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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Disabling the Win+C hotkey for the Charms Bar in Win 8

I am trying to turn off the hotkey for the Charms Bar (Win+C) in Windows 8. Is there a registry entry to do this or some other way? I want to be able to use that hotkey for something else. Any ideas? ...
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Why won't normal uninstalls remove values from the registry?

Expanding on How do I remove residual traces of uninstalled software from the registry? -- every time I uninstall a program and then later look it up via RegEdit it's still there! Why are the ...
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How to Undo Merging Desktop Folders in Windows 8.1

I've found myself switching back and forth between my admininstrator account and my non-administrator account a lot lately, and what I'm doing while on my administrator account takes long periods of ...
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ShellNew Icon for “.” File Type

I have successfully created a ShellNew command so that I can create a new blank file with no file extension. The reg file looks like this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.] ...
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how to copy local group policy to other PC's with registry export

I need to copy Group Policy settings to about 30 other PC's (all windows 7 but not identical in usernames etc.). I tried to copy the User and Machine folder in the %systemroot%\system32\GroupPolicy ...
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How to disable Google Chrome's Auto-update feature?

I am using Google Chrome. I re-installed it today as it was crashing when I start it. I guess may be that this was due to any of my Extensions or Google Update. I disabled my extensions but it was ...
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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 to force Windows desktop background to update or refresh

If I manually change the background image in the registry, how can I force it to refresh without logging off? I know that bginfo does it, but I would like to keep things simple and not use any ...
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where in the registry does Windows store, with which program to open certain file types?

After installing Adobe PDF reader: *.PDF will be opened by the same. *.html with web browser. *.txt with notepad. If we want to make notepad++ a default editor of text files. I guess it simply changes ...
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Changing ALL System Fonts in Windows 7

I had a quick question about altering fonts in Windows 7 I was hoping someone could give me a hand with. I have a touch of OCD when it comes to consistency and am having trouble changing the system ...
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Disable Windows 8 Welcome Screen

I am developing a WPF window based application that runs in full screen. It's intended to work like an embedded system so I don't want to show any Windows logo screen or other similar information to ...
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How to restore the Process Name column in Process Explorer?

Currently, Process Explorer's window does not show the process name: (When I run Process Explorer as another user, the column displays correctly.) I have tried dragging all the column handlers, ...
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How would I add a RunOnce reg key on a remote machine to have a browser open a webpage

Context / Background / Info: I have local admin access (not domain admin) in a few computer labs that I manage and maintain. I have a script that I use (below) that will reboot computers and log in ...
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Adding messages to Win7 logon screen

I am following the tutorial here in order to change to logon screen, it's working so far. However I would like a little more functionality if possible. I am able to display a title by editing the ...
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Why does reg.exe runs three processes when my Windows 8 starts up?

Whenever I start up my PC (running Windows 8.1) I am able to see three windows of running reg.exe program for a flash of a second. Some times they are visible for a longer duration and that was when I ...
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Will it count as a new activation for Kaspersky if I clean system registry?

I have a Kapsersky PURE 3.0 license for 3 computers and 1 year. Now, PURE became Total Security Multi-Device, so I am using it instead of PURE. I already installed and activated it at two computers, ...
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Disable Hyperthreading in the Windows 7 registry

Some bios's Do Not have the option to disable Hyperthreading of the CPU, it there a way to disable it in the Windows 7 Registry? Or a tool or software? I know about msconfig boot tab (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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Adding cygwin on right click on windows explorer

I wish to add a command on right click menu in explorer that opens current directory with cygwin. For same I have successfully added these registries: ...
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Windows 7 Disable Proxy via cmd - and put in effect

Windows 7 (64-bit) Disable Proxy via cmd - and put in effect? I have found the correct registry key to change, and have code to change it. reg add ...
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Registry keys for CLSID info?

I don't know enough about registry keys to decide what is the best set of keys to use to gather info about CLSIDs special folder (name, icon and localized name). Taking the example of the "Computer" ...
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Adding a registry key in Windows 8.1 to enable downloading test drivers

I am trying to enable downloading test drivers on my Windows 8.1. The tutorial says that I should add the following key to the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Test Drivers - ...
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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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Disable XP SP2+’s FQP Requirement?

