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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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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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136 views

Retrieving Windows XP product key from registry using Parted Magic

I've a laptop which has a Windows Vista licence sticker on it, but it was downgraded to Windows XP due to reasons. However, the HDD is broken (read errors and bad sectors everywhere) and it will not ...
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How can I perform Disk Cleanup on all user accounts that exist on a computer?

Can you help me with some ideas regarding a possible way that I can use for performing maintenance tasks on all computer users in one shot (e.g. Disk Cleanup, Registry Cleanup)? I would like to kill ...
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1answer
56 views

How to read info about installed programs from hard drive

I need to move a software from a laptop that I have not used in 3 years to my new laptop. Unfortunately I no longer have the AC adapter for the old laptop, and the battery is dead since I have not ...
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2answers
125 views

Windows XP PRO SP3- stop changes to security software registry key(s) set by unknown program

I have searched the site and the web for an answer to my problem without any luck. Not sure if this is possible but an unknown, hidden program/script/malware/rootkit keeps adding \??\ to the image ...
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3answers
81 views

Is it safe to delete the user account in Documents&Settings if the user has been disabled?

Having disabled User Account Fred with the command lusrmgr.msc, is it now safe to delete the user folder Fred from Documents and Settings? Can Fred be removed from ...
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43 views

Sequel: Where are folder icons kept and what is the mechanism? OS: XP SP2

A few weeks ago I asked this question and received some useful answers (from Nixda and Scott). Since then I've found that there must be another way of setting a folder icon other than by using a ...
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2answers
116 views

Where are the folder icons generated with the folder properties kept in the Registry?

Right click on a folder and select properties. Select the "Customize"tab. At the bottom select "Change Icon" etc Works very nicely. My question is: Where is this information held in the registry?
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1answer
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How to list all applications displayed from add/remove WinXP/Win7 via command-line?

I'm trying to list all applications installed that are displayed in the add/remove programs list (WinXP/Win7) via command-line. I understand that for Win7 it's called "Programs and Features" from the ...
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130 views

Update Local Admin Registry hive when profile does not exist yet

I have an issue where I need to target the local administrator account registry hive for several updates during an XP SCCM OSD Build. The problem is the account has never been used, it's password is ...
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Where are disabled autostart programs stored? Somewhere in the registry?

I know that the programs that run with Windows are stored in the registry under (inn both HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER): - /Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run - ...
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1answer
382 views

How to change meta data of a registry key?

According to Wikipedia: "The Windows registry can be edited manually using programs such as regedit.exe, although these tools do not expose some of registry's metadata such as the last modified date." ...
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1answer
268 views

Reg Import Logon Script; Windows XP

I've created a two line batch that checks for the existence of a file and if it exists, imports a reg key with the correct setting values. It needs to work with Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit) as well as ...
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3answers
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“autorun.inf” autogenerated in each drive generates EXE and PIF files in Windows CP [duplicate]

I have Windows XP SP2 installed on my laptop, its been infected by a virus, which creates autorun.inf in each of my drives as read-only, hidden and system file attribute being set, and which generates ...
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1answer
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How does Windows know which network adapter is a wireless device?

I'm trying and trying to find a value in the registry or through WMI (with wbemtest) which tells me that this network adapter uses a wireless connection. There are values in the WMI ...
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2answers
476 views

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\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList key. You can add DWORD values under that key. The program works on ...
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2answers
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How to stop auto-changing registry values?

My computer (Windows XP Home Edition SP3) is changing registry values by itself. Under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, I have DisableRegistryTools and DisableTaskMgr ...
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1answer
232 views

Prevent, or speed up, USB Flash Drive installation for computers?

Bit of a conundrum here -- We have over 400 touch-screen point-of-sale terminals that we use. We also have over 1500 USB flash drives that we use. At one of our events, each customer gets a flash ...
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1answer
621 views

Registry script to enable automatic updates for Adobe/Java

Is there a registry script or a one click system to enable automatic updates for the following? Adobe Flash Java Adobe Reader This way I can quickly enable these services to download and install ...
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1answer
173 views

What is this foreign language registry key? [closed]

Does anyone recognize this? It's under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software (and HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-....\Sodtware) on an English WinXP machine. I don't remember ever having installed something called 'PC ...
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1answer
573 views

Windows XP won't boot, not even in Safe Mode

If I try to start it normally, it will restart without even showing the boot logo. But in safe mode, it stucks while loading the System32\Config\SYSTEM registry hive. I know that usually this means ...
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1answer
115 views

Import backup registry on windows startup

Is there a way to import a backed up registry into windows if it does not start after using a registry cleanup service?
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1answer
586 views

How to run AutoCAD LT 2002 as a non-Administrator user?

When I launch AutoCAD LT 2002 as a non-Administrator user, it displays the error message You do not have sufficient rights to run AutoCAD LT and then quits. I also tried running it as Administrator ...
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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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1answer
708 views

Turn Windows feature on or off is missing, Windows XP

I'm an administrator on the machine but the option under Control Panel -> Add Or Remove Programs is missing. Does anyone know where the registry key is to enable this?
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1answer
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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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690 views

Disabling all write (cd burning) permissions for a specific group of users on all CD/DVD drives mounted in Windows XP Pro SP3

I want all users within 'Restricted' user group (Windows XP Professional SP3) to be able to read from CDs/DVDs they insert. I don't want these users to be able to burn any CDs/DVDs using CDRW/DVDRW ...
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Unmountable boot volume blue screen, what should I do?

