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regedit.exe is the inbuilt tool which provides direct access to the Windows Registry. Only tag if your question specifically involves using regedit.exe, otherwise use [windows-registry].

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How to ensure that the computer doesn't beep when put in sleep mode?

Putting this computer into sleep mode gives faint but noticeable beeping sounds synchronized with the blinking light. System and hardware info: Device name DESKTOP-GG6AA6L Processor Intel(R) Core(...
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How to change the "Welcome Screen" - "Input language" and the "New user accounts" - "Input language" aswell in powershell ? (WIN 10)

I'm currently having an issue on Win10. The problem : I want to set up the language of the pc for all the users and even the welcome screen to be "FR-BE" using powershell. Here's what I've ...
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How can I set the compatibility mode for an executable from inside a C++ program? [migrated]

I have been reading how to do this via a command prompt. I tried that. It worked. Then I tried to do it in C++ and failed. I expect this to have been an issue for someone in the past, but I did not ...
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How to add custom option in the right click menu (Windows 11)

I want to add an option in the Context Menu when right clicking on any file (Windows 11). I already changed the menu appearance so it looks like Windows 10's menu, and I already added an option in ...
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Problems in Adding File Types to 'New' Context Menu in File Explorer using regedit

Issue with Adding File Types to 'New' Context Menu in File Explorer I'm encountering difficulties adding certain file types to the 'New' option in the right-click context menu in File Explorer. If ...
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Context menu rename any file as "folder.jpg"

Simply put i want to make a context menu entry that renames an image file as "folder.jpg" When i view folders in the thumbnail view mode, the folders will show a thumbnail image of the file ...
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Trying to change Windows 11 registry, update seems to not do much

I am trying to change the key Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e Which is for ...
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Windows 10 Thunderbolt Multi-Screen Lock Issues

I've been using this thunderbolt dock for the last 6 months, no problem. I've got it plugged in to my laptop, using the laptop's screen as the main screen. For some reason, the signal became unstable (...
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How to disable Ctrl+T taskbar hide hotkey?

On Windows 11 I want to disable the Ctrl+T hotkey that hides/shows the taskbar so that it can be used to open new browser tabs instead. It seems to be a problem with PowerPoint; I am currently running ...
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Internet connection sharing issue Win7

Ive been sharing my connection for years and suddenly it stopped working. Naturally I check the sharing tab and i get "network sharing disabled by administrator " ive gone through many ...
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How to remove "Folders" and some other items in This PC window (Windows 10)?

Hello, I'm customizing the Windows 10 interface and wanted to remove the circled parts in explorer windows. I'm guessing that some can be removed via regedit keys. What should I look for? thanks!
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Windows 11 default taskbar pinned apps?

TLDR: I want to reset the taskbar pinned apps to the default (similar to the first login of a new user) I found taskband in regedit but this value isn't in the default user's registry hive. It seems ...
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Windows 11: Change background of inactive task bar icons

I would like to change the background of opened elements in the taskbar making it the same design as when I hover inactive elements. Now that Windows 11 has the ungroup feature in the taskbar, I think ...
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can't set properly a registry key to modify the Explorer left side

I've got this registry key and it actually creates an entry that redirects you to a folder, but I want to open a shortcut instead (.lnk file) and I can't figure it out how to make it working, since ...
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cannot connect through game bar to sea of thieves via windows 11

I have Steam Sea of Thieves. I have always connected to friends through game bar, right-click the friend, join game. I want this to work, not a workaround. It worked up until a new PC I just swapped ...
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Disable volume control Win 10

I work at a hospital and one of the nurse managers over a department is wanting the volume set to a specific level and to prevent users from adjusting it. It's a Windows 10 computer. Is there a way to ...
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Why does regedit.exe have HKCU permission for importing but reg.exe does not?

I have a .reg file with current user values. If I use reg.exe in a bat file to import it says: ERROR: Error accessing the registry. If I use regedit.exe there are no issues. For regedit.exe I use: ...
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Edit button grayed out for "Launch and Activation permissions" in DCOM Config -> Properties -> Security -> Customize

So my Windows 11 computer is currently randomly rebooting. Following the instructions at https://www.windowscentral.com/how-find-reason-pc-shutdown-no-reason-windows-10 I traced it back to this: The ...
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how to escape inside reg.exe windows registry - strange behavior

Everybody say that \ works as an escape inside reg.exe like: The REG command will interpret \ as an escape for the character that immediately follows it. source but I found it not a full correct ...
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How to save vpn password on computer using powershell

This is the code I use Add-VpnConnection -Name 'vpn' -ServerAddress 'vpn.server.com' rasdial 'vpn' 'username' 'password' When the VPN disconnects and reconnects, it asks the client to enter the vpn ...
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Regedit key is not found

Powershell: $paths = @( "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\PnpLockdownFiles\%SystemRoot%/System32/drivers/3ware.sys" ) foreach($path in $paths) { ...
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How to remove icon of a running program from system tray in Windows 10

Any way to do this, maybe through registry editor? What I'm trying to do is, I have a time tracking/keeping software running the whole time (to keep track of what my kids do on the pc), but the ...
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Windows machine trying to path into another machine using the network folder

Does anyone know what the registry change is to c$ into a system from the file explorer ?
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How do I add a register in windows via .bat or .reg file in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT for web apps to acesss it?

