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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 ...

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Cannot change registry permission

I cannot change permissions in registry even from Administrator account. Can anybody tell me how can i do this? See below all is grayed out. screenshot
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Moving Microsoft software registration information to another PC [on hold]

I am working a contract job for a business that was just bought out by an out-of-state company, and nearly all the IT infrastructure is being replaced. The PC's are going from Windows 10 to a ...
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What's the correct way to remove broken uninstall in Windows? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 10 Home 64-bit. I have a program that was manually deleted from the “Program Files” folder, but it still shows it in the “Programs and Features” list, and when I click uninstall it ...
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What is the purpose of DelegateExecute registry value

When reading through the registry shell/open keys, for instance: HKCU\Software\Classes\ms-settings\shell\open HKCU\Software\Classes\http\shell\open I see the Default key which corresponds to the ...
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Edit Common Item Dialog for Open and Save?

I am looking for a way to edit the registry so that when opening or saving a file in any program the 'Comments' column is shown by default. I can manually do them for each program but I would like a ...
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Windows 10 - Different methods to disable driver signature check and their realations

For Windows 10 I am examining different methods to monitor the disabling of "driver signature check". From a search online I found 3 main method: from administrator cmd run: bcdedit.exe -set ...
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How-To edit part of a registry value

I`m looking for å way to remove last the 3 letters from a registry value. Example: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Test] "Setting"="ABCDDD" I would like it to end up like this: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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Changing Windows logon shell from “explorer.exe” messes up with volume output

I'm having a weird issue with Windows volume output. It is running on a Windows Atom tablet, with Windows 10 Home installed. The basic idea is to lock it from doing anything other than using the ...
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How to get 64 bit Windows desktop app to read the wow6432node

I installed a windows desktop application. The installer is Inno Setup and it put my license key for the app under the wow6432node. But when I start the app it tells me it cannot find the license. ...
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Why does Windows keep regenerating unneeded .regtrans-ms files in my user folder?

This is a follow-on question from this one. As concluded in that answer, these files are supposedly registry transaction files - files that should have been merged into the registry at some point and ...
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What are these files in my Windows 7 user folder for, and are they necessary to keep?

I have the following files in my user folder: Although the files are system files, I'm constantly seeing them because I'm used to browsing Explorer with system files shown for the greater level of ...
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Remove profiles completely on Windows [closed]

I've set a Group Policy to remove user profiles not used for 30 days, they are training machines. This functions and removes them from the user profiles list (see borrowed image) but leaves the ...
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Disable Cached Exchange Mode in GPO for Outlook 2016 with the option to enable it (not grayed out)

There seems to be no granular policy in the Office 2016 Admin template to disable Cached Exchange Mode while also having the option to select it on the client side if needed. Once the policy is ...
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“The specified network location cannot be used” error when trying to back up windows virtualbox to shared folder location

My main OS is Ubuntu and I am using windows 10 in virtualbox.I am trying to create a backup image of my windows 10 Virtualbox Machine so I will be able to install that backup to my other physical ...
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Fully remove a default program association for file types in Windows 10?

Not a single answer from here worked for me. I want to delete the .resource association with Total Commander. Approach 1 I open registry, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Making registry changes to current user not applying outlook settings

I'm attempting to set a handful of registry keys for trusted documents and outlook settings from a batch script I created to launch an application through Citrix. The script works for the most part, ...
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How to fix context menu handlers?

I have switchable graphic laptop video card that is controlled by AMD drivers. It provides 2 context menu options to configure grpahic cards. The problem is that after restoring my system these option ...
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WSL Ubuntu installation; How to move/uninstall the installation without Microsoft Store? [duplicate]

I am looking for any documentation on how to alter a current installation of ubuntu1804 WSL installed by the method detailed in the following link. https://superuser.com/a/1273698/953186 Microsoft ...
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Windows 10 adds ---open-url to registry value for default program open command

I am running Windows 10.1803, build 17134.320. I am trying to get .asp files to open with VS Code. I went through the normal process, but no matter what, Windows would always ask me what program I ...
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Disabling Windows Notifications via Registry Editor

I'm trying to disable windows notifications via the registry editor. When I use the Notification & Action Settings in the Windows Settings and I turn notifications off for all apps I can see in ...
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Windows won't hide my notification area icons, even though I set them to hide

In Windows 10, windows will always show all of my notification area icons. I've gone into "Taskbar Settings>Select which icons appear on the taskbar", and turned off everything, but all the icons ...
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What is the VelocityID in the reg keys “ShowBasedOnVelocityId” and “Hide…”

What exactly do the hexes in the .reg keys required to show or hide something from the context menu mean? Hex to decimal showed nothing, as did Hex to ascii or anything similar. For an example, the ...
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Clear cached Microsoft Live account credentials in Office apps

Briefly: After logging out of all my Microsoft accounts in OneNote I was still able to open/browse OneDrive files, private to those accounts, from the recently used list. While using OneNote 2016 (...
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How to create a custom safe mode option

I want to create a custom safe mode option (like Minimal and Network). I began by going to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot and made a new key called "...
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Registry: Shell Open Command - Open multiple programs

I'm trying to register a shell open command via the registry and want to open more than one program, so I tried it like this: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\myFile\Shell\Open\Command] @="cmd /k ...
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Invalid key name for REG ADD on some PCs

The following commands work on my PC: reg add Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa /v everyoneincludesanonymous /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f reg add Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...
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How to stop this mouse focus action? It keeps reinstalling its action after I stop it

I cannot remember when I activated the mouse action that whenever my mouse hovers over a window, the window becomes my main focus. Last week I googled the cause and removal and it can be removed by ...
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open file by MPC-HC throw context-menu

I made coustom Context-menu ( using some totrial ) by registry and it work good. after i reinstall windows MPC-HC doesn't want to open anything, giving me this error This file does not have a ...
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How to reset user permissions on system files and registry keys to the state when Windows was installed?

