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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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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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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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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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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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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server 2012 r2, no rdp no kb no mouse

got a tough one for ya. pretty sure its registry/ windows updates related. restart server one day on bootup no kb or mouse work through local console. no remote desktop working or ikvm from the ...
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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 ...
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Disable Java updater in registry

Java updater ask for downloading new updates. How to disable on many computers in domain this feature? It is this checkbox: But seems to be impossible to uncheck it in registry. I tried: 32-bit: ...
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Windows - Location of Service Account certificates

While importing certificates in Windows using the Certificates snap-in of mmc, we have 3 options for the certificate store - Computer Account, My User Account and Service Account. I found out that ...
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Windows export PATH configuration

A have a many variables in the PATH and I want to export and reuse them. Is that possible? (something like a .reg file)
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Is it worth cleaning the registry?

I have heard that you should keep the registry clean on Windows. Is this actually important or is it just myth?
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Determine size of registry

How can I determine the size of my registry? I'm trying to backup my registry, and its taking a long time. I din't think there was a file path I could go to to check its' properties like any other ...
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Track file and registry changes made by a program as it is running [duplicate]

As part of a malware test thing I am doing, I need to be able to use a program that I can bind to an executing Windows service to track file and registry changes it makes. How could I do this? I would ...
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Windows 7 adding context menu entry

I followed this tutorial which explains how to lock an unlocked bitLocker drive without restarting explorer. This works perfectly. However, when I click "Lock Drive" in the context menu I get: ...
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Check Windows XP update existence in registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\< SID >\Patches\< SQUID >

At the moment HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\< SID >\Patches\< SQUID > has following keys: MSI3 REG_DWORD 0x1 State REG_DWORD 0x2 ...
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What is the difference between Run registry key and Startup Folder (in Start Menu)?

What are true differences between the two? Both serve the same purpose: to run a program on windows startup. The obvious differences are: User can easily manage Startup Folder Run registry seems ...
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Creating a similar application structure to the PortableApps format with ThinApp

I want to create a similar application structure to the PortableApps format vith VMWare Thinapp, but without the Source and Other folders. I don't need a lot of .ini files in order to save ...
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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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Change default file name for “new” context menu items

I recently customised my "New" context menu to my likings by adding HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to it and removing the others though they have values I want to change if possible. For example, HTML ...
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Run registry key Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to run a script on start-up using: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Reg_SZ:"C:\Temp\File.bat" It works fine on X32, but not on x64. Is there maybe a policy locking ...
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Why doesn't the windows registry know how to interpret or expand %temp%?

I have a registry entry in the Run key as follows: type = REG_SZ, value = test, data = %temp%\test.exe When I reboot my machine test.exe does not run, but if I do the full path of the temp folder ...
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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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How to test out Windows 7 applications to see if you like them? [duplicate]

When a portable version of a Windows 7 application is not available, what is an effective way to test it out to see if you like it? I define effective as: Not time consuming Leaves no (or minimal) ...
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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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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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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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Reg.exe Offline registry edit

Ok I want to edit an offline registry entry from WinPE, if I am booted into the OS (32bit) the reg key is: hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\mountmgr\noautomount So I boot into WinPE and run ...
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Can I safely remove *.msi and *.msp files that are in C:\Windows\Installer but are not the mentioned in the registry?

My C:\Windows\Installer folder has grown over 10 GB. I noticed that some *.msi and *.msp files are in C:\Windows\Installer but not the mentioned in the registry (e.g. I can see a file named ...
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What is a faster way to search the Windows registry?

Because the Windows registry is a hierarchy, the way regedit is laid out makes typical searches inefficient and slow. Typically, when performing a search in regedit, you highlight the first line ...
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How to restore the folder option in windows XP (which has been deleted by VIRUS !?)

Because of a Brontok virus .. my explorer is not showing FOLDER OPTION in TOOLS menu .. Is there any Registry edition to fix this ? By the way I tried GPEDIT (gpedit.msc using run) There also (as it ...
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Granting access to a registry key in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class

I have some commercial software that is protected by a 3rd party soft license. This week the 3rd party licensing failed and I tracked it down to when it was trying to access this registry key: ...
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Is there any software or registry hack to add a specific item to the context menu for specific executables?

Is there any software or registry hack to add a specific item to the context menu for specific executables or associated file types to those executables? For example, right clicking a.ext would have ...
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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 ...