are you afraid of the windows registry?

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  1. kof

    kof Registered Member

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    does microsofts registry warnings slow you down?
     
  2. WSFuser

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    I ain't scared of no registry.
     
  3. Antarctica

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    I've learned from my mistakes long time ago.:oops: It doesn't scare me anymore.:p
     
  4. Pedro

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    Not anymore, but i do hate it. I don't understand it either, it seems any program can do what it wants with it. I guess i'm ignorant here too, but to me, it's a coordinated mess
     
  5. Capp

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    It may be a little nerdy, but I enjoy messing with the registry. It used to intimidate me because I didn't understand it, now it's no big deal at all.

    Sometimes, it's the easiest way to get something just the way you want it. :)
     
  6. ThunderZ

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    Love playing in the registry. If I want something tweaked I prefer to do it manually as opposed to adding another program that does it for me. Call me old fashioned. :D
     
  7. Ice_Czar

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    having whacked away at portions of the registry with a large battleaxe on more than one occasion and still not busted it,
    Id say it depends on the subhive your working on.

    And having a parallel install to replace the hive in total via a GUI makes one fearless. :p
    It is nice to have automatically generated copies of the hive for each of the last 20 boots
    as opposed to just the last known good or manual backups however
     
  8. HAN

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    Used to be scared to death of it. I'm still far, far, far from an expert but no longer afraid to jump in and go for it!
     
  9. herbalist

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    I enjoy working with the registry, especially on DOS based PCs. There's so much more you can do when Windows isn't interfering.
    Automated registry restore via DOS batch files. Real time registry protection unneeded.
    Multiple registries, enabling me to switch between vastly different configurations with a single click.
    It's fun just seeing what you can make a system do when you can restore back to where you started with one click, or one command line entry should your experimenting make the registry unusable.
    Rick
     
  10. ErikAlbert

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    I'm not scared, I just don't like to run any risks when removing registries, just for cleaning purposes.

    Almost any software, including Windows installs UNUSED registries.
    I don't like to remove these unused registries, I ignore these registries in my registry cleaner.
    That's why I run a registry cleaner before and after installing/uninstalling a software to keep my registry cleaner under control.

    All these registry cleaners are just opinions of different programmers and which one are you going to trust ?
     
  11. twl845

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    I usually don't delete anything from the registry I don't recognize. But I will delete and backup certain entrees that look safe.:eek:
     
  12. JerryM

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    Yes.:oops:
    Jerry
     
  13. Carver

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    No I don't think so, I mean I used to be. But since I came to wilders I have learned a lot, but I am no expert.
     
  14. sweater

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    I just use proven and tested registry cleaners....:D
     
  15. EASTER.2010

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    No, Never did, but programs that leave behind tons of entries in System\CurrentControlSet\Services in XP sure does. :eek:
     
  16. ThunderZ

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    Love digging through the registry after uninstalling an app. Even after running a reg. cleaner or two. It might surprise some at what is left behind. I only delete the obvious keys. Those with the program\authors\companies name. Who knows what un-named entries are left behind. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Registry is an ugly piece of crapola. It was made to make sure precious corporate cookies weren't eaten by communists.
    Mrk
     
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