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post #1 of 6
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I am recuperating from overusing my reg cleaner auslogics
I am so happy there was a rescue utility and I was able to save my registry
photoshop was just disappearing mid edit
now I find using regedit there are remains of 2 uninstalled programs
I am trying to contact the vendors about the safety of deleting their keys
Do you all think its ok to just leave them????????????????
post #2 of 6
You could do a clean reinstall of windows or a system restore.
    
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Don't touch the registry unless you are absolutely sure of what you're doing. Having some registries lying around unused is BARELY going to make any sort of difference on a modern rig, maybe it was important back in the days of Intel Celleries but not today. It's not worth the risk of screwing up your PC any more than it is already.
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Well if you want to be anal about your registry, only use Ccleaner to do it and keep it updated. I have used it on hundreds of PCs and none of them have had problems from it.
post #5 of 6
Export (save) that is the whole registry before messing up; then, also export particular keys or values that you are in doubt about - like the two uninstalled programs.
You can restore (import) the deleted keys just clicking on the exported file - it's just text but the suffix is .reg
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks for replies
I am not touching the registry especially after photoshops disappearing act mid edit
I have all the previous cleanings in tne auslogic duplicate file finder rescue utility
all seems stable I tried to contact the software companies of the residual registry entries no luck
leaving this status quo I overtweaked enough
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