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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 interface and third party applications all make use of the Registry.

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Installing HAXM on a different computer then copying it to a computer with QEMU

So i know this isn't a way to install programs on a computer but i am on a school computer with qemu and i have realised how painfully slow QEMU is so i looked into HAXM and installed HAXM on another ...
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How does notepad.exe obtain the current system date format

I was trying to find out how Notepad.exe is able to get the current system date format saved in the Windows registry without appearing to access the registry. I added a filter on the HKCU\Control ...
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Is there a reference for the full list of Windows 10 'Shell Icon' numbers?

I'm looking for a reference that lists the possible entries under the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons Entries under this registry key ...
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High Contrast and Low Contrast Accessibility Toggle not working as expected

At the moment users are able to utilise the hotkeys Alt+Shift+PrtScn to switch from Light Contrast Theme to the Dark Contrast Theme but problem is they can’t revert to the light Contrast theme after ...
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Disable credential storage of network shared folders in windows clients

How to disable credential storage of network shared folders in windows clients (maybe with a .reg key or GPO etc)? (auto-login network shared folders) Reason: I have a "shared network folder" and I ...
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Implementing Registry Changes?

I have a few files that I want to share with other people. However, one of the files is a .exe file that needs the user's registry to be changed in order to work properly. I myself got the .exe file ...
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how to fix broken downloads folder permissions

I was cleaning out my HDD, as it was full in places I dont ever use anymore, and I cleared out a ridiculous amount of ntuser.dat files. what appears to have happened was one of the needed ones was ...
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Set time limit for active but idle Remote Desktop Services sessions using registry without rebooting

This policy setting allows you to specify the maximum amount of time that an active Remote Desktop Services session can be idle (without user input) before it is automatically disconnected. I'm ...
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What does IsMRUEstablished mean?

For setting the default printers in the registry I can see three keys. Device - This is the default printer for the user profile IsMRUEstablished LegacyDefaultPrinterMode - This prevents ...
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How to set default app per filetype programmatically?

I want to get independent of installed apps and share most of my apps as portable versions in a cloud drive. So my idea is whenever I sit on a new device I just sync my cloud drive and start some kind ...
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How to keep the taskbar hidden (i.e., minimized) in Windows 10?

I understand that in order to disable or remove the taskbar in Windows 10, the explorer.exe process must be terminated. However, is there a way to: keep the taskbar minimized (i.e., auto-hide in the ...
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About MaximumAttachmentSize?

Im trying to increase the attachment size of emails and i find out it could be done from modifying the registry by accesing the sub key from there and change the value to 0 to have no limits for the ...
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How to undo custom keyboard mapping in registry

To make my Windows 10 system act more like the macOS behavior that I'm accustomed to, I remapped my keyboard following the instructions of Orwellophile when they answered the question of how to Switch ...
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Batch script doesn't work from contextual menu

I have a batch script that uses Defender Control to toggle (enable and disable) Windows Defender. It works perfectly except when I add it to the right click context menu, it doesn't work. Is there ...
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On Windows, how to add an explorer contextual menu on .XML files?

I use following registry macro to add a contextual menu on .XML file Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xmlfile\shell\FormatXML] @="Format-XML" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xmlfile\shell\...

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