I currently have Windows 10 Pro version 1803 (build 17134.254) installed. Thing is, I did some stuff to user permissions on some files and registry keys and I believe I might have also affected some ...
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Windows 10 Password Protected Sharing

Does anyone know of a registry edit or a command that will disable password protected sharing?
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Compare registry with .reg files

I have recently merged multiple .reg files into a single .reg file but I would like to compare on another machine if these entries already exist before doing an import. Is this at all possible? I ...
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Very high cpu usage from explorer.exe

I'm using Windows 10.0.17134.228. Recently my explorer.exe started spiking CPU usage up to 100%. Restarting the process seems to temporarily fix the problem. I've scanned my pc with MBAM and Windows ...
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Is changing the default installation directories via the registry editor safe?

I have recently purchased a small notebook (Trekstor Primebook), with only 32 GB of space on the C:\ drive. Attached, is an M.2 SSD with ~256 GB of storage that I would like to use as the default ...
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Default folder command not working

I recently tried some alternative file manager (qdir and others) and finally uninstalled all of them... but it seems to have broken something in registry. I have error messages when trying to open a ...
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How to get the data of a registry value in batch

I'm trying to get the value of Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\everyoneincludeanonymous. I've tried using Reg Query but no matter what I type it says "INVALID KEY NAME"...
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Checking if a value name for a key is present on the windows registry through batch file

I need help for verifying if the value for a key exist or not. I don't know how to check if my specified value name exist or not in my specified Key path. I have this: reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\....." ...
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Changing the default sort order in This PC window (File Explorer, Win10)

I'm not sure how I managed to do this, but recently, every time I open "This PC" the drives are sorted in descending order. I can change the sort order, but it is not retained. I have tried many ...
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Disable Windows web-results in start [duplicate]

When you press the windows key, type Chrome, but spell it wrong, IT OPENS EDGE! I had an option configured, that Cortana was completely disabled and I wouldn't get web-results either, after updating ...
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Logon script for Citrix Xendesktop to create shared folder based on IP address

This is a bit over my head, but I've been tasked with writing a script to create a shared folder per login, based on the third IP address octet of the client device, ( thin client terminal). It's ...
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Corrupt RegBack file on Windows 7

I searched on this site how to repair a Windows 7 boot that is reporting a "Corrupt Registry". Most accepted answers suggest to backup the the files in C:\Windows\System32\config and C:\Windows\...
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changes to the LGPO thru gpedit.msc on domain connected machines do not apply after restarts and gpupdate /force

FYI I am very new to the world of system administration. However I have been able to find answers to nearly every question that has come across my desk - till now. We have LGPO policy's set manually ...
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Does changing an application's target directory after installation also require changing registry keys

We have an application based on CTI, in which we have changed some DLL files and kept the application target directory (the changed one) in D:. However, the old application installation directory is ...
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Accidentally imported old regedit - will system restore revert regedit changes? [duplicate]

Today, I did a clean reinstall of Windows and accidentally opened up one of the registry backups from years past on an external drive and imported it. There happens to be a restore point from ...
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Windows Custom sounds events

Hello so heres what Im trying to do, Im trying to replace all of the built in windows sounds with sounds from Legend of Zelda. I want to add sounds for when you press the CTRL+WIN+Right/LeftArrows to ...
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How can I add additional fonts to the Windows console?

I found a guide online stating that you need to edit the registry in order to add new fonts to the list of available fonts in Command Prompt: specifically, you have to edit the key: ...
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Adding a variable into a registry key

I need to create a registry key based on a users UPN name. I have set the environment variable, but the reg add command below does not work. SET UPN=whoami /upn reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\...
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Win10 NET TIME without elavating admin

We have an issue on our machines after upgrading to WinIoT with time syncing between PCs. It used to work on WES7 without having to elavate to admin ,but as of WinIoT it is required. The following ...
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Exporting keys in .reg file using Powershell

I need to change several key values in Windows 7 registry, to add a parameter to a command launching VLC. Fortunately all keys are children of keys starting with VLC.: The command for Open and ...
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Disabling Camera via Regedit

I'm attempting to just disable a few features for laptops in my company. I managed to disable the microphone but I can't find the right reg setting to shut off the camera. I have Windows 10 build ...
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Extending the retention duration (history) of “Recent Files”

With Super User's help, I've regained my shortcut to "Recent Files". However, the files listed only go back about a month, whereas in Windows 7 it was many months. Is there a Registry entry for ...