When I suggest a Linux LiveCD to fix Windows registry or delete files. Suggestion is ignored or

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  1. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    When I suggest a Linux LiveCD to delete a Windows file or registry entry. One that can't be deleted inside Windows or comes back after a restart. Either from malware or incomplete uninstall.

    OP disappears, ignores my suggestions or it kills the thread & OP will try other's inWindows convoluted fixes instead.

    What's up with that? Are Windows users too bull headed? I even include links.

    Fix the Windows Registry from a Linux Thumb Drive
    Or
    4 Ways to Edit Registry Key Values Without Booting into Windows
    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-edit-windows-registry-key-values-without-booting-in-windows/
     
  2. Veeshush

    Veeshush Registered Member

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    Because
    They'd want instead an automated program to search through the registry and fix it. I can't really blame them, it can be some tedious stuff.


    Those links are great though. :thumb:
     
  3. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    The real question is why M$ and it users do not seem to understand that from a security point of view, the Registry in Windows systems is the all time worst design decision ever made at any time in any Operating System. I rest my case!

    -- Tom
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Don't sweat. You can only help people that much. Teach a man how to fish etc. You can't teach him to become a master chef. Or something.
    Mrk
     
  5. Gullible Jones

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    Taking the OP seriously (perhaps too much so):
    - Linux is something new and "difficult," and people are averse to perceived risks.
    - The Windows registry is daunting to mess around with, and not every Windows user knows their way around it.
    - Too many Linux users/advocates come off as smug, so Windows users automatically ignore the sensible ones too.

    Edit: @lotuseclat79

    I'm curious, how is the registry a bad idea from a security standpoint? AFAIK the hive files are only accessible to the SYSTEM user, and the kernel arbitrates users' registry access through API calls, with a whole slew of access control features (including mandatory ones, though nobody uses those).
     
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  6. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Gullible,

    It boils down to letting the user modify the Registry without any understanding of what the changes mean in terms of security for Windows systems - NOT having been designed for security from the start of its design all the way to its finish via a verified secure design phase.

    -- Tom
     
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