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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Add item to “New” context menu in Windows 8 for only one user without admin rights

I am trying to edit the registry on my windows 8 computer so that I can create a batch(.bat) file from the "new" menu. The only problem is I don't have admin rights. So I was doing some research and ...
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Side effects of changing the “RegisteredOwner” key

I changed my username long ago for my Windows 7 computer, but one outstanding issue is some applications still know me by my old username. A quick registry search found the name under ...
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How to add a program in registry using batch file?

I want to add an .exe program to this registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell I tried this code @echo off reg add ...
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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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cpu idle state - power plan windows - high pitched noise

I have a Dell XPS 15 9530. One famous problem is the "coil whine" or "high pitched noise" issue. The noise only occurs when (a) the cpu is in IDLE, (b) battery is fully charged. This suggests that ...
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Screen (not Lock Screen) Timeout Stuck at 1 Minute

I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo T440p with Windows 8.1 Pro) and was having the following issue: the screen would lock (screen would go black and require a password to get back in) after 1 minute. ...
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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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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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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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Command line registry edit

I seem to have a problem with a reg command that I'm trying to add by cmd. Any ideas how I can fix this syntax error, since the command dosent seem wrong... reg add ...
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Recommended value for NoDriveTypeAutorun? [on hold]

The AutoRun feature of Windows can be controlled through the Registry by tweaking these values: Current User: ...
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Registry settings for autocomplete “default” options in IE8

I use autocomplete paswords for many sites, but every time I need to change from default option "No" to "yes", because the default value of message: "Do you want IE to remember this password" is "NO" ...
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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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Enable TLS 1.0 using registry

I am trying to enable TLS 1.0 in the client side computer .The client side computer is windows XP with IE 6 and server is windows server 2012 R2. In our server TLS 1.0 is enabled and SSL 3.0 and 2.0 ...
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Adding sites to Internet Explorer 11 Compatibility View list

With IE10, I could add selected sites to Compatibility View via the registry with something like registry setting for IE's compatibility view settings to add a site?, so it was easy to push these ...
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W8.1 won't boot “Your PC did not start correctly”, Startup Repair error : “root cause found: registry is corrupt”

My PC (Windows 8.1, dual booting with Windows 10 Dev Preview) won't boot, every time I try it just goes to Automatic Repair which always fails. Things I tried: Safe mode doesn't work (goes to ...
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Removing deep freeze enterprise

I have a second hand business computer that has deep freeze enterprise, and I do not know the password nor access to the OTP. I've looked around and have found instructions for the standard version, ...
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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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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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Canon Registry Keys Remain after Uninstallation

I have a Canon printer but have found that with it installed I can't correctly install MySQL (there are threads about this problem). So I uninstalled the Canon files, reinstalled MySQL and found that ...
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registry edit remove pinch and zoom on surface pro 3

My daughter has CP and her hand enables the pinch zoom - is there a way to disable pinch zoom on the surface pro 3? I have contacted microsoft multiple times, they state you can disable touch ...
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Forcing Windows Store apps to install on a non-system disk in Win 8.1

I am trying to force Windows Store apps to install on a non-system disk E. I have modified the following registry setting in Windows 8.1 x64: ...
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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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Changing Windows 8 system font

On a typical English machine, changing the value of MS Shell Dlg and MS Shell Dlg 2 under FontSubstitutes will modify the font used on menus system wide. However, it doesn't seem to work on my ...
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Where can I find the local password policies?

I would like to export the password policy keys to a .reg file so I can apply them across multiple systems easily. Are the password policies stored in the registry? If so, where?
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Missing regedit folders

I don't use regedit much but almost every time i do, i run into issues with missing folders. I think i can simply make new ones and it will work but i was wondering what the issue is? To use a ...
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Windows 8.1 automatic repair loop - repair registry

In this question I asked if it's possible to enable system protection from the command prompt. There hasn't been any progress toward doing that, so I thought I'd ask specifically about repairing the ...
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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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Why don't .xml attachments in Outlook open in default program?

On Windows 7 and Outlook 2013, attachments saved as .xml seem to open in Internet Explorer regardless of what is set as the default program. In Control Panel, under Default Programs, I have .xml ...
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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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Reading a .reg file exported from an old install?

I formatted my computer (Win7->Win7 fresh install) a few months ago, and before I did so I exported the registry to a file (Along with the usual folders) just in case. Now I need to get at some ...
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IE11 - Registry key to enable menu bar and favorites bar to all users

I am upgrading Windows-7 Service Pack-1, 32-bit computers from Internet Explorer-8 to Internet Explorer-11. After the upgrade is complete, the Menu bar and Favorites bars do not show up when ...
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Fixing .lnk files in Windows 8

How can I fix .lnk file association in Windows 8? I can see how to do it for Windows 7 (How to reset shortcuts (.lnk file) in Windows 7?), but am not sure if the solution will be the same. I don't ...
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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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How to get rid of non-hidden WAN miniports in device manager

I found plenty of WAN miniports device in my device manager.like the screenshot. They should be hidden by default,now i just want to do two things i don't know why they show up now.I want to hide ...
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How to merge Windows registry hives directly without converting them to an intermediate text based file? [closed]

Help! I'm going to get fired if I can't figure out how to do this by tomorrow. Microsoft Windows stores its registry databases (known as "registry hives" - there's actually a backstory to the ...
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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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Cmd.exe default registry keys

My cmd.exe registry settings are messed up for font, size, etc. Could someone tell me the default values or give a link to .reg file that will restore these settings? I tried looking for this on the ...
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Why can't I change Window 7 registry key?

I want to change a Windows 7 Registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SOFTWARE->Classes->CLSID->B54F3741-5B07-11cf-A4B0-00AA004A55E8} -> InprocServer32. I ran regedit as administrator. But ...
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Change AppData path for specific Program

I need to change the path of AppData of specific programs. Example of these programs: MATLAB 2014a Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1
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How do Shareware apps expire on Windows? [closed]

I have some sharewares that are time bound. When I used to run these on XP, probably due to registry access thing, the time never incremented. I mean, a 15 day trial app would be stuck at "1 day ...
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Possible malware modification of Windows registry entry

I found a strange entry in Windows registry on two of my PCs, and posted it as a question on Stack Overflow, here: ...
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recover deleted registry keys

I accidently deleted the keys of my loaded NTUSER.dat file instead of unloading it. The file is still about 15mb big, even though all the keys are gone. Is there any way I can recover the keys?
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Why doesn't WindowsUpdate Policy in Registry does exist for me?

I am running Windows 7, and I can't fix my Windows Updater. I heard that I have to reset this registry key for that to work: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate But it simply ...
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How to change the label of USB flash drive that gets assigned to default drive letter (“F” in this case)

I have a USB flash drive (FAT32 format) with the label "DT100G3" If I assign the drive to the letters "G" or "J" the label shows on Windows Explorer. However, if I assign the letter "F" to it, the ...
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Remove Recent Places from Windows 7 Favorites using Batch or Registry?

How do you remove the Recent Places shortcut from the Favorites side bar in Windows 7 using a batch file or from the registry? For example, when running a batch file to configure, add, and remove ...
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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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Local Profile To Domain Roaming Profile Desktop background black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...
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“Always use this program to open these files” is grayed out. Why?

I inadvertently set the Registry Editor to be the default editor for *.txt files. Now when I go to change the default, "Always use this program to open these files" is grayed out. This is the case ...