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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Cmd instantly closes

So my cmd instantly closes, I tried following this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5373137/cmd-exe-closes-immediately-after-calling-win7-64 this kind of solves the problem but it introduces a new ...
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link a printer to a pseudo-printer usb device

I have a supposedly bricked HP LaserJet M276nw, likely through a failed firmware update, as I learned from HP's forums. I thought I would be clever and replace the mainboard (formatter board), which ...
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Where is the hidden metadata in the Windows registry, how to view it, how to edit it?

I'm going to spare you the gory details of my troubleshooting. I am digging in to more detail about why the problem and solution described here actually works: "The operating system is not presently ...
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Windows 10 Education- registry editor acces denied. Any way around this? I don't know the admin password

I followed a different question thread to get to registry editor-privacy-google-chrome-full control-deny. It says access denied. I know that the system administrator controls this, but is there any ...
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How to collapse all trees in registry editor?

While using regedit.exe, sometimes, it's relevant to collapse everything and start from a zero. How do you collapse everything and start over? Found some solution(s) using Visual Basic, but it's not ...
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How can I set my preferred game controller through the registry?

Windows allows a "preferred" device to be set as the primary controller. What registry key is responsible for this? I want to change it through a batch script rather than opening this dialog every ...
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Enable/disable WLAN without admin in Windows

I want to enable/disable WLAN connections using a batch script. The problem is, that I don't want to require admin privileges. It is possible to change this using the GUI: but I didn't find any way ...
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Change the working directory in registry shell open command

I need to register an application to a URI scheme and I want the application to run from different working directory, but I couldn't find a way to change the working directory directly in shell open ...
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What's the logic behind windows 10 taskbar highlight, and how to disable it?

i wonder whats the logic behind windows taskbar hightlight, dont know why some app has 'active color' while others not . since i didnt open that application in front of all application, and how to ...
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Favorites doesn't display anything in Explorer sidebar

On Windows 7 x64, I'm having an issue where the Favorites link in the sidebar fails to show any shortcuts, and the usually-cited fix of right-clicking on it and clicking either Restore favorite links ...
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Shortcut to activate/deactivate Outlook new mail notifications

As I'm syncing calendars from/to O365/GSuite, I use a tool called gSyncit which works perfectly fine and lets run Outlook in background mode to do the sync. Normally I want Outlook new mail ...
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How to convert/format files back to programs,and other stuff?

I dunno if this was asked (excuse me if yes), I did checked first 3 pages but nothing found so... I have SSD (C:) and HDD(D:).I hided files and programs, with program HIDE FILES(by vovsoft) which was ...
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Is it possible to add a Win10 Pro registry key to Home edition?

Specifically, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Internet Communication Management\Internet Communication. Apparently it's a Pro edition key used for editing a group policy, but can I add it to Home edition (...
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Windows 8.1 standalone updater hangs searching for updates on computer

There are some similar threads but I am quite certain this is not quite a duplicate of any of them. I have a machine at home with dual boot openSuse Linux and Windows 8.1. I don’t use Windows that ...
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How do i obtain certain registery keys or options in Windows to be able to use it in command-line script?

Recently i posted a question about disconnecting a screen from Windows and automating this task, but i got no really response how to achieve it.. (ref) Then it got me thinking, I must be an easy way ...
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Get hardware information from old HDD with Windows installed on it

Recently, I had store cleaning at my work and I found a quite old 40gb IBM HDD. I was wondering what hardware was installed with it, i.e what CPU, mobo, PCI/ISA cards. It has Windows XP installed on ...
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Registry setting for reverse two-finger scrolling Synaptics touchpad

So after updating the Synaptics touchpad driver for my HP Envy 13 I lost the Synaptics control panel. No idea why... The old driver isn't compatible with Windows build 1903, so downgrading isn't an ...
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How to fix 'Microsoft Access can't be started. Microsoft Access was unable to initialize the Windows Registry'?

I've encountered an issue with trying to use MS Access on Windows 10 Enterprise 1809 that happens whether I open Access itself or try to open an .accdb file. This is the first time I've tried to run ...
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Powershell: operation has been cancelled, after each shutdown/reboot

since the first time i tried to work with powershell, i faced this problem: this error i followed some steps to fix it, and it guided me to doing this: deleting this directory DisallowRun from the ...
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I've just deleted important registries by mistake - can I somehow fix it?

There was a game which was not working properly. I've found a fix online, but I've deleted the wrong dir. (yes, that was just dumb) I had to delete this: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 taskbar from wrapping onto a new line?

When I have a lot of windows open I'd prefer the taskbar items to just get smaller and smaller indefinitely instead of eventually being wrapped onto a new line. Is it possible to make this happen in ...
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How I can delete all keys that cointain ProgramName?

How to delete all folders(path) that contain key with a name that contain "ProgramName1"? CCleaner and programs like that doesn't help. I google for bat,vbs scripts but they scan only ...
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Are there Windows registry entries to control specific Chrome features?

