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 Shell Functions

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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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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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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Automated teamviewer 11 password override

I have to update TeamViewer permanent password on multiple machines. What is the minimal set of Windows registry values that should be exported/imported to override TeamViewer password on a different ...
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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 ...
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Convert Secondary Harddrive to AHCI from IDE

Sorry if I'm covering ground that's already been discussed, but I'm struggling to find an answer to my specific problem. I've recently (finally) managed to coerce my computer into upgrading to ...
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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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Run application from “LocalAppData” on Windows Startup

I want to make an app, that is located on %localappdata% folder (in a subforlder of it), to run on Windows startup, when it is installed for the user. I am able to do that if I create a string value ...
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Execute multiple commands with file association

Is it possible to execute multiple commands from a file association only from windows registry ? (e.g. without a script) So far I have tried the following : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\my ...
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Is there a way to open regedit to the current path in powershell?

I'm using the Set-Location commandlet to move into the desired path in the registry. Is it possible to run regedit to that it opens in that path? Sort of like if you go into cmd, cd to the path you ...
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Can't open a folder in windows 7 by double click

Can't open a folder in windows 7 64bit, by double clicking, it shows me that the default option for opening folder is "cmd" (it's highlighted when i'm right clicking a folder, and the "open" option ...
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Group Policy Editor on Windows 8 32Bit

I have "Windows 8.1 Single Language with Bing" installed on a device. I need to Enable "Do not display the lock screen" in Group Policy Editor (Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > ...
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CounterStrike Just-In-Time Debugger Error

CounterStrike 1.6 Game has been showing error message and force close. I uninstalled Game and after that I couldn't install it again. So I thought I should remove it from "Uninstall" dir of registry. ...
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Windows 8.1 missing font registry and fonts not working on startup

After installing some terrible fonts, my Windows 8.1 laptop has been having the weird symbols on startup problem detailed here, and while I've copied the font files over from another computer, my ...
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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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Disable all desktop notifications, without exception on Windows 10

I'm working on a build of Windows 10 for a very specific deployment. Going through the sysprep / image process etc.. I've noticed that even after disabling a load of notification options in the ...
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Modify registry without HID

I am working on a program that will not allow plugging in new USB HIDs but will allow devices like cameras, memory sticks etc. I have accomplished what I need with simple registry entries. Everything ...
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Add Show/Hide hidden folders to Windows 7 context menu

Recently I've been bugged by the fact that it is so difficult to turn on "Show Hidden Files" in Windows as compared to other OS (ie. Ubuntu). I've been searching for a way to add an option to "Toggle ...
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Unable to create a “Full Registry Backup”

Revo Uninstaller (a software to delete other program's leftovers) is able to create a "system restore point" but not "full registry backup". How to check what's wrong and how to fix?
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How to change ctrl key to AltGR key by editing registry?

I'm changing the Caps key to Ctrl by using this registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] "ScancodeMap"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,...
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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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Some file extension associations can't be remapped after a rollback from Windows 10 upgrade

I rolled back from a faulty Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade attempt. Despite the MS wizard suggested my computer was a candidate for the upgrade, it turned out to be a fiasco. Now I'm back to Windows ...
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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 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 remove FTDI's cached registry entries in Windows 7

I have an FTDI USB-to-comm-port device. I've noticed if I have to reprogram the device using FTProg that it doesn't properly reinstall the COM port driver/settings, if the device serial number stays ...
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Determine all autorun / run on login items with powershell

I am essentially trying to recreate the functionality of Sysinternal's "autoruns" tool. "Autoruns" indicates items that start on login, office addons; all sorts of goodies. Does the Sysinternals tool ...
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Prevent “- Shortcut” suffix when creating shortcuts on Windows 7

Some superuser answers and many other Google hits show that setting link to 00 00 00 00 for the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ will stop ...
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Change location of .gitconfig in Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2015 has Git integration, but it picks up a .gitconfig file used in my Cygwin install that has some problems (for one thing, it is a symlink, but even it if was a normal file it would ...
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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 "Suggested"....
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Why isn't this Windows registry command working?

So I'm trying to make a right click context menu option that will copy the path of a file in Windows 7. This is my registry stuff: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Copy path] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\...
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Renaming volume created via “DOS Devices” registry key?

Following the instructions in this question, I have created two drives that point to folders on an existing drive. Everything works great. The only problem is that they all have the same volume ...
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Autohotkey + custom Latin layout + non-Latin layout

Problem in which neither VK virtual keys nor ScanCodes don't help. Custom Latin layout is default input system. When switching from custom Latin layout to non-Latin layout, in non-Latin mode ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond limits in Windows Regedit?

I want to increase mouse sensitivity beyond the limits set in Windows 7 Control Panel. I found various mouse sensitivity settings in regedit under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse. Can I ...
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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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Microsoft Office 15 Applications display errors when attempting to preview in Windows Explorer

In Windows Explorer (WIN 7 Pro SP1, 64-bit), if I click on a file belonging to any of the 3 Office programs that Explorer will preview in the Preview pane, I get an error, and no preview is generated. ...
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Powershell script to run a .reg file on remote computers

I have tried creating a batch file using PsExec to update registry settings on remote computers without success so I am now trying to use Powershell. I have compiled the following script by using ...
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PC taking 3+ minutes to boot (I think) because Windows Explorer is constantly trying to delete registry items

I am running Windows 8.1. After I log in, nothing comes up on the screen for 3+ minutes, and then after that Windows Explorer opens and then all my other startup programs run. I am able to CTRL + ALT ...
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Windows Registry - SAM log, what identifies a failed log on attempt?

I am new to the registry, I am looking at a log and trying to determine when the last failed login attempt was for the Student user..how would I determine this? Thanks in advance! Sun Aug 2 19:44:...
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Windows Registry placeholders %1, %L, %*, [duplicate]

I've noticed that in the registry some placeholders are used to replace text strings when calling OS sub-systems... %1 is easy to understand... My question is what %L means ? Are there more ...
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Can't sign in to Windows 10 with Microsoft account

I'm trying to follow this answer: Edit your registry HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\StoredIdentities Here, you will see the account that is giving you trouble. Delete ...
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Modify “Open command window here” context menu call

I've recently started using cmder instead of Window's default cmd prompt and I'm really loving it. I'm at the point now where I want to replace all instances of cmd.exe being launched with cmder.exe ...
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Ask registry value status & use computer name as registry value

I have made a .reg file where I set certain registry values. but I need to have a printout of situation before and after. So how can I easily read out all reg values (within this regfile)? And is it ...
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Should I use registry cleaners? [closed]

I have a computer that has had some registry issues. I repaired my Windows installation, however I would like to ensure that there aren't any more issues. I read that you can use this method by ...
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Windows disable enhancedpowermanagement by default

I use many USB HID devices and since Windows 8, the Power Management disables them by default. I wrote a script to change that, but I don't want to have to run this script every time I add a device. ...