Context: We have some third party desktop applications installed on our users machine, and we would like to open them through our web applications links. I know how to create a URL Protocol manually, ...
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Registry key to stop removing HyperV after windows update [duplicate]

I have HyperV installed on Windows 11 Home. I know it's for Pro users only, but it can be installed on home as well. Actual Behaviour Every time there is a Windows update, hyperV gets removed and the ...
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Unable to set new owner on Windows Defender. Access is denied

I was trying to disable Windows Defender realtime scanning due to the inordinate amount of resources it uses. Yes, I am aware of the consequences. I have tired disabling the service in GPEDIT but can'...
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How to Add Fonts to PowerShell?

Requirements: I want to use PowerShell, not alternate console applications. I'm aware that I can work around the issue by just using a different console application. I don't want to change my system ...
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Shell Bags Registry - which resolution in use

I've been using windows registries to organize my folders (with a .bat file) every morning, I just change the location and size and open a window and change again and so on and so on, this is the ...
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Disable Bing Search on Windows Start Menu for Standard Users [duplicate]

I found that the How-to-Geek Guide - How to Disable Bing in the Windows 10 Start Menu works also for Windows 11 (or at least for versions prior to 22h2). I have more than one account on my machine, ...
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windows search bar background gets white even when is in dark mode

after disabling web search suggestions in windows search/start menu by regedit per that tutorial: edit explanation: windows is in dark mode, and this background is dark in dark mode, but it is not ...
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Random letters showing in Powershell script error making it so hard to find where the error stems from

I keep receiving random letters Powershell script error. I made a changing mouse scheme script based on system OS theme. I keep receiving random letters as shown in the image below when running the ...
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How to change the desktop icon font?

I am trying to change the font of the desktop icons. More specifically, I want to change it from Segoe UI to Rockwell Extra Bold. As far as I know, the only way to do it is in regedit, but the font ...
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Disable Safe Mode for Newer OS

To block standard users to log in , We are applying below reg key for Win11 Computers via GPO. But its not working. standard users Still log in to computer via safe mode. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\...
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Messed with Regedit trying to recover PC! What settings changes affect my PC negatively?

Hello everyone! This is a second post I found in my drafts (luckily) after my newer post got closed for vagueness. Setup: I was recently victim to being locked out of my PC thanks to MSconfig's ...
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I changed my user name in the registery and my user account doesn't work properly

I wanted change user profile name and was go to regedit in local-machine, microsoft, windows nt, currentVersion profile list and in ProfileImagePath change the name. But after this my user profile ...
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Some custom URI schemes not working on Edge

I've discovered the concept of Custom Protocol Handlers lately and have been using it to access some desktop (.exe) applications through my browser (which is Edge). I've registered many of my apps to ...
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Having issues with Windows 10/11 running dualbooted Zorin (Ubuntu Fork)

I'm having issues getting windows to run in AHCI mode. When I switch my bios into AHCI, windows bluescreens, as expected- but RegEdit isn't saving my changes to storahci and iaStorV to allow windows ...
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Issue remapping keys using Scancode Map in Windows 10

I am using Acer laptop, and have attached the hardware information here: The keyboard layout is as shown below: I find it annoying to use Fn+Page Up for Home and Fn+Page Dn for End and tried to swap ...
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Windows Defender - How can I temporarily disable calls to MpCmdRun -GetDeviceTicket using registry editor

I have noticed that calls to MgCmdRun.exe GetDeviceTicket -AccessKey <SOME_KEY> were causing glitches in a rendering application I am working on. I was wondering if there was a way I could ...
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Why isn’t any Windows 10 Pro autologon method working?

I have setup a Windows 10 Pro computer with local GPO and registry edits that is meant to be used only for internet browsing. So, I configured it with two local user accounts besides the main ...
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Add button on windows search result of start menu

Is there a way, maibe from regedit, to add a button in the section pointed by the arrow of the start menu: Because I saw that some programs do it. Eg: I want to add a button named Add link to desktop,...
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In Windows 11, what's the registry key that controls whether "details" side panel in Explorer is shown?

I frequently do in-place upgrade to Windows 11 since Windows Update doesn't work on my PC. After each upgrade, the "detail" tile on the right side of explorer will be hidden and I have to ...
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Please help me to get access to c: Drive because I messed up the permissions

I was playing around with permissions and In regedit I blocked C drive access. then I blocked the permission for C drive. and now I can't undo anything and change it back even tho I am the ...
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Cannot edit registry Windows 11

I always disable Windows defender on my machines via the registry editor, but this time I have run into a problem: first of all, I happen to have a Home version of Windows 11, so I had to install the ...
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Create a custom KSP in Windows 10

The setup: Certificates are stored on a server/HSM and domain users have a certificate for digital signatures. I want to configure Windows to request password and OTP whenever the user tries to use a ...
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Is there a way to force regedit and task manager to use dark theme in W10?

When using dark theme in Windows 10 and in browser on almost all sites, its extremely annoying that when occasionally you need to pop up Task Manager or regedit it breaks all the dark immersion. Is ...
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moved downloads and back and now i have 2 downloads folders

I accidentally moved my downloads folder to f drive and when i moved it back my f drive still looks like downloads and has all the downloads files please help i used registry edit to move it.
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Changed the ProfileImagePath with regedit to the target user folder, it still keeps asking for the old filepath

I renamed my main user folder C:\Users\oldName to C:\Users\newName and then changed the profileImagePath of that user in regedit in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\microsoft\windows NT\...
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How do I get "crypto shell extensions" back in to open with in windows 11?

I have installed openpgp and kleopatra. After installing it, most of the certificate file extensions like .p7s, .pem are opening with it. How do I change it back to crypto shell extensions? I want it ...
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Should I disable CoalescingTimerInterval?

I'm using win10, and I've been told that disabling timer coalescing will decrease input delay. Specifically, I should go to the below setting in the registry and create a 32-bit dword named ...
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