Questions tagged [windows-registry]

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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Is there an automatable CLI Registry Editor tool for Linux? [closed]

I need a tool that can edit registry values from a registry hive but that can be automated, like used in a single command like the reg.exe tool on Windows. (chntpw and hivexsh cannot be automated). I ...
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Identifying, Locating and Amending or Removing Keyboard Shortcuts and Hotkeys in Windows 10

Hotkey Help - Shortcut Sorrows! I use a pro-level digital audio workstation (DAW) environment called "Cubase" by Steinberg. This has multiple shortcut keys pre-defined as well as the ...
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Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion

I was installing "Private Internet Access" and it refused to do so due to not being able to install TAP. I tried to install a version manually and it used an old NordVPN version I had on my ...
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Enable registry editing on remote machine

Trying to edit remote machine registry wit Registry editor. I do this by pressing File->Connect Network Registry and entering remote IP. Got error: Error Connecting Network Registry Unable to ...
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Cannot unload HKU registry hive

I've got a weird problem. Using Windows 10 Enterprise (10.0.19042.804), I am an administrator (logged in as Administrator) on a machine. Using regedit, I navigate to the HKEY_USERS hive, click on File,...
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Advanced settings or alternative to Windows Filter Keys to filter millisecond keyboard gltches?

My laptops internal keyboard has developed a fault where it randomly spits characters into the input stream. Because of the way the laptop was built it's going to cost north of $300 to replace the ...
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Is it possible view the MAC address from the hard drive one an old computer?

I need to see the MAC address on a system from an old computer. I tried a lot of things in Event Viewer and also in the Regedit but I can’t seem to find it. Is there any way to do this? Is this even ...
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Delete Microsoft OneDrive credentials from W10 PC

Imagine u once made this unforgivable mistake of getting in touch with Microsoft ... OneDrive. Is there any chance to reverse it? How to delete your Microsoft OneDrive credentials permanently from ...
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Restore Notepad to your preferred size and position in Windows 8

How to change back and restore the default size and location of Notepad window as well as font and other settings to it's previous state in Windows 8.1?
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MS Edge to disallow “Apps” option from the Settings menu

I'm trying to figure out a way to disable the Apps option from the Microsoft Edge Settings and more (Alt+F4) drop down menu as can be done with Collections and Share options where it shows Managed by ...
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How to turn on keyboard backlit using the touchpad?

I have an HP Pavilion 15" CS2082TX laptop running windows 10. Whenever the keyboard backlit goes off after staying inactive for some time, I have to hit a key to turn it on again. How can I turn ...
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OneUpdater Malware Removal, How do I delete the reg key?

I'm trying to delete the key for "OneUpdater". The registry tells me I can't modify it, delete it, rename it, etc. I'm admin. OneUpdater is malware. Any help is appreciated. Win 10 by the ...
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Incorrectly deleted W10 users - how to identify linked registry keys and delete them to repair conflict?

Problem I want to find reliable way to fix situation where user folder (%homedrive%\Users<name>) was manually deleted without use of standard interface. Without deletion of correct registry keys,...
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Chromium and Chrome conflict within start command

I have both Ungoogled Chromium and Chrome installed on my Windows system. I have some batch script launching certain profiles in Google Chrome using the start chrome command, with flags. Since I ...
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Where does Windows 10 store info that appears in Windows Explorer when I open “This PC”?

I have a network storage device (a Drobo device that's at least 5 years old) that I connect to from time to time. When I do, it appears as A:. Recently I've been having problems connecting to it. The ...
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Delete Registry key

I deleted the following Registry key and encountered a lot of problems after restarting the computer: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft\Windows For ...
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Power button missing from Windows 10 Control-Alt-Delete and login screens

I am configuring a Windows 10 LTSC v1809 Enterprise image for commercial use and have a requirement to allow Shutdown via the Ctrl+Alt+Delete screen. The power button is accessible from the Start ...
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Cannot delete registry key - Error while deleting key

I have looked through the other article and haven't found anything. It is a Google Chrome key. I have been trying to delete it. Things I have tried: Taking ownership (errors that it can't apply ...
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Windows Resolution Fixing

We are a software provider that sends preconfigured windows 10 pcs to our customers with our software. The pcs are set at 1920x1080 resolution when shipped. The customer installs to their own monitor ...
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Changing the first created username in Windows 10 [duplicate]

At startup of my new Windows 10 PC I created a local administrator account (not a Microsoft account as I wasn't connected to the internet). Unfortunately when asked who was going to use this computer ...
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Change Windows 10 display brightness increment

Is it possible to change the increment value of the brightness hotkey (in my case Fn + F3 / F4). I've looked here, but there's only one same question which was not answered. I'm very certain that this ...
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Add a context menu option to convert .md to html

I'm trying to create a context menu option that takes in a markdown file and outputs the file converted to html. I'm able to use python's markdown module to convert the file, but am having trouble ...
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PowerShell script to change DWORD values in registry

Can someone help me create a PowerShell script that will work with Windows 10 Enterprise that changes the DWORD value of ConnectionType to 1, and the DWORD value of DeferFlags to 4 in the user ...
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How to delete the PosReady 2009 upgrade regkey in Windows XP?

