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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Registry Key Controlling Start Button in Windows 8.1?

This is related to How to hide “Start” button in Windows 8.1?. I've got the useless, castrated, Microsoft provided start menu next to a 3rd party start menu. I'd like to remove Microsoft's useless, ...
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How to find what is bloating my windows registry

Recently, my msi installations begin to took too long. I researched the internet and found this; http://www.tachytelic.net/2012/03/extremely-long-delay-trying-to-install-msi-installer-packages/ The ...
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How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows XP or 7 from Registry?

How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows 7 and/or XP from Registry? I want to automatically replace a driver with my created driver. I used PendingFileRenameOperations key in ...
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How do I find the Hex Values that I need to use for the thread below?

In this thread How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7? it talks about how you can hide drive letters for specific users. I am trying to follow Nathan Hinkle's answer but I am at a wall ...
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In Windows 7 Where/what are (if any) the settings that bypass the switch user screen and go directly to the authenication screen?

I have Group Policy set from windows 2008R2 domain controllers. The clients are all Windows 7 (Ultimate) machines. I have a group policy set that locks the clients after 5 minutes of inactivity. Each ...
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Windows theme resets everytime computer is restarted after registry modification?

I had gotten bored one day and changed the colors/fonts of the command prompt, then finally i wanted to, undo this and change the color/font scheme of the windows command prompt cmd.exe back to the ...
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Unhide the administrator account

I hide my administrator account using regedit\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\DWORD (32bit) Value\ set the value to 0. But 'yes' ...
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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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How to eliminate Registry entries, long after the software was uninstalled

How to eliminate Registry entries, long after the software was un-installed, and I have already (Using Full Permissions) manually deleted them many times. They keep coming back. Each night I run ...
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“file.myext” is not a valid Win32 application

I have written a registry that creates .myext. Double-clicking on my file.myext refers to my executable file (converted from a batch file that opens a .jar) which then opens my notepad application. ...
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Modifying the System Path variable from cmd

I am trying to modify my system Path value. I need this as I am doing an upgrade of the S/W and the users need to have access to the old and new system. I provide them with a toggle button which will ...
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How to access Windows Registry from actual real MS-DOS

How to access Windows Registry from DOS? I need to access registry from DOS, while I boot from DOS bootable disk. I've searched all the internet, and found only Offline NT Password and Registry ...
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Difference between Local Policy and Registry Key

I would like to understand the difference between this registry key, MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\MaximumPasswordAge=4,30 and the local computer policy settings via ...
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Windows 7 User profiles not functioning after SSD > HDD move

Windows 7 x64 Home P. OEM I decided to move my Users and ProgramData folders onto my secondary disk to save SSD space. I booted into "repair" mode on the windows DVD. Both drives are NTFS. The drives ...
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Run a Script before shutdown or reboot windows 7

I need a registry entry to a run once script at shutdown or reboot. I needs cleanup sensitive data after an installation. So even if the installation failed or got interrupted, i may not leave data ...
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How to make SmartBoard floating tools dock on the right?

I work in IT for a university. We're creating new system builds for the new school year, and some computers are connected to SmartBoards. We want the floating tools to stay docked on the right hand ...
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Difference between a stand-alone executable file, and an installed executable?

I have noticed on Windows, at least, that you can download a direct, statically-linked executable file and launch it directly, or write your own program and executable it (even dynamically) without ...
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export reg_sz key registry in hex format

I need to export a registry key of type REG_SZ using hex format because it contains some non printable values (00 and 0a). So when I export it as .reg using regedit I can't get a correct file. Is ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade to different language using registry

I have a Windows 8 Enterprise Demo in German right now and already set up everything over 3 months. Now I bought the Windows 8 Pro version in English and followed the steps on this page so I can keep ...
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Is it possible to give the full path to an executable in “Image Execution Options\*\Debugger”?

Image Execution Options (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options) with a key named after the executable and a string (REG_SZ) value is known to be ...
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How to hide more than one drive using regedit

Normally we can hide drives using regedit. But its possible to hide only one drive when i tried to hide another drive an error showing that the registry key name is already exist. if there any ways to ...
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How to find and delete multiple Windows registry entries?