I need to prevent Google Chrome from offering to save payment information in Chrome 77.0.3865.75 using Windows registry entries that can be deployed via GPO. The customer is running a web-based ...
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How to verify Registry key changes in GUI

I am currently using Ansible to automate the updating of the registry keys of a Windows 2016 Server machine. I am able to achieve that however I have a question in regards to verifying that the ...
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Registry location for shortcuts on the Favorites bar

Can someone please tell me where the registry location is for the shortcuts in Favorites bar? Thank you.
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How to find and delete a system variable that's not in the registry or listed in “system environment variables”

Restarting my machine and opening an admin console and executing: echo %LIB% outputs: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.22.27905\ATLMFC\lib\x86;C:\...
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Changing Shell Icons

If I create a new string value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons, then how can I tell Windows that I want to change the icon for say the shortcut ...
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Context menu option to append a prefix to filename and update modification date

I'm trying to make a context menu item to add a # prefix to selected files names and update their modification time. this is the used command: cmd /c copy /b \"%1\" +,, & ren \"%1\" \"#%1\" copy ...
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Disable Windows 10 Sounds in Audit Mode or unattend

I am preparing Windows 10 Image and I want to disable Windows sounds (but not applications sounds). I tried two different ways: Audit Mode: I enter Audit Mode and modify the registry: ...
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slightly changing path used inside a batch file

Follow this please using path from registry in a batch file Code: for /f "tokens=2*" %%a in (' REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Web Start\1.0.1" /v Home') do set JavaPath=%%b ...
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Date Accessed Field Not Updating WIndows 10

I've added the "Date Accessed" field to windows file explorer, however, it is not updating when opening media files (pictures, videos, etc.) I've edited the "ntfsDisableLastAccess" registry key to "...
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using path from registry in a batch file

I am pretty new to registry and batch files editing. I want to replace path C:\PROGRA~2\Java\jre8\bin inside my batch file to a more generic path so that each time I don't have to modify the path and ...
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File association in wine association.reg not working

I have previously set up WINE to open .pdf and .xls files with the default linux application by importing an association.reg file into the registry that instructs WINE to use winebrowser.exe to launch ...
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How does HP make Windows Explorer display a warning when opening the Recovery Drive?

On my HP computer, there is a partition called D:\Recovery. It looks like this. When I open it, I get a message inside of the Windows Explorer window saying "This area of your hard drive contains ...
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How do I pass quotes in tectia ssh?

We use windows OS but instead of using built in native ways to connect to remote machines, they installed tectia ssh. So if I want to run commands on a remote machine I have to open cmd and do sshg3 ...
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Is RunOnceServices still supported in Win10?

I found few references that Windows 10 should support RunOnceServices registry key on path Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce this should work in ...
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How to automate uninstallation of program that I can't find the Uninstall Registry Keys for?

I have a program that I want to automate the uninstallation of, and the Control Panel lists the program and lets me run its uninstaller. It's worth mentioning that the program I want to uninstall ...
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I'm dreaming of Right click > New Text Document (Notepad)

I want: Right click > New Text Document instead of Right click > New > Text Document WITH EXACTLY THE SAME DEFAULT BEHAVIOUR OF Windows10: Right click > New > Text Document *DEFAULT BEHAVIOUR: It's ...
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How to stop Cortana from running in the background?

Cortana continues to consume RAM and processing speed on my PC. I have disabled Cortana with RegEdit {HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows} change 1 to 0. Even after this, I ...
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Program icons go missing after changing the default Program Files path

I set the default installation path to D: drive on a fresh installation of Windows. Some time back, I changed it back to C: Now the programs that were installed on D: do open when their shortcuts ...
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How to set some part of the registry back to standard in a company?

After migration to new domain some registry setting got scrambled. The standard programm are not working correctly anymore everytime jpg gets opened you get the list with all avaible programms. Our ...
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Where are the ClearType keys in the Win10 Registry?

There is a Microsoft Documentation page about ClearType that claims the registry values are under "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Avalon.Graphics\display names" source: Microsoft doc page Our Windows 10 ...
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cannot frind HKCU\Console\%SystemRoot%_system32_cmd.exe

I am trying to permanently change the code page of the cmd.exe. Under HKCU/Console, I can only find the following two keys: %SystemRoot%_System32_WindowsPowerShell_v1.0_powershell.exe %SystemRoot%...
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Is there a way to force bootcamp to boot up in macOS via the windows registry or command line?

It's like this: I have inadvertently uninstalled the pre-existing AHCI(?) sata driver while trying to update the same so that windows could recognise the new 2TB sata SSD I just stuck in there (...
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How to setup custom gateway / DHCP IP address range in Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot

I need to change my Windows 10 mobile hotspot gateway ip address from 192.168.137.1 to 192.168.13.1. It should then offer the DHCP range of 192.168.13.2-254,if that makes sense. Im assuming there ...
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User configuration settings made via gpedit not reflecting in registry for user with Logon as service right

I am trying to enable screen saver setting via gpedit and also ran gpupdate and rebooted the server. I have a Bigfix script that is iterating over HKEY_USERS hive and checking if a user key is ...
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Remap Caps Lock to Ctrl in Windows 10 without administrator privileges?

I found this question: Map capslock to control in windows 10 Which would likely work great if I had admin rights on my machine. But I don't. I also found a couple of links about remapping keys ...
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i accidentally changed HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT's default value

i accidentally changed HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT's default value ,meaning I clicked on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT's default file and changed its value to "exefile", now when i try to open a exe. file it simply says ...
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Change Registry Value for Specific Application Lifecycle Only

Is it possible to override the value of an arbitrary Windows registry key for a specific application lifecycle? My hope is that a temporary registry value can be set with the command line, so that I ...
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Registry under HKEY LOCAL_MACHINE is not working

I needed to override DPI setting value in the windows machine of my Java swing application. For that, I needed to create registry key following path. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\...