Need Help From Microsoft Windows Expert

I am changing some registry keys on my new Lenovo Thinkstation with Windows 8 that control font sizes and some other visual features of the user interface, and then rebooting. When I did this on my Lenovo Thinkpad with Windows 8, the registry entries “took”, and the UI was customized to my liking. On this new Thinkstation, after the reboot, the registry entries are all reverting their previous state, and the UI doesn’t change.

Any thoughts about how to get these registry changes to stick? There is obviously something in the system that is causing them to revert, and I want to turn it off.


  1. cookingwithsolvents says

    I would try to deprotect system files, reboot see if it takes, reprotect system files. There is probably some thinkpad bloatware that is scrubbing the registry.

    Alternatively, there is a spot in the registry that you missed this time…

  2. Trebuchet says

    Remember when Bill G. put an icon on your desktop that said “My Computer”? He meant that. It’s his computer, not yours.

  3. wtfwhateverd00d says

    I found someone at this blog here who might be able to help.

    Take what he says with a grain of salt and make sure you back everything up, because he might juste be a huge dipshit.

    I Am A Fucken Windows 8 Geeeeenius!!!!!!!!!
    Jan 28 2013
    Category:dipshite by Comradde PhysioProffe
    I dicked around on Google searching for how to change the default UI fonts and other appearances of Windows 8, and I figured it out! I went into a Windows 7 machine with a screen of indentical size and resolution and set everything set exactly how I wanted it, and then I exported the registry key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]. This contains all of the settings of things like desktop icon and font size, program menu font size, title bar font, etc. (No fucken idea why all this shit is encoded in fucked uppe weird lists of hexadecimal numbers, instead of just normal text.) Then you can import this registry key into your Windows 8 machine, and VIOLIN!!

  4. wtfwhateverd00d says

    My guess is that if you need to what you want to do via the Registry, you’re fucked, both because you’re a dumbass jerke who’s level of technology is best known as “goldfish bowle” but also because I believe Windows does more and more to protect the registry from the random cum spewing of useres like you.

    I suspect you do know how to google, maybe you pestered a grade studente long enough to show you, but regardless, this search seems to lead to a few suggestiones:

    Have fun storming the castle.

  5. mary says

    Here are two people who can help you. They hook up with you at home and fix your problems. I have dealt with them for about 10 years and can say that they are remarkably knowledgeable and extremely honest. They spend the time it needs to resolve your problem. You watch your screen as the one with you works on your computer. So, unlike leaving your computer at a store, you see exactly what is being done and can interact during the session.
    If they can’t fix it, you don’t pay.

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