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Windows 7: Registry Help please!

12 Mar 2014   #11
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
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However on my machine a registry hack will enable the option shown in this post - it involves taking ownership of a registry key then creating a new Dword value to enable fast user switching. For some reason the option doesn't seem to exist by default.
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Nice work - but no way to tell if a "lower version" of Windows honors the setting.

Nice AV scan tweak :-)


Now that the OP was able to get the gpedit to work - let's see if his "lower version" of Windows honors the settings that he wants.


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12 Mar 2014   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Nice link. That website has some good stuff.
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13 Mar 2014   #13
JigsawPMB

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Home Premium x??
 
 

I should be able to update if the Home premium version will honor the setting as I'm going to shut down for a while today and do some errands and once I get back home I will boot up and check it out. Fingers crossed. Will check out the link before I go though. thanks
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13 Mar 2014   #14
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

One thing i think some of the others forgot to mention though; is BEFORE making ANY changes to the registry; ALWAYS make sure to back up your registry first!; failure to do so could result in bad things happening if you make a mistake in the registry; as the registry is one of the main "key" operating components of windows.
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15 Mar 2014   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
SPR - Software Restriction Policies

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
As I understand it, gpedit is just a Graphic User Interface that lets the user make some changes to the registry. The "lower version" of Windows simply ignore most of these changes. However, I think that there are some registry changes that gpedit can make that all versions of Windows will honor.

So - some users will report success when they cram gpedit into "lower version" of Windows and other users will report failure. It all depends on what change they were attempting to make.
So I've attempted to create a software restriction policy to block a file by it's MD5 Hash. I see the settings are available but actually the restrictions don't work - even after several reboots. This is another example that you can add to your list!


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