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

Windows.old will be mostly deleted 28 days after the new Windows was installed, so I suggest to at least rename it, if you wish to keep it. What you suggest is not possible, although many people have ...
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How can I restore all Programs from a corrupt Windows 10 System to a new Install of Win 10

Windows.old is to roll back a working system. That is, windows.old is not a regular backup. So what you want is not possible (> 95%). Trying to recover an App will not set up properly. If your ...
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Registry Export result in error writing the file

Some registry keys are restricted and cannot be opened, viewed or exported. I also tried to export the key CurrentControlSet\Control and got very fast the error message of Error Opening Key An error ...
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Cannot Delete Registry Keys

These keys are protected, even from administrators and SYSTEM. Only the highly protected TrustedInstaller account has a full-control permission for these keys. There is a reason for Microsoft to have ...
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Steam reads registry key constantly

This registery has a string value called DeviceInstance. It has something to do with Xbox360 controllers and sdl2.dll (which is no longer active as far as I know). This mostly happens because any ...
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Why can some HKLM entries be read on 64-bit PCs but some cannot from VB6

You have encountered the Registry Redirector : The registry redirector isolates 32-bit and 64-bit applications by providing separate logical views of certain portions of the registry on WOW64. The ...
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Adding %USERPROFILE% to a command in the Windows registry

12 years later, on Windows 11, we still need hex strings for REG_EXPAND_SZ in .reg files. Writing reg.exe commands in a CMD file is still easier for this. We can also do the following, when using reg....
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How to undo custom keyboard mapping in registry

Adding another registry with empty mapping will override it. I'm not sure but I've tried and it removed custom registry for my keyboard. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...
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Cannot disable Windows Hotkeys through Registry or Group Policy Editor

You can "kill" the Windows key by remapping it to the null scancode 0x0000. Per the documentation, the scancodes for the Windows keys are: key ScanCode LWinKey 0xe05b RWinKey 0xe05c ...
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How to create registry key of type REG_NONE?

I needed to do something similar, in order to apply a particular file association to a different extension. Creating a new Binary value (zero-length) with the appropriate name worked; I didn't ...
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How "clean" are Chocolatey installs and uninstalls?

Couple of different things you're asking -- I'll try to address each one. (as stated in the response from @Guy) some installs still need to be manually removed via Registry keys, etc. this is not ...
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java installers and uninstallers return error 1602

This is an old thread, but I came across it while searching for a solution to the same problem ... 11 years later ... The issue is the installer software bug #35961435. Just like me, you are probably ...
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What exactly does Chrome store in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs

The PreferenceMACs keys cannot differentiate two profiles with the exact same profile name. Chromium only uses the value from --profile-directory=hs-main, so they are overwriting each other in your ...
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Windows 7: logon denied only one user session is allowed

I know in your case this was on a local session, not a RDP session, but I just ran into this same error message via Remote Desktop. Thanks to the comments, I saw that Cisco AnyConnect is a likely ...
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