the adware Crossrider in my Win7 machine. I have found adware ...
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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 to edit keyboard registry settings for keys with 3-character scan-codes?

I have an Apple mini-USB keyboard I am using with Windows 7. My ultimate goal is to permanently remap the F12 key to be "Delete" so I can log in with Control+Alt+Delete (apple's keyboard only has ...
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What is the purpose of the Enum\USB\ROOT_HUB Registry key and why do system processes access it

One of our Domain Controllers is throwing the following event message twice almost everyday for a couple of weeks now: PROCESS NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe SESSION ID : -1 DOMAIN NAME : ...
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How to add custom menu to windows Toolbar

I am trying to add a menu to the Windows explorer's toolbar in Windows 7. While searching I came to know that this is possible by adding some keys to registry. So I added the following keys to ...
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Change audit policy through the Registry

I'm developing an application to read audit event log entries. But I'm stuck on my home notebook with Windows 10 Home and I can't start gpedit.msc or secpol.msc. Thus I have to enable logon audit ...