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Because it is impossible. The registry has multiple root nodes, but only two interesting ones: LocalMachine and CurrentUser. Normally, the setup writes values into LocalMachine, and the running program ONLY writes into CurrentUser (actually, unless the setup messes with the permissions, the running program can't write into LocalMachine.) While keeping ...


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There are many reasons this is the case, however it is not the fault of Microsoft or the Windows operating systems. The following is a list of some the cases and reasons behind leaving registry entries: Bad programming - The developer did not write the application uninstaller properly and the registry entries are left behind. In addition to that, the ...


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In Windows Vista and later, you can accomplish this by setting the integrity level of the program in question to Low or Untrusted. One way to do this is to use the iacls.exe utility to set the program's integrity level. For example, suppose you want to set notepad.exe to low integrity. From an elevated command prompt, type: iacls notepad.exe ...


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Manifest files contain settings for Windows about how to handle the module at startup. As you already figured out, it can be embedded in the module itself or stay outside as *.manifest file. Normally the embedded one takes priority so that the external one won't count if the module has an embedded one already. The registry setting changes this behaviour to ...


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You have probably destroyed the permissions on C. This drive is special and one should never just overwrite brutally all its permissions, since they are very hard (even impossible) to recreate exactly as before. Try to repair Windows as described in How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7. This mode of soft installation will fix your currently installed ...


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You could try PE Network Configurator : PE Network Configurator or PENetCfg is a stand-alone utility that allows you to start and configure networking in Microsoft WinPE and BartPE. With PENetCfg you can do the following: Enable and start networking support if it's not started yet. List all Ethernet adapters on the running machine and ...


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The answer is I need to use the RunOnce method of HKCU instead of HKLM. The order in which windows execute the startup entries is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices <Logon Prompt> ...


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Straight off the bat - this isn't natively possible. HOWEVER! it may be possible through a script. Theoretically, you could write a small piece of VBScript to update the registry key every minute or two minutes with a new value by reading the screensaver start time. This Scripting guy post shows you how to read when a screensaver kicked in. If you do a ...


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From Reg add /? REG ADD KeyName [/v ValueName | /ve] [/t Type] [/s Separator] [/d Data] [/f] KeyName [\\Machine\]FullKey Machine Name of remote machine - omitting defaults to the current machine. Only HKLM and HKU are available on remote machines. FullKey ROOTKEY\SubKey ROOTKEY [ HKLM | HKCU | HKCR ...


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Walkthrough for adding a Custom Folder under "This PC". What you need: A folder you'd like to add (in this sample, I'll use "C:\Projects"). An icon for said folder if you want to use a custom icon (in this sample, I'll use "C:\Projects\projects.ico") A GUID (in this sample, I'll use "EB39BB71-9B3B-4C47-BB02-F35CFAED1685". It'll work for your first custom ...


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Not directly, but it is possible to create a situation where it would work. You can set security settings in the registry for user accounts, but not programs. You can also start a program as a different user. So in theory you could create a user account that can't modify, then specifically set that user to not have rights to modify that specific registry ...


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This might be a problem with a Windows parameter that was wrongly changed. As this seems to be a recent problem, restore Windows to a time before this happened: Log on to your computer as an administrator. Open the Control Panel by clicking Start, and then clicking Control Panel. Click System and Security, and then click System. Under the Control Panel ...


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Disable Windows Error Reporting (WER) in Windows 8 from Action Center settings in the Control Panel: Next open regedit and navigate to either of the two keys below: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting If it's not already present create a REG_DWORD ...



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