Windows Enterprise Desktop:

Registry hacks


October 23, 2019  5:31 PM

Weird DedicatedDumpFile Side Effect

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Crash reports, Registry hacks, Windows 10, Windows Registry

In writing an Admin Toolkit item today for Win10.Guru, I stumbled across something weird and unexpected on my working file drive (F:\). I can only describe it as a weird DedicatedDumpFile side effect. It produces a locked file on that drive that I cannot delete, nor attribute to a running process...

October 16, 2019  1:30 PM

Fixing Surface Pro 3 USB Drive Drop

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Backup management, Registry hacks, USB drives, usb storage device

Here's an interesting one. I couldn't back up my Surface Pro 3 lately, because Macrium Reflect keeps failing right as the backup completes. In fact, the external USB drive I plug into the Surface Pro dock disappears from Explorer at the same time. Bizarre! That's what had me figuring what's...


August 17, 2018  12:16 PM

Win10 Registry Includes AllowExperimentation Key

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Registry hacks, Registry settings, Windows 10

If you search the Registry on installations of Windows 10 Pro or higher versions (Enterprise, Education, Workstation) you can find all kinds of interesting stuff. Case in point: those who look will see that the Win10 registry includes AllowExperimentation key. It appears in two locations, in...


September 20, 2017  9:34 AM

Wonky Win10 Colors Require Registry Edits

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Registry hacks, Tweak UI, Windows 10

Here's a weird one that popped up for me recently. After a recent Win10 update, the color scheme on my production PC turned an odd shade of yellow. Odd enough, in fact, that I just didn't like it. I found myself resetting colors for various Windows UI elements to get back to the normal defaults....


June 26, 2017  1:26 PM

Registry Cleaner Pros & Cons

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Registry hacks, Windows 10, Windows management

In trolling TenForums.com over the weekend, I came across a reference to a another free Registry Cleaner for Windows. It's a SourceForge project called the "Little Registry Cleaner" (LRC). Like all SourceForge projects, it's free under...


April 1, 2016  8:22 AM

Tweaking File Explorer in Windows 10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
File Explorer, Registry hacks, Windows 10

Include me among those who love to tweak and fiddle with their tools, including the Windows OS. I've also been vexed with a Windows 10 File Explorer default since its initial release. Recently, I was delighted to discover a registry tweak to get around my vexation. To my great relief, it enables...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: