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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 to edit registry to let win10 password become never expired from auto expired

there is a way to let win10 password never expired by : wmic USERACCOUNT WHERE "Name='USERNAME'" set PasswordExpires=FALSE I want to achieve it by edit registry,But I can not find the ...
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Any differences between the registry value "~ RUNASADMIN" and "RUNASADMIN"?

By checking Run this program as administrator for the current user, the following REG_SZ values can be observed within Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\...
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I unhid the Administrator account on Windows 10. How do I re-disable it?

I unhid the administrator account on Windows 10 using the following commands, by booting into a recovery flash drive and using CTRL+F10. reg load HKLM\TEMP c:\windows\system32\config\sam for /f "...
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"You have been logged on with the default profile for the system" error

We are still using Windows 7. System files and programs are in C: partition. User profiles are stored in D: partition. There was no space on C: so user accidentally formatted D: and extended volume C: ...
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What should be in the Windows Defender, Diagnostics folder in the registry?

How many entries should there be? One Windows 10 PC has 6 entries, another has 3, in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft Defender\Diagnostics. Examples, from one machine:- RollbackToPlatformVersion ...
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Delete login entry in terminal registry

I opened terminal and typed "last username" (my username) and I see the list of all the logins with date and time. Is it possible to delete an entry? One person has the password and I want ...
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How does Windows Run registry key search for executable

Example for the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, I have the executable name set as hello.exe instead of its full path. How does Windows search for the executable, ...
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why windows registry batfile shell key overwrites value during bootup [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell] [closed]

I am given a new windows10 Enterprise (20H2) HP laptop for my new job. When system boot-up, everytime it sets following registry value: When this key is set to "edit" as shown above, files ...
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PowerShell Script Has Wrong Icon and Context Menu Items

I have a .ps1 script on one of my computers and it looks like this: When I right click and bring up the context menu, it has an "edit" entry. However, when I copy the same PowerShell script ...
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How to pass an argument and file variable to vs code

For certain reasons that I don't fully understand we have to start VSCode with the --in-process-gpu flag on our work laptops (without the tag it opens the outline of the window and then pegs the CPU ...
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Use of recentdocs registry key

I am trying to find out the use of the RecentDocs registry key. From my knowledge, I have read that it is used to populate the recent files in the start menu. I tried modifying the values of the key ...
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Is there a way to save only the username for a VPN in Windows 10?

We add a IKEv2 VPN to our Windows 10 machines via a PowerShell script. There's an option in the adapter settings to 'remember credentials' (image below) but it only works when you save both the ...
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Did Windows 11 remove the Shell sub-key under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon?

Context: I was trying to add an application to the Winlogon Shell sub-key so that it starts loading along with the GUI on startup. It works fine, but I had to create the Shell sub-key and add "...
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Is it not possible to stop Windows File Explorer from redirecting to a browser when you mistype anything in the address bar?

Every time you mistype a term in File Explorer, it'll automatically hijack and open up a browser thinking you wanted to search the web. This is easily the most annoying "feature" and I haven'...
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error creating registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.ts\OpenWithProgids. RegCreateKeyEx failed: code 5 Access denied

When I open VSCode on Windows 10, I get the following pop-up window message and it requires an action: error creating registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.ts\OpenWithProgids ...
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Is there a way in the Windows 10 registry (or otherwise) to suppress the "This function has been disabled by your administrator" message?

On a Windows 10 machine located on a closed network which has been locked down in various ways through local GPO settings, there is a certain web application used with this machine that prompts a user ...
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How to add time and date to Windows file default name template?

When you create, or copy many objects with the same name — Windows numerates them in round brackets automatically, like this: New folder New folder (2) New folder (3), etc. Or this: New folder — ...
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Batch script to toggle the registry settings

How to create a batch to toggle between two registry settings. The code which I want to toggle is listed. If the DWORD value is 2 then change it to 0 and vice vera. Any help would be appreciated. @...
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How do I enable Modern Standby again (after disabling it via registry)

I have used PowerShell to deactivate Modern Standby on my Windows 10 machine following this tutorial because my computer did not wake up on touch, and I wanted to test if disabling Modern Standby ...
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Google Chrome Removal and Installation

I am working on a script to uninstall Google Chrome and Reinstall it via Intune (Microsoft Endpoint Manager). Recently, we've had so many problems getting Chrome updated as it keeps producing errors. ...
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What is "(Default)" key every Windows Registry Key

I saw by opening regedit that every registry key has a "(Default)" value filled with "value not set". This key is always the first. So I've few questions: Why does this Key exist? ...
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Windows search indexer pending count never reaches 0 and creates millions of registry events in 15 minutes

I have constantly running Windows Search Indexer, around 5% CPU on i7-12700. The pending count in the Settings/Searching Windows never goes below 4 thousands, and the indexer creates 90 million of ...
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How to prevent program uninstall by administrator from registry

I have a way to control access to the registry. I am looking for a way to prevent the administrator from uninstalling any program. I am aware that there is a way to prevent users from uninstalling ...
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How to prevent user from removing "Custom Made" Chrome extension?

