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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 interface and third party applications all make use of the Registry.

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How can I restore all Programs from a corrupt Windows 10 System to a new Install of Win 10

I have a corrupt Windows 10 (in Windows.old) and could install a new entity of Windows 10 in Windows on C:. Can I restore all Programs from my windows.old by transferring the Registry hive under ...
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Outlook Blocked senders mail list

I've developed an Outlook add-in that moves selected emails to the junk folder and creates a text file containing the reported email addresses. I aim to use this text file as a blocked senders list. ...
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Registry Export result in error writing the file

I get error message when exporting the entire registry, and after some debugging, I found the issue is from the below 2 folders. Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control Computer\...
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Cannot Delete Registry Keys

I am trying to delete the registry keys provided in the attachment below in order to change the order of other context menu values but regedit prevents me from doing it. What I have tried: Running ...
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Restored favorites link in file explorer navigation pane missing dropdown arrow (Windows 10, 22H2)

On Windows 10 22H2, I've restored the Favorites link in the Explorer navigation pane with a Registry tweak, however there is no arrow or dropdown menu, effectively making it useless. I've done so much ...
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Why can some HKLM entries be read on 64-bit PCs but some cannot from VB6

So our software is used by one of our customers on legacy Windows versions because they're in an industrial,air-gaped setting and they have Windows XP and a bunch of old servers that are the only ...
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Removing User Account through Registry using .BAT [duplicate]

I am not the best at scripting but do know enough to write and modify to do what I want. This is an Enterprise environment and after adding a computer to the domain, we would like to delete the user ...
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What exactly does Chrome store in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs

When I search for topics like moving chrome settings from one machine to another, I often see a references to the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs. Looking at it, I ...
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Windows Registry Shows Windows 10 Pro Despite Running Windows 11 Pro

My laptop is running on Windows 11 Pro, and the system settings indeed confirm that it's running Windows 11 Pro. However, when I use PowerShell to query the registry for the Windows version powershell ...
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Edit Windows Registry to turn off Outlook Calendar Feature: "Shorten appointments and meetings"

Is there a way to edit the windows registry to turn off the Outlook Calendar Feature: "Shorten appointments and meetings"? I don't want my meetings to automatically end early but I am unable ...
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ODBC entry is working but not visible in ODBC Data Connections

At my work we have Windows 10 and we use ODBC to connect to databases from SPSS, Rstudio and other apps. Recently we added a new registry entry to register a new database connection: Windows Registry ...
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Windows registry migration

I have a 32 bit VC++ application and its registry is created under 32 bit registry hive : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\<company>\<product> Now I'm migrating to 64 bit version of my ...
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Deleting a user login name from the start window in windows 10

When Logging in I accidentally started a new login. I never completed it but now when I login the second name appears in the list of login options. Now I must click on my login name to complete the ...
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Some .exe files have blank icons on taskbar despite having icons

Most of games I install are GOG versions and the installers generate loads of unnecessary files, all have uninstallers, and if I want to uninstall, I will just delete the installation folder. I use ...
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Issues with unlinking OneDrive account from folders - alphanumeric keys in registry

I did a clean install of Windows 11. I didn't experience this issue before since I would do an "offline" setup of Windows without an account login, but it's a pain to do this with Windows 11....
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Uninstalling a device in Windows 10

I have the devices below, but when I right-click uninstall in Device Manager, it uninstalls correctly, reappearing when I refresh the list of devices. Is there a way to uninstall the device from the ...
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How to remove Home Gallery from Windows 11 Explorer

I want this section removed from Windows 11 Explorer: The registry method to remove the key on [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_41040327] did ...
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Batch Enable "Hide HDR Notifications on this device"

I am trying to programmatically hide hdr notifications that recently got added to the xbox game bar in the last year or two. I tried enabling and disabling it through the ui and looking under these ...
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How Can I Change File Explorer's Default View to "Details" and Group by Type Using CMD/Batch or PowerShell?

I'm looking to customize the default settings of File Explorer on my Windows 10 system. Specifically, I want to set the default view mode to "Details" and have files always grouped by "...
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Windows 11 - scancode map registry trick does not work anymore

I want to swap L/R Shift with CapsLock/Enter keys in Windows 11. It used to work in Win 10 with a registry trick of redefining scancode map. See: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-hardware/...
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Map Caps Lock to Control in Windows 11

See also Map capslock to control in Windows 10. In Windows 7 and 10, I was able to remap the Caps Lock to act as a Control key by updating the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\...
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Where are all installed Windows quality update KB IDs stored in the Windows Registry?

Where are all installed Windows quality update KB IDs stored in the Windows Registry? Are all Windows quality update KBs all stored in the same place in the Windows Registry, or is it necessary to use ...
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Is it possible to replace the Windows shell with Steam to launch to Big Picture faster, and have Explorer.exe load after Steam launches automatically?

I have a Steam Deck which I dual-booted to Windows. I'm trying to accomplish a facsimile to "game mode" on Steam OS. I want to boot to big picture automatically/extremely quickly so it ...
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Why isn't my custom context menu entry showing an icon?

