Un-deletable Registry entries

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  1. screamer

    screamer Registered Member

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    I use several registry cleaners/editors: RegCure, JV16, RegScrubXP,Registry Mechanic, Eusing & RegSeeker. Aside from these apps I also use CCleaner. I have several registry entries (mostly from old, un-installed apps) that I'd like to remove. All the apps show these entries as invalid, and list them to be cleaned, but none can actually clean them. I've tried manually deleting them, but I get "cannot delete". Does anyone know of an app that can force clean these entries?

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    On the registry entrys that you can't delete do you have the proper permissons. If not just right click on it and change it
     
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    Thanks Carver, I'll give it a shot.

    Wouldn't you think that I would be informed by the programs that clean the registry if I didn't have permission to delete? Instead, the results all come back as 32 invalid entries found / 32 invalid entries fixed.

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    Are they listed as "legacy drivers"? If so, there is a thread around here somewhere with a neat little app. one of the members wrote. Alows you to run regedit in such a way that they can be deleted manually.
     
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    Thanks Tommy. Thats the one. My mistake about the Author, oops. Kudos to Sysinternals and apologies for the mstake.
     
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    Yep, i found it quick because i had the same question some weeks ago :thumb:
     
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    Actually, they're not legacy keys(?), they're leftovers from Norton AV & SystemWorks. I've been able to delete them by changing permissions.

    Thanks!

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