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The quickest way is to do a fresh Windows installation. Blow everything away on the hard drive, including the partition tables. To do this, boot from the Windows Installation DVD/USB. When it asks you for your language, choose it and click Next. You'll see a link at the bottom to Repair you Computer. Click on the Command Prompt link. Type diskpart and ...


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REG files are regular text files. You can open small REG files with Notepad, but full registry exports can be hundreds of megabytes in size and Notepad won't be able to handle them. You can use Notepad++ or Sublime Text to view them. REG file structure is described on Wikipedia.


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This is interesting it's one that I've battled with on my two Windows 8 tablets and an all-in-one PC. I found a fix for one of my tablets which would be worth a go: Click on Start ORB Type settings in the search Click on Mouse (which will bringup a mouse control panel in desktop mode) There will be a tab at the top most likely far right which references ...


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Reference Syntax : Escape Characters, Delimiters and Quotes Escape Character ^ Escape character. Adding the escape character before a command symbol allows it to be treated as ordinary text. When piping or redirecting any of these charcters you should prefix with the escape character: & \ < > ^ | e.g. ^\ ^& ^| ^> ...


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In the end, I had to dig through the output from Process Monitor to see what other settings might be getting set (by who-knows-what) when I changed my screensaver settings. I found a registry key I haven't seen before: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\InactivityTimeoutSecs It was set to 60 (seconds). I updated it to 900 (15 ...


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The "Registered owner" is unrelated to any account's real name or username, except by coincidence (which would be reasonable to happen on a home computer with one human user)! Its only apparent purpose is to customize Windows's own About boxes (as seen with winver.exe), the System control panel applet (WinKey+Pause), and to provide a default for other ...


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DavidPostil is right in that you have to enclose the entire data string in double quotes, and then escape and double quotes inside the string to ensure it knows they are part of the string. In this case the entire data string you want to add is: xb'BV5!!!!!!!!!MKKSkEXCELFiles>VijqBof(Y8'w!FId1gLQ /dde /p "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft ...


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There is no positive functionality they would be missing by having AutoRun disabled. AutoRun is just a feature that makes it easy for less technical users to easily and quickly perform some tasks related to the USB device. If the user is not totally clueless about how to use a computer, AutoRun should be disabled. This should be the case in any business ...


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Since it's plain text, just split the file into parts. Previous question on this: How to split large file on Windows?


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You should try running a scan with Malwarebytes Antimalware. (Here - https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/) Its much better than Microsoft Security Essentials.


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As you suggested, it seems that this value is always malformed. If you remove the extra data, and then change the timezone, the extra data reappears. So it appears to be Windows itself that is doing this, not third-party software (malicious or otherwise). I don't think it is likely to have been intentional, it is more likely to have been due to ...


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As per the comment try creating registry key with the following code Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU] "DetectionFrequency"=dword:00000001 "DetectionFrequencyEnabled"=dword:00000001 "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000000 Open notepad and save the above content as ...


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Default CMD session settings are stored here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console You can just delete Console registry key. cmd.exe will re-create it with default values (probably from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Console, but im not sure). It is good habit to backup registry key before deleting. You can also create new Windows user and export default values to compare ...


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HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MINIE LinksBandEnabled to 1 AlwaysShowMenus to 1 .reg file Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MINIE] "LinksBandEnabled"=dword:00000001 "AlwaysShowMenus"=dword:00000001 Use a GPO to deploy that to all users, or however you want to force the keys.



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