I need to clean the Windows registry after manually removing a program. What I need to do is following. Find all keys, values, and data containing "something". Delete all keys, values, and data ...
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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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Increase granularity, range and curvature of the volume control slider

There is a common problem for USB speakers (such as Logitech SBS-150 in my case, for which Logitech provides no solution) and headphones- they are too loud. When you use the Windows volume control ...
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Capture registry change and re-apply them when needed

Is there a way to capture a registry change and re-apply it to other PCs? We have few PCs and we do configure programs like Outlook and other things in a special way to suit our needs, and now it is ...
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Enable registry editing (windows 7)

When logged on as a User and trying to edit the registry settings (executing a .reg file) i get the message "Registry editing disabled by your administrator". I know that this could be changed from ...
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Windows takes more time than usual to know that an executable file has been closed or is not used

Okey my fault, only my fault. Trying to speed up an old laptop, I searched for registry tweaks and perform many of them on this computer. Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bits. I found some of this tweaks ...
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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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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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right click on program > “%1” %* instead of run

I have windows 7 and downloaded a program (.exe possibly containing a virus), but didn't install it. Then I right clicked on the program > open with > notepad (always use this program not selected), ...
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pnputil.exe cannot enumerate any drivers - cant install necessary drivers either (driver store corruption?)

Executing pnputil.exe -e in an admin command prompt should list a bunch of drivers but it instead failed to enumerate any and says access is denied. I ran several windows update fixits (several ...
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Windows 8.x making all files open in desktop mode

When I setup Windows 8 I install a start menu system to make tasks smoother. However, I would like a one click script to make ALL files like images open with the Windows Image Viewer in desktop mode. ...
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Disable “Remember my credentials” on Windows 7 Home Premium

I would like to disable the ability to save network passwords (when connecting to \computer\share) on Windows 7 Home Premium. On Windows XP there was a registry setting to disable the checkbox ...
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Why do I have to import .reg file from RegEdit in Win7 and not from .bat file?

I have a .bat file that makes a call to a .reg file (something like: regedit mytest.reg). I run the .bat file as administrator but I get an error: "Cannot import mytest.reg: Error opening the file. ...
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How can I release the Win-L key combination to the underlying program?

I'm a Mac user (boo, hiss, I know) who's occasionally working on a Windows 8.1 partition on his Macbook. I've used AutoHotKey to remap several keys, and make my life easier by sharing the same general ...
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Windows 8 Regedit requires absolute paths passed in for registry files

I was building a set of batch scripts for our automatic build/test system which runs across different operating systems to set some conditions for the different environments and I noticed that Windows ...
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How to open a raw registry file (taken from another computer)?

I am working on digital forensic investigation case (not a real one obviously) and I have a raw image (.dd) from a Windows (NTFS) partition. I have to find out when a specific file was created. To ...
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How do I remove an old version of WinPcap?

When installing WinPcap 4.1.2 on Windows 7 I receive the following message "A previous version of WinPcap has been detected on this system and cannot be removed because in use by another ...
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“%1” in the “Open With menu” in Windows 8.1

While trying to choose the program to open some .TGA files, I clicked "Open with" and what I saw was that there is an option "%1", and it's selected by default. What is that? Is it a bug in registry ...
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Sticky notes on windows 7

I have Sticky notes running as a widget on windows 7. I would like to do the following Change that front to arial narrow and BOLD. I am aware of the font change fix. How do I get the bold in there ...
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Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
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Profile not loaded correctly (Cannot access registry)

Every so often, I log on and get the Following Message: User profile was not loaded correctly. You have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you ...
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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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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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No right click, No icons on desktop, Icons are in the taskbar instead?

My service laptop, running on XP for the moment, do not display any icon on the desktop nor allow to right click on the desktop. The desktop icons are instead located in the taskbar, I deleted the ...
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Enable security settings in Internet Explorer 7 via registry

I used to have a list of keys to enable various security settings within Internet Explorer 7 via the Registry. Specifically, I'm looking for the keys that enable SSL 2 and 3.
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Windwos 7: Registry Files… Incorrect

Issue Summary I messed up a couple values in my Windows Registry, I know which ones, I am having a hard time changing them back. Issue I was trying to change the default location for program ...
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How can I disable registry editing (with RegEdit) by a guest account?

How do I disable registry editing (with RegEdit) by a guest account in Windows XP?
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How to delete printers from the Registry in Windows 7

How to delete printers from the Registry in Windows 7 please Thanks, Trevor
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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 ...