On Windows 11, I have added a custom context menu item for .stl files by adding a new key in Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.stl in the registry that links to the .exe I want to use:...
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NVIDIA High Definition Audio pops when switching between power states

My NVIDIA High Definition Audio device connected to my LG D2342P monitor via HDMI, produces a pop on my Logitech 2.1 speakers when it switches from power state D0 (on) to D3 (low power) after 6 ...
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Getting an error when uninstalling Oracle Analytics Publisher Desktop - The installation source for this product is not available

Oracle Analytics Publisher Desktop has been installed and uninstalled 2 times. Something must have gone wrong the last time I uninstalled it. The program is listed in Control Panel and in the ...
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Disabled EnableLUA in RegEdit, cant run as administrator

I disabled EnableLUA in Dator\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, this disabled the "credential screen" for running as admin. Stupid thing tho is ...
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W11: RegEdit Permission Errors & Uninstalling BootCamp Drivers

Unsuccessfully been trying to get my Magic Keyboard fn keys working (via Brigadier/.inf files) on my ASUS Windows 11 laptop. I have unfortunately installed several drivers via Brigadier and this ...
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Hide the welcome logon screen on Windows 10 Pro

A few weeks ago, I was able to prevent the "welcome logon screen" to be displayed on a Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC (see the details in How to totally remove the Windows 10 login screen?): It ...
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How to force Windows file explorer to display files that have invalid names?

I was searching journals on a research topic. I eventually got to some old exotic site containing a zip file which according to the description contained multiple documents. However when I unzipped it ...
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Registry edit to disble Ctrl+D in Outlook Desktop 2019

I use Outlook Desktop 2019 on Windows 10. For me, Ctrl+D is hazardous because it deletes an item when I actually meant to type (say) Ctrl+S or Alt+D. Furthermore, the mapping of Ctrl+D to deletion ...
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Faults in Windows Updates Services and more on Windows 11

My friend's been having issues with his computer when trying to update to 23H2. Initially this started with a "Something went wrong. Try to reopen Settings later." message. After digging ...
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is it possible to force Acrobat to save as PDF/A by default?

Has anyone had experience forcing Adobe Acrobat to save created/edited/merged PDF's as PDF/A by default? My workplace forces all PDF's to be saved as PDF/A, training the users to manually save each ...
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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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Change User name in Windows 10 by Editing Registry

I tried to changed my User name in Windows 10 buy making registry edits. I am having some problems and I want to see if there are some other edits that I need to make the rectify these problems. I ...
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How to assign an icon to a specific file extension in Windows 11?

I added a new file extension to the windows compressed file using the following regedit script and it works perfectly (mostly) Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zab] @="...
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How can i edit this registry key so the context menu opens the application as an administrator rather than as a normal user?

I am currently learning how to edit the context menu via registry key entries, however, i do not know how to open an application as an administrator (in this case a command prompt). This is the ...
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HP Z440 regedit does not have msahci but I changed bios to AHCI

I don't know if this is much ado about nothing but I went into bios and changed IDE to AHCI rebooted downloaded the AHCI controller drivers and my registry does not show msahci. Can i manually add ...
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Can I use regedit to change the wallpaper path on windows 10 enterprise?

I just purchased a second hand HP Elitebook but it looks like it was an ex-lease model and has windows 10 enterprise installed. I can't personalize the PC because enterprise isn't activated (...
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Delete the autorun key from the command processor in the registry

Every time I tried to run cmd recently it would just pop-up and close immediately, and only Powershell worked on my PC. I found a solution that asked me to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\...
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Windows 10 camera won't go to correct resolution

A while ago, I made a camera based on a the Omnivision OV7251 image sensor, and the Cypress CX3 USB3.0 camera controller. I wrote the firmware myself, and so I know that the camera only supports the ...
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How to make the AltTabPreview smaller on Windows 11?

So far I have this reg code: '''Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MultitaskingView\AltTabViewhost] "Grid_leftmargin"=...
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How to change a single file type without affecting other file extensions in Windows 10 Pro?

I am attempting to set custom icons for a variety of file types. Those that I work with most so they stand out when looking through a list of files. In this instance I have created special icons for ...
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Missing Registry keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Office

I have a bit of a pickle: One of my clients does not have an Office Directory in their Registry (HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Office). We use M365 and the Office Suite was installed through a ...
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Batch file running installation through intune

I have created a batch file that will run an installation through intune. it will install the application it will install the configuration file And I need to add a 3rd step, which would then add a ...
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When can/should a Windows service Start type be "Boot" or "System" instead of "Automatic"?

While running the Services.msc GUI offers the ability to manually set a Windows service start type to Automatic, Automatic (Delayed start), Manual, or Disabled, the configuration of services is stored ...
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Windows Autologin Issues

We have kiosk computers that have been configured to autologin for years with a non-privileged account. All the sudden yesterday, the autologin is no longer functioning on any of them, and it is ...
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How to assign a command to a "microsoft-edge" pseudo protocol on Windows 10 without using Microsoft Store

I am trying to get EdgeDeflector to work to stop Windows from randomly opening Edge for links that come with system dialogs. It's enough that those links are usually useless and opened by accident, ...
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Removing search bar "Suggested" apps list

I want to remove/disable list of suggested apps on the search bar (Windows 10). All of them are irrelevant and annoying, and serve no purpose to me. There are few reddit/Microsoft supports posts about ...
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Change ownership of Registry Key using script

I'm attempting to programmatically change the owner of a registry key but I can't get it to work using a few different methods in CMD or PowerShell. Is this even possible? The key is owned by "...
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