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Ext User(charley)
03-06-2007, 04:13 PM
I am sorry I seemed to have asked the wrong question.I did not mean for the
ridicule I have read here to happen.I just read that if you have downloaded
programs when you uninstall them the leave obsolete regostry entries which
can slow your computer down.
When My we bought the computer from future shop they downloaded windows
xp,but did not give us a copy of it nor did they give us a copy of any other
program we had put on the computer.That is why I do not have a copy of the
windows program to use as a backup.when I go to all programs ect.I do not see
back up or backup wizard.
So How can I clean up my registry without harming it in the meantome Thank
You all for any help. charley
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charley


"Don J" wrote:

> Usually, doing an "Upgrade" insatallation is quick and easy (a few minutes
> to do all the things necessary after Windows installs) and is the way to go.
> If "Upgrade" doesn't do it, it is necessary to do a "Full Installation".
> This can be disasterous because of all the work it destroys. I've got the
> process of doing a "Full Installation" and recovering lost information down
> to less than three hours.
>
> The secret to rapid "Full Installation" is to install things like edited
> documents and source documents on a different partition than the location of
> the windows installation. If Windows is installed on drive C:, then you
> should store all documents that should not be trashed during a "Full
> Installation" on Drive D:.
>
> Examples of information that should be stored on drive D:
>
> 1) All human operator generated source documents.
>
> 2) The holding directory for the email programs. In Outlook
> Express this directory may be relocated by going to
> "Tools>Options>Maintenance>Store Folder".
>
> 3) The "Favorites" list. To change this go to
> "My Computer>Special Folders" in TweakUI.
>
> 4) Data files, for all programs that change their data files as
> you work. For example, on installation both Quicken and
> Turbotax place their data files in the Windows directory
> and therefore in the Windows partition. Both can be
> changed from the Files menu.
>
> In addition to this, I have stored copies of all of my application source
> CDs in separate subdirectories on drive E:. To reinstall my application
> programs I therefore go to Drive E: and separately install each and every
> one. This can take several hours. To speed things up I don't wait for the
> current installation to complete before starting the next. I generally have
> two or three installations going on simultaneously.
>
> I generally do all installations in parallel with downloading upgrades for
> Windows. For this purpose click the "Window Update" icon at the top of the
> start menu. And when the system finishes one download or installation
> before the others, remember to wait before clicking to restart the machine.
>
>
>
>

Ext User(Ken Blake, MVP)
04-06-2007, 03:47 AM
On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 22:56:02 -0700, charley
<charley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I am sorry I seemed to have asked the wrong question.I did not mean for the
>ridicule I have read here to happen.I just read that if you have downloaded
>programs when you uninstall them the leave obsolete regostry entries


Often, but not always, true.


>which
>can slow your computer down.



But this is almost never true. Despite what many people think, and
what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.



>When My we bought the computer from future shop they downloaded windows
>xp,


You mean "installed" not "downloaded." Windows is commercial software,
not legally available for download anywhere.


>but did not give us a copy of it nor did they give us a copy of any other
>program we had put on the computer.


Then it would appear that they cheated you. Go back and tell them that
if they don't provide the CDs for the software that you paid for, you
will contact the authorities and have them prosecuted to the full
extent of the law.


>That is why I do not have a copy of the
>windows program to use as a backup.when I go to all programs ect.I do not see
>back up or backup wizard.


> So How can I clean up my registry without harming it in the meantome Thank
>You all for any help.


You can *not "clean up" the registry without incurring the severe risk
that you will seriously damage your Windows installation.

I strongly recommend *against* the routine use of registry cleaners.
Routine cleaning of the registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave
the registry alone and don't use any registry cleaner.

The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit
it may have.


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Ext User(charley)
05-06-2007, 10:43 AM
Thank You Very Much.That is about the clearest information I have ever
recieved.Now if I could just learn to spell.
again thank you. charley
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"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:

> On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 22:56:02 -0700, charley
> <charley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I am sorry I seemed to have asked the wrong question.I did not mean for the
> >ridicule I have read here to happen.I just read that if you have downloaded
> >programs when you uninstall them the leave obsolete regostry entries
>
>
> Often, but not always, true.
>
>
> >which
> >can slow your computer down.
>
>
>
> But this is almost never true. Despite what many people think, and
> what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
> having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.
>
>
>
> >When My we bought the computer from future shop they downloaded windows
> >xp,
>
>
> You mean "installed" not "downloaded." Windows is commercial software,
> not legally available for download anywhere.
>
>
> >but did not give us a copy of it nor did they give us a copy of any other
> >program we had put on the computer.
>
>
> Then it would appear that they cheated you. Go back and tell them that
> if they don't provide the CDs for the software that you paid for, you
> will contact the authorities and have them prosecuted to the full
> extent of the law.
>
>
> >That is why I do not have a copy of the
> >windows program to use as a backup.when I go to all programs ect.I do not see
> >back up or backup wizard.
>
>
> > So How can I clean up my registry without harming it in the meantome Thank
> >You all for any help.
>
>
> You can *not "clean up" the registry without incurring the severe risk
> that you will seriously damage your Windows installation.
>
> I strongly recommend *against* the routine use of registry cleaners.
> Routine cleaning of the registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave
> the registry alone and don't use any registry cleaner.
>
> The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
> removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit
> it may have.
>
>
> --
> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
>

Ext User(Ken Blake, MVP)
05-06-2007, 11:13 AM
On Mon, 4 Jun 2007 17:32:01 -0700, charley
<charley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Thank You Very Much.


You're welcome. Glad to help.


>That is about the clearest information I have ever
>recieved.


And thank *you* for the kind words.


>Now if I could just learn to spell.


LOL!


>again thank you. charley

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Ext User(Paul Knudsen)
12-06-2007, 08:43 PM
On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 22:56:02 -0700, charley
<charley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:


>When My we bought the computer from future shop they downloaded windows
>xp,but did not give us a copy of it nor did they give us a copy of any other
>program we had put on the computer.That is why I do not have a copy of the
>windows program to use as a backup.when I go to all programs ect.I do not see
>back up or backup wizard.

Well, you were screwed. Go back there and ask for a windows CD.
You'll probably have to pay something for it, if they'll even help you
at all.

> So How can I clean up my registry without harming it in the meantome Thank
>You all for any help. charley

There are variouls registry cleaner program around. GIYF.
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