I want the extension which i created to be unremovable from chrome for monitoring it. I have tried creating registry values, but it only works with extension from webstore. When i create registry ...
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How to change default "Edit" programs for .ahk file extension in Windows? [closed]

I need to change the default "Edit" program for file extension .ahk to Sublime Text in Windows. How do I do that?
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Importing .reg file returns success-message but does not import values

I have made a simple reg file: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "JPEGImportQuality"=DWORD:0x64 When I open PowerShell and use reg import test....
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Enabling Microsoft Update in Windows 11 via Registry

How do I enable the optional "Receive Updates for other Microsoft Products" service via registry in Windows 11? I have tried the below "AllowMUUpdateService" registry key, among ...
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Opening a CMD console with specific settings from HKCU\Console without using START shell command

I've spent a great deal of time attempting to resolve this, without much success. I have created custom console settings located at HKCU\Console\MCC and would like to specify opening the command ...
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Re-link (/import) Daum PotPlayer bookmarks saved as Registry INI

So I spent hours bookmarking some videos on Potplayer. However one day, all of my bookmarks disappeared. I've looked in my registry and under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Daum\PotplayerMini64, Daum, I'...
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In Windows 10, what is changing the filename extension of JPG files to JFIF?

In Windows 10, the value of Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\image/jpeg/Extension is changing from JPG to JFIF at frequent intervals This value is changed roughly every 2 to 3 ...
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Change Window Frame Color For Regedit, GVim, and other windows

I have been able to change many of the Window Frame colors to black using the following key: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors and setting: WindowFrame 1 0 0 However, this does not ...
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Over 100 Windows registry keys are changing constantly in short timespans

Out of curiosity and as a backup attempt, I've exported whole PC registry into several text files, all arranged in git repository (to be able to easily track registry changes). To be more specific, I'...
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Opening .txt file from URL/URI via browser

I need some assistance in a project regarding opening a .txt file from URL\URI via browser I have created below key in the registry: reference snap 1 reference snap 2 So now whenever I try to open ...
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Adding custom commands on the windows 11 right click menu

I'm interested in adding custom commands when right clicking on any file in Windows Explorer. On Windows 10 I was able to do that through regedit by adding the necessary entries to Computer\...
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How can Windows Update be prevented from waking Windows 11 Pro PC without disabling wake events (NB: these are required) or automatic updates?

I am looking or some advice and guidance to resolve an frustrating issue arisen with Windows 11 Pro The scenario: I have set 'Wake on LAN' up on an X299 Desktop Build that was previously running ...
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Using keyboard on dell e5440 disables left click (but not trackpad)

On my dell e5440 with an Alps touchpad, typing disables the trackpad left click for a second. This feature is annoying me but I cant seem to figure out how to disable it. I already disabled TouchGuard ...
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Transferring Chrome profile from broken computer to new one to recover saved passwords

so my computer broke last week and I can't even get into the BIOS, so I took the hard drive out, plugged it into a sata to usb adapter and I have managed to recover my files. There is one problem... I ...
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I'm trying to make a file context menu customization

I'm trying to add a context menu item for rendering .blend files. "C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\blender.exe" -b (file path) -a works fine in the run window and command prompt, but I ...
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Can Windows be configured to select hyphenated words on double-click?

I want to be able to select hyphenated words. For example: Double-click. I know that I can double-click and drag, or even triple click. But, dragging is slower and triple-clicking grabs an entire ...
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Add REG_EXPAND_SZ with multiple quoted values by REG.EXE only

EDIT: RESOLVED. Needed to escape all special characters and put quotes around all paths containing spaces. Working CMD code below for reference. reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\...
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How to disable the Function keys of the Magic Keyboard as it was before in Windows 10?

How to disable Function keys of the Magic Keyboard as it was before in Windows 10? I thought it would be more convenient if I Apple Magic Keyboard (A1644) works like the symbols printed on each ...
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How can I turn on the HDR Windows setting on an unsupported display by force?

I should test a program that does different things depending on the Windows HDR setting is on or off. Altough I've a display doesn't support HDR, I read here I can turn on the HDR by force, but I don'...
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How does Xbox Game Bar & Xbox Console Companion resolve game invites?

When being invited to a game by a friend, Xbox Game Bar (and previously) Xbox Console Companion need to be able to launch the application when you accept the invite. On my computer I have 2 copies of ...
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How to convert multiple .reg files for use in a single .bat script?

I have three .reg files and need to use them in one .bat script: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] "EnableLUA&...
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Restore Classic System Properties [Control Panel]

When you right-click on This PC, and click Properties, the latest versions of Windows (20H2 or later) will show you a modern About window available in the Settings app, as shown in the image: But in ...
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Is the same Windows registry shared between all user profiles?

I have two user profiles on my Windows 10 PC, a developer profile and a regular profile. In the developer profile, I ran a .reg file to add a context menu item that opens a Windows Terminal instance ...
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Windows 10 - What keeps re-enabling update orchestrator service?

The following services have successfully been disabled, and their executable files that activate them have had their security permissions removed under propteries: Background Intelligent Transfer ...
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Looking for a way to clone Win 10 with settings, incl/excluding specific installed software and its registry entries

as stated in the title I am looking for a way to clone my windows that allows me to chose with software i want to include or exclude from the cloning process. I googled a lot but couldnt find a ...
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Windows 10 - LockScreenImagePath set to to 'current wallpaper' value

Is there a way to change the Windows 10 registry value of LockScreenImagePath and LockScreenImageUrl in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PersonalizationCSP to 'current ...
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How does the font value in Windows Registry is organized?

This comment https://superuser.com/a/1069328/1664175 explains some crucial facts about the font value of Windows Registry but not completely. I would like to know more about the font value. Especially ...
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