CCleaner wont delete these reg entries

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    After uninstalling software, these reg entries are persistently appearing recurrently on each run of the reg cleaner. I've tried deleting these entries manually via reg editor but the erro cannot delete key prevents them from being removed? Is there a solution?


    Unused File Extension .vp6 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.vp6
    Unused File Extension .tpr HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.tpr
    Unused File Extension .qt HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.qt
    Unused File Extension .pva HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.pva
    Unused File Extension .pss HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.pss
    Unused File Extension .mpv HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.mpv
    Unused File Extension .dal HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.dal
    Unused File Extension .da HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.da
    Unused File Extension .cue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.cue
    Unused File Extension .bik HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bik
    Unused File Extension .avs HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.avs
     
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  3. Brian K

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    Good links. A fifth way is to use your Windows boot disk.
     
  4. DVD+R

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    Windows boot disk doesn't give full access to regedit
     
  5. zapjb

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    But Linux does.
     
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    You can use Sysinternals PsExec to open regedit as system.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/w7-help-me-to-delete-these-keys.293664/#post-1836864

    The batch file I use is a little simpler but it works. Just make sure to run the batch file as admin. Of course change the batch file to match the directory you place PsExec in.

    Start "" "E:\Utilities\PsExec\psexec.exe" -i -d -s c:\windows\regedit.exe

    Especially useful for deleting remaining legacy registry entries left over from removed anti-malware programs.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015
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