Some registry keys are always hard to find in the huge and mysterious registry… Therefore I decided to write them down and share them with you. If you have any “must have” suggestions. Please send them to me!

The famous “User Profile List”. If you need to delete a user profile, don’t forget to delete the corresponding profile key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Have you ever wanted to block an application executable in Windows 7? This possible by using the following key. The data in the “debugger” key replaces the execution of the keyname. In our case, if you start Winword.exe, msg.exe will run instead. (by the way, it’s a String Value). Nice huh?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Winword.exe
"debugger"="msg.exe * This application has been blocked"

Find windows installer information like “UninstallString” under this registry key. The installer files are stored/cached in C:\Windows\Installer.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

 

More to come! I’m just gettin’ started 😉