How to use Regseeker?

  hiwatt 17:58 09 Jul 08
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Hi folks,I only usually use the clean the registry option but I had a look in installed applications under application settings and there are numerous entries from old programs I uninstalled a long time ago.When I click on them it opens up registry editor.Does anyone know the best(safest way)to get rid of these?Thanks.

  crosstrainer 18:04 09 Jul 08

Regseeker is a good utility, but can be a bit aggressive. If you are not familiar with the registry, don't delete things. You can really mess things up.

Ccleaner is more gentle and the registry cleaner gives you a good look at what you are deleting, and the option to backup the registry prior to deletion.

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  hiwatt 19:42 09 Jul 08

Thanks crosstrainer.I use ccleaner regulary.I was just wondering if I could delete these entries.There's lots of stuff there from programs I uninstalled yonks ago and was just wondering why they were still there under application settings?Thanks.

  crosstrainer 06:57 10 Jul 08

It's because many software companies seem incapable of writing a good uninstall routine. If these programmes are not longer on your PC, delete them.

I have 0 bad entries in my registry, and keep it that way by using regseeker and ccleaner. There are a couple that are identified as old which are not, but they are obvious as they relate to games which should not really run under Vista, but which I have tweaked.

As long as you back up the registry prior to deleting you should be fine.

Lot's of old redundant entries slows down you pc.

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