I was trying to install an update from NVIDIA for my GTX 560, but while it was installing, my computer shut off. After a few minutes, I turned it back on. It got to the Windows boot screen and then ...
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2answers
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Unable to deactivate windows xp by modifying the license in the registry

I need to deactivate Windows XP so I can set it up with a new license. Every tutorial I've visited followed the same steps. (Example from eHow) The tutorials state that the 00BE timer file located in ...
2
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1answer
516 views

CHM files not opening from an executable on a network share

I have an application that resides on a network share that all the users in my office use. They have shortcuts on their desktops pointing to this software and all is honky-dory. When you want to open ...
0
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1answer
139 views

The Registry Key For 'Notify Me When (adapter) Has Limited Or No Connectivity

I'm trying to script some configuration parameters for network adapters and would like to enable the 'Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity' option. (On the connection ...
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3answers
437 views

Windows XP Corrupted Partitions

I have a Windows XP desktop system that has two partitions. The first one has all the windows related files and my documents and the second one has some big files that i use on my work. After a power ...
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1answer
198 views

Windows XP SP3 Reboots automatically every 1.5 -2 hours

I had a problem with ALURERON virus and I was trying to fix it and I deleted some registry enries for services in current control settings by mistake and now Windows XP restarts by itself every 1.5 -2 ...
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1answer
358 views

How to Change Application's Default Execution Priority

Is there a way to change an application's default execution priority in Windows XP? I've heard that an application's installer usually sets its priority, so I'm thinking that there must be a registry ...
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1answer
175 views

Windows Registry Tweaks [closed]

We all have heard about them but do they really work or just myth? Does running registry modifications of certain kinds really improve windows performance? Like ones that remove Access Time and other ...
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1answer
847 views

Product keeps trying to install on every startup after a fail

Product: Pervasive.SQL V8 Workgroup (v8.6) -- Error 1706.No valid source could be found for product Pervasive.SQL V8 Workgroup (v8.6). The Windows Installer cannot continue. I've looked in ...
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3answers
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How to repair xp corrupt registry file?

I have an instalation of windows xp. It has corrupt registry hive (SOFTWARE). I am able to access system32\config folder but I have no registry backup. System Volume Information folder contains only ...
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3answers
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How to fix corrupt registry

my registry seems to have gone corrupt missing certian permisions and wont let me edit certian strings. Can you recommend some freeware that fixes the registry
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1answer
92 views

IIS Server on XP Machine with tweaked registry and services

I have been trying for some time now to setup a webapp on my XP machine at home. Prior to doing this, I had tweaked the registry settings, fiddled with disabling and enabling servies, without ...
2
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3answers
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Show computer name on Windows desktop computer icon

I know how to do this in Windows XP, as explained in this answer, but it seems that LocalizedString in HKLM\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} is locked in Windows 7. Every time I try to ...
2
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1answer
85 views

What are the potential problems with importing registry settings from an admin account to a standard account in windows xp?

I have an application that does not work properly under a standard XP user account, with missing buttons and such. It does work properly under an admin account. I exported the Admin current user ...
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3answers
325 views

Track all registry changes XP Pro

Using any program - commercial or free - I want to have every change to the registry recorded and reversable. Even if I use regedit and (usually) mess it up myself. I want this to be automatic and ...
2
votes
3answers
198 views

Are these crazy values in Windows Registry?

While trying to fix a bizzare error message from a software package, I was poking around in the registry, and noticed that some values looked 'crazy'. For example: ...
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1answer
136 views

How do I hide explorer bar (Folders) when opening it with Windows+E

I'm sure that's a little piece of setting hidden somewhere, but still can't get rid of it for real. (Just to ensure that we are talking about the same thing, I am not looking for a way to hide the ...
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1answer
151 views

Xp repair won't start setup wizard [closed]

I ran a repair on my xp system and it will not get to the xp setup wizard. I have important data that is intact on the system so I do not want to format it if I can help it. Here is what iplan to ...
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1answer
379 views

What is the Windows XP equivalent of 'User Choice' in the registry?

What would be the Windows XP equivalent of deleting the key User Choice in the Windows 7/Vista registry (to restore the default program to be used to open a particular file extension)?
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1answer
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How can I remotely pass cmd commands which require admin privileges via psexec to a limited account user?

C:\PSEXEC \\mechaflash -u admin -p admin cmd.exe /C "REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /v WUServer /t REG_SZ /d http://WSUS_Server:8530 /f && REG ADD ...
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1answer
348 views

“shortcut” same type as MY COMPUTER where is it located?

Shortcuts such as My Computer or Outlook are generated by the system automatically. When we right-click on it and go properties, it usually opens a .cpl file(control panel extension) When you open ...
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1answer
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What do LowerFilters and UpperFilters CD/DVD driver registry settings do?

I am having trouble with a NEC ND-6650A DVD/CD drive not being recognized on Windows XP. The Device Manager gives me: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be ...