It is well know that adding these lines Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady] "Installed"=dword:00000001 to a Windows XP SP3 installation, will allow ...
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Windows 10 - PowerShell registry drives are not working properly

I am using Windows 10 20H2, I have successfully recreated this problem multiple times without failure, on PowerShell Desktop 5.1.19041.610 and PowerShell Core 7.1.1. The problem: Test-Path only works ...
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Windows 10 - Default user privacy settings

Scenario: I have a Windows 10 machine set up with one local user account. I then want to add another user account but I want the new user account to go right to the desktop the very first time it logs ...
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What's the use of --single-argument %1 in this registry path?

In this registry path: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSEdgeHTM\shell\open\command] there is a key with this value: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" --single-argument %1 ...
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Add context menu item for optical drive

What is the registry key(s) that controls the PC's optical drive right click context menu. Assume that I have a program called Erase.exe that would erase a RW/RE media (or any other exe for that ...
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Should I delete leftover registry items after uninstalling programs?

Someone on another website recommended me to use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall some stubborn program I couldn't manage to remove from my (win10) pc. I have removed program among some others but I have ...
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Windows XP BSOD and Boot loop (Potential driver issue.)

I'm sorry if this seems like a duplicate question, but I've been stuck on this. My WinXP machine has been experiencing a specific BSOD lately, with the STOP code; 0x0000007b (0xBACC3528, 0xC0000034, ...
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My Lenovo has a key just to open Lenovo Vantage. How do I remap this key?

So my Lenovo Flex 5 has a row of keys at the top which are the normal function keys when you hold Fn, and have special functions when you don't hold Fn such as changing the volume. One of these keys ...
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How to change Power options through registry or through command line?

I want to change powercfg.cpl "Power Options" directly through registry. Specifically I want to change this: To these settings: I am using a desktop computer on alternating current power, ...
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Exclude a Registry Value from Windows Defender in Windows 10

When adding a Registry value to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Utilman.exe of value "Debugger"="cmd.exe", and then ...
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How can I query a computer for the “Last Checked” information of Windows Update?

The Windows Update page in Settings contains a Last Checked timestamp, and I am trying to determine if it is possible to somehow query a machine for this information (by way of Command Prompt, ...
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How can I edit SYSTEM_POWER_POLICY in Windows 10 registry?

My goal is to edit Windows 10 registry so that Windows 10 ignores CPU usage when it determines whether the system is 'idle'. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/taskschd/task-idle-...
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Windows Registry Strings and Keys…what do they mean?

I want to add custom folders to Windows 10 Pro x64 Control Panel, This PC and Navigation Pane. I found several tutorials (tenforums and winaero) that offer pre-made registry scripts to add applets and ...
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In Windows 8.1, how can I retrieve Product key on HP 110-210 after exhausting conventional methods - BIOS, Registry?

I know their are previous similar questions concerning mine, and I posted yesterday concerning the Administrator password. However, I have discovered more details explained here. The HP 110-210 PC in ...
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Set default editor for batch file per user basis

As this answer to setting notepad++ as default editor for batch file describes I understand any custom editor be set as default for editing batch files. However this solution makes the change global(...
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Custom [keypress] + [click] action on Win10

I want to do perform the following a file I am clicking on to a static directory [keypress] + [click] = moves target to "./directory" How would I set this up! Thanks! [Python, R, C]
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I need to verify that an Active Domain Computer Object and a Windows Computer are the same device

I need to use a native Windows process to confirm that a Windows computer is the same device that's linked to a particular Active Directory object. I was intending to do this via looking for the AD ...
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Windows Explorer.exe crashes when running a cmd command from shell registry

I saw this nice cmd command on this SU answer that removes empty folders in a one liner. I thought this would be very useful to have as a right click context-menu option for folders. So I went over to ...
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How to use registry to disable $Recycle.Bin for all users on all drives and display delete confirmation box by default in Windows 10 20H2?

Quick summary: I am a tinkerer and I hate to click through the GUI, I don't need $Recycle.Bin so I want to disable it by using Set-ItemProperty to modify registry. As in title, I want to use regedit....
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Windows 10, how do I create a .reg file to toggle enable/disable ipv4,6?

On my Windows 10 Assuming that the ethernet properties settings can be changed via the registry, I want to disable/able the ipv4,6 items. One .reg file to make them disabled and another .reg file to ...
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How to convert .reg files to PowerShell set-itemproperty commands automatically?

I am a tinkerer who does many registry hacks and I hate having to click many .reg files one by one; how do I convert .reg files to PowerShell Set-ItemProperty commands automatically? I found a site ...
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flac files get different right click options than other audio files, how to set them the same?

In Windows 10 flac files are getting different right click options to other audio files. I've looked in regedit, and I can't work out why they're treated differently. Can anyone help me get the right ...
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How to disable CompatTelRunner.exe (Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry)

CompatTelRunner.exe automatically runs without my consent nor my acknowledgement, it periodically shows up and uses RAM and CPU intensively and uses up system HDD I/O bandwidth, rendering my computer ...
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ADMX - An appropriate resource file could not be found for

I had uninstalled some updates, and after that whenever I open gpedit.msc I will be greeted by this error message twice, the second time its font is black & bold. I misundertood this first, ...
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail constantly overwritten

Here is my problem. We are using Office 365 in company but we don't want the Microsoft Outlook. Our primary mail client is Mozilla Thunderbird. The problem is that registry value set in ...
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How do I select multiple reg keys?

When I try to select multiple keys in RegEdit, it just selects one at a time. How can I select multiple keys?
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Remove Libraries from Windows 10 Windows Explorer

How do I remove Libraries from Windows Explorer in Windows 10? Pressing delete while the registry folder is selected does nothing. Right-clicking to get the context menu does not reveal a delete ...

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