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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How can I refresh my PATH variable from the registry, without a reboot, logoff, or restarting explorer?

I've made some changes to the %PATH% variable in the registry. Now, I'd like to see those changes applied without having to go so far as a logoff, reboot, or reload of Explorer. Is there a way this ...
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Unable to uninstall or remove adware “Browser Shop” from browser

few days ago i opted for auto-installation of some software and i believe this adware was installed along with it. I uninstalled the software and did removed this adware extension from chrome, also ...
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Delete entries of missing files in Programs and Features and Registry

I used to keep all my program files by installing them in a separate drive. Just about yesterday, I attempted to expand the drive but my computer turned off in the middle. All my Visual Studio, and ...
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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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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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Uninstall Lexmark s300 from XP

I had a Lexmark S300 Wireless printer. It has not worked for years!! I recently replaced it with a HP6830. The 6830 works fine, great printer, wireless. The only problem is it will not scan from ...
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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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Registry access denied

I edited ["HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"] and set the administrator permissions to "Deny". Now, when I try to open any file it gives me this message: ...
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Why is my 32bit ODBC connection not showing up in odbcad32.exe?

I have a Windows 7 64bit system that must run a 32bit application that accesses a MSSQL Server 2005 express via an ODBC connection. After installation everything was working fine. Now a few weeks ...
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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 ...
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ekrn.exe is constantly writing to my HDD

I installed Windows 7 about five days ago, and I realized that the system is constantly using my HDD. I turned off file indexing, and every other services, without any effect. Now I downloaded ...
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Keyboard mouse trackpad disabled at windows 7 login

I'm unable to log into windows 7 account and here's how it happened: I tried to fix some sleep/wake-up problem by disabling wakeup option for all devices listed by the powercfg command. after couple ...
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How to add a program in safe mode start up registry using batch script?

We have a custom student computer activity monitoring software. I need a batch script to add this program in start up registry so no one can avoid by using safe mode. I want edit this registry ...
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Change mic jack to headphone jack?

I know this is possible using a registry tweak but I've been unable to find it again. Anyone know it? Using this for an asus eeepc 1005ha
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I have 3 folders in IE favourites that I am unable to remove/delete. Help please

I have 3 folders in IE favourites that I am unable to remove or delete.I keep getting a message for each folder "This is no longer located in C:\Users\Bob\Favourites. Verify the item's location and ...
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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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USB ports stopped working (code 19)

Last week all usb ports of my laptop Lenovo B575 with Windows 7 stopped working but on Linux everything is all right. I've figured out in Device Manager that the problem lies somewhere in the registry ...
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Where in the registry does Windows store the file types that can be opened by a program? [duplicate]

After installing some programs, they appear in the "Set Your Default Programs" list. Selecting one of these and clicking on "Choose defaults for this Program" brings up a list of all extension and ...
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How to snapshot and diff Windows registry and the the file system? [duplicate]

I'm solving the following problem - I'm installing software on Windows and it makes the system unstable for some reason. Windows starts crashing soon after. I want to know what changes it made to the ...
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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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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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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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Copy parts of Windows registry?

I'm reinstalling Windows 7 tomorrow and to save myself some downloading and installing I wanted to copy my games. This won't just work, as some info is probably saved in the registry. This is why I ...
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Change How Application Closes via the Registry

I'm trying to set up a program to close whenever there is mouse or keyboard activity, but I'm not sure how to do it. Is there a registry key I can add to do this?
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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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Which part of the registry to save/restore over Windows re-install

Windows has become flaky again and it's time to reinstall. On C:, which the re-install with format, I have only Windows and a few programs, such as Google Chrome browser, which don't think I can be ...
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LehnDuerr in registry?

Found "LehnDuerr" in my HKEY_Current_User registry. It has a subregistry "initialize" and no value set. Can't find anything on this in the forums? I do development and am having problems with my ...
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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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Program not launching from registry run key

I have a program which I install using an NSIS script. The final step in the installer is to write to the registry Run key and have the program run on startup. I've confirmed that under ...
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How do I disable windows 8.1 gestures via regedit? (details)

I've followed others instructions. For what I'd like to do, all I can find is the suggestion that updating the Synaptics driver will create the option in control panel>mouse>*. I was successful in ...
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How to recover my .xml default icon?

My XML files are showing the unknown programs icon. Why can't I change the icon? I looked it up in the registry, but I found no error. Look at the following: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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Fixing broken thumbnail previews

I'm not 100% this is the right place to post this, so please let me know if so. A while back I had to develop a custom thumbnail preview for a file format for a piece of software I was working on. I ...
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How to open console2 (or any other exe) through the explorer location bar

Often I want to do something in CMD or Python with files in a particular folder so I open the folder, click on the location bar and type "cmd" or "python" (then hit Enter) and, respectively, CMD or ...
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How can I change a file type's default program while keeping its current default icon on Windows 7

Let's say I want to open XML files in Notepad, I can change the default program through Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program. However, that ...
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What values are defined for the SpecialAccounts/UserList key and what I is their purpose?

I have an old program from 2010 which uses the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList key. You can add DWORD values under that key. The ...
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How can I change the Windows 7 taskbar position (overriding GPO, Registry Editor, Admin. Rights)?

I run the computer center of my Faculty and the problem is that users manage to change the Windows 7 taskbar position. I don't really know how they do this as far as I have applied many group policies ...
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Window popup appears in the center of screen instead of window center

In multiple programs, the popup windows are appearing (cascaded) in the center of the screen instead of the middle of the Windows program that calls the popup. In the past, the system was working as ...
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Is it possible to change Windows 7's Quick Launch icon size? Maybe registry?

I recently found out you can enable Quick Launch in Windows 7. The only problem is that the icons are slightly bigger than the original taskbar icons so there's a little gap on the bottom of the ...
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Reflect HKLM/SOFTWARE/Policies registry changes to HKCU/Software/MS/Win/CV/GPOs

Ok so I have a Local Group Policy (under Computer Config, not User Config) to force install extensions in Chrome. This policy needs to run for every user of the computer. The value is going to change ...
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Block every USB but one Windows 7 Registry

I want to disable all new plugged in USB Sticks by a User, but want to keep my only one Stick still accessable. For example I plug my "Master"-USB in and I can transfer Data to it. Another user ...
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Most programs not visible in Programs and Features in windows 7

The issue I'm having is that only a small percentage of programs show up in the "Program and Features" section of Windows 7, where a user can uninstall programs. Formerly known as add/remove programs. ...
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Adding key to registry

I would like to create a batch file, that will add registry key, not manually, but full automaticly by .BAT file. This link goes about adding everything but not the key. This link shows how to add ...
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Is there a registry key to tell windows to delete a file at next startup?

Is there a registry key to tell windows to delete a file at next startup?
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User Access Control no longer opens

I can not run programs as Administrator, because I tried to do this, and modifying the value in the registry didn't do what I wanted to do, I thought that it would stop asking for passwords and let me ...
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How can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...
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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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Changing default Java Runtime Environment from 1.8 to 1.7

I'm currently trying to change the default JRE on my computer from 8 to 7. I was attempting to fix a glitch involving the game Minecraft by updating to the JRE8 beta build, but it seems like that ...
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Edit another Windows install's registry

I have a hard drive plugged into my computer here which I'd like to edit the registry for. When opening up "regedit," it obviously loads the local Windows registry. Is there a way to load the Windows ...
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All windows minimized every 12.3 seconds then a mouse click emitted

Yep, it's pretty specific, I know.. I have a user that has this issue: While using his laptop (ThinkPad T420) and having any number of windows opened, something will close them every 12.3 seconds ...
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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 ...