registry

Tue
06
Feb
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Vista Upgrade DVD Trick: Clean Install Vista Without Previous OS

It's a fact: a clean install of Windows is *always* preferable to upgrading a new version over top of a previous Windows installation. Why is this so? The answer is three words: The Windows Registry. For example: when you install and uninstall ... programs to a Windows PC, things get added to the Registry -- the 'heart' of the Windows Operating System. The Registry is a complex database that keeps track of installed programs, program preferences, user data, operating system settings, and the like. However, over time, some programs may not install or uninstall properly, and the Registry becomes ... (view more)

Tue
19
Dec
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'Registry Repair', and 'Hotkicks'

Registry Repair Users gradually experience a degradation in their Windows performance. Much of it can be attributed to Windows Registry Errors. By using Free Window Registry Repair regularly and repairing your registry your system should not only be ... more stable but it will also help Windows run faster. For your convenience it automatically backs up any repairs made so that you always can restore Windows registry to the original state. NOTE: you should *always* use caution when modifying your registry manually. For a more automated and revised registry cleaner, we highly recommend you try the ... (view more)

Fri
01
Dec
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'Registry Repair', and 'Session Manager'

Registry Repair Almost all Windows users gradually experiences the downfall in their PC's performance. Much of it can be attributed to Windows Registry Errors. By using Free Window Registry Repair regularly and repairing your registry, your system ... should not only be more stable but it will also help Windows run faster. For your convenience it automatically backs up any repairs made so that you always can restore Windows registry to the original state. http://www.regsofts.com/ Session Manager This extension allows you to save the current state of Firefox (history, text data, cookies) and ... (view more)

Thu
05
Oct
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WinShampoo 2: Two Incredible PC Utilities In One!

Have you ever taken a good, long, hard look at everything stored on your computer? Chances are there are heaps of redundant and unnecessary files that are taking up valuable disk space and cluttering up your file system. Why are they there? What's ... their purpose? And how in the world did they get on your PC in the first place? If you've owned a computer for any length of time, you have inevitably downloaded, installed, and later gotten rid of program after program. What you may not realize, though, is that uninstalling a program often leaves you with "leftovers." Now, you'd think that the " ... (view more)

Wed
23
Aug
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'Gpu', and 'Windows Registry Recovery'

Gpu Participate in an Internet-based supercomputer, or a "Global Processing Unit." According to the developers, GPU is "an extensible framework for distributed computing on P2P grids. We support peaceful, free and open research. We render movies, ... crawl the Internet and improve a 15 GHz cluster of Gnutella/Pastella clients. GPU is a Gnutella client that allows users to share CPU-resources. GPU allows the creation of computer alliances. The CPU-time sharing system does not recognize privileges between users. Each person agrees to provide network resources as needed and in return is ... (view more)

Tue
25
Apr
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A Driver for This Device Was not Required and has Been Disabled (Code 32) - CD Rom Drives Wont Work?

Infopackets Reader Ken H. writes: " Dear Dennis, In the device manager, all of my DVD and CD-ROM devices won't work. Device Manager states that 'a driver for this device was not required and has been disabled (Code 32)'. Question: how can I get ... these devices to work again? I have uninstalled them and restarted the computer to let it find new drivers but that didn't work. I have scanned my PC for viruses and am clean. I have also researched this topic in Google and found a post which states that this error message can appear if you have Roxio Easy CD Creator (which I do). The post suggested a ... (view more)

Tue
25
Apr
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A Driver for This Device Was not Required and has Been Disabled (Code 32)?

Infopackets Reader Ken H. writes: " Dear Dennis, In the device manager, all of my DVD and CD-ROM devices won't work. Device Manager states that 'a driver for this device was not required and has been disabled (Code 32)'. Question: how can I get ... these devices to work again? I have uninstalled them and restarted the computer to let it find new drivers but that didn't work. I have scanned my PC for viruses and am clean. I have also researched this topic in Google and found a post which states that this error message can appear if you have Roxio Easy CD Creator (which I do). The post suggested a ... (view more)

Tue
25
Apr
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'Registry Wizard', and 'Futurix Tools'

Registry Wizard Scan windows registry for critical and non critical errors. Fix found Registry Errors. Delete useless registry keys and those containing errors. Restore registry keys and values from backup file. ... http://geocities.com/sergey.tikhomirov/regwiz.html Futurix Tools FuturixTools is a collection of small utilities for Windows users. The tools are useful for batch scripts or for making quick shortcuts in the start menu. Included tools: Turn Off Display: Puts primary monitor in stand-by mode. Clean Windows MRU: Empties Windows recent documents list. Launch Screensaver: Starts ... (view more)

Wed
05
Apr
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System32 Opens At Startup

Infopackets Reader 'Frances' writes: " Dear Dennis, When I start my computer, the System32 folder opens. I don't know how it started, but how do I make the System 32 folder stop appearing? I went to Start -> Run, typed in 'MSCONFIG', then went ... and looked at my Startup, but I don't know what to uncheck. My Norton software is up to date and I am using Windows XP and Verizon DSL. Please help. Thank you. " My response: This is a frequently asked question. In fact, I managed to find a Microsoft Knowledge Base article ( KB#170086 ) which describes why the System32 folder may appear after you ... (view more)

Thu
23
Mar
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'Registry Assistant', and 'Last Freeware Version'

Registry Assistant Quickly backup and restore your Windows registry. It's better to be safe than sorry! http://lazyanduseless.belike.net/txp/ Last Freeware Version 321download.com hosts an archive of programs that began as freeware but changed to ... shareware. http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/ (view more)

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