I finally gave in and decided to update XP to SP3. One of the things that bothers me about SP2+ and which caused me to put it off for so long is that it requires fully-qualified paths for file-types ...
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Context menu item like WinRAR, “Add to FILENAME”

I want to add a context-menu item like WinRAR added to files or folder's right click context menu by changing registry keys. In the picture, Add to "Screen Captures.rar" WinRAR gets that name ...
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Launching my application using windows RunOnce method

I'm running my application installer on Windows 7 startup followed by a system restart requested by the installer. Now for the approach I'm writing to RunOnce registry key so that my installer run ...
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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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How to include custom non-system folder under This PC in Windows 8.1?

I've recently upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 and noticed the restructured This PC folder, formerly Computer. What I want to achieve is to include custom folder under "This PC". What I've found ...
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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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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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SubInACL using accent in usergroup name returns error 1337

I'm trying to reset my registry permissions to default because something modified it and causing some problems. But when I replace the "Administrators" usergroup name with the translated one which ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from 'thinking' my c:\ boot drive is a network drive

I've a very strange problem with my Windows 7 SP1 x64 installation. The system has a 256 GB SSD with two partitions, c:\ and d:\. When I create a new folder on c:\, say c:\test and copy, and launch ...
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Where is the information about the position of a window stored?

Where is the information about the position of a window stored? An example: I start notepad.exe, and it starts neither minimized or maximized, but just a medium size window in the center of the ...
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How do I recover from “repair pending” error in SFC?

I am trying to fix an issue with Windows registry and services. I tried running sfc command but this is the error message I get? C:\Windows>sfc /scannow Beginning system scan. This process will ...
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What does it mean to “Enable Windows to prioritise external manifests”?

Some applications don't scale up well on high resolution screens. One proposed solution to this on Windows (for example, for Adobe CS6 applciations) is to "Enable Windows to prioritise external ...
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Term service will not start

I just reinstalled Windows 7 professional and the first and only thing I did was run these in the command prompt to enable remote desktop: reg add ...
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How to change Windows PE registry values from within Windows PE

I have a Windows PE (Win7) image which I can boot but the hostname is randomly set. I know I can change that behavior by setting the following registry keys: ...
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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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Unwillingly syncing network folder during program write to file

I am trying to write a program that does some reading/processing/writing. While everything works fine when I give my program a local path, I am faced with an unusual problem: huge memory usage when ...
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Windows xp audio terribly broken (need help)

So, it all started a month or more before when I had turned on my pc and didn't find the sound control in my taskbar. It always used to be there and fine. I tried to put it back there and I got this ...
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Internet Explorer: Set homepage for all users without GPO

I'm looking for a way to set the homepage of Internet Explorer (and possibly other browsers) for all Users through command line/Powershell, or any other method that doesn't use the domain policies ...
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How to add a registry key using .vbs?

I want to add a registry key (Dword=1) in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet \Control\StorageDevicePolicies using vbscript. How can i do that? HELP ME...
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How I do to increase System PTE's on Windows 7 and have them extend over page file?

How I do to increase System PTE's on Windows 7 Professional, and how I do to get these to extend over the pagefile? Here is my problem: Currently, Im configuring computers at a internet café. To ...
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“Create new text document” option missing from context menu

I noticed today that there is no longer a "Create new text document" option in my Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate) context menu when I right click. No idea how or when it disappeared, point is it's gone. ...
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Set my program files to a different drive, and then removed that drive. Can't install programs anymore

I set my program files directory to H:\Program Files\ via regedit at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion DWORDS: ProgramFilesDir, ProgramFilesDir (x86) Then, I removed the ...
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Server2012r2: Trusted sites greyed out in IE11

I have a problem with trusted sites definition in Win Server2012r2. I am not able to manually add any site since the "add" button is greyed out. My primary objective was to add particular web pages ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to CTRL on windows 7 with no admin rights and no third party applications

On my work PC, with no admin and a desire of not installing 3rd party stuff: How can i remap the Caps Lock key to function as CTRL? I'm aware of system wide registry hacks with this key: ...
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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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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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Registry or command line - Set fixed position of pinned task bar item

I am installing Google Chrome in addition to Internet Explorer 11 on several Windows-7 machines. After the installation, I would like to have Google Chrome set to the same position (#2) in the task ...