I know this is off topic but you're such good bunch on here, I didn't think
that you would mind.
Does anyone have any experience of programs like REGCURE or REGEDIT ?
Are they ok to use ?
I know that you shouldn't delve into the registry files unless you know what
you are doing.
REGCURE test showed 842 errors in my registry today but I couldn't go any
further unless I purchased the program. Just wondering if I should splash
the cash or not.
Is there really an third-party application called regedit? (Regedit is the
Windows registry editor).
You might like to try http://safety.live.com/ which redirects
to a microsoft site and you will find some tools there.
You trust Microsoft not to screw up your computer don't you?
You don't mind Microsoft rummaging through your files???
On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 23:34:21 +0100, "the_constructor"
Well, really you should do something with it as Windows is hopeless at
looking after the registry, it just lets it fall to pieces in any old
But, some of theses 'registry cleaners' are absolute crap and are best
left well alone as they are nothign more than a con. I'd be interested
in finding out what does what these days, I've not cleaned a registry
Yup, always worth looking for any new program you feel like trying here
before trying it. As you can see there are a vast number of rouge
programs out there.
Don't splash cash when there are many tried and tested free variants
that do the same job. One thing you may find is that Windows will re-
introduce certain keys next time you reboot anyway, so you may find
the same ones cropping up time and time again regardless)
One i've found absolutely bulletproof is the one that comes with Crap
Cleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com ) - it's not very vicious in
operation, but it's all the safer for it.
Crap Cleaner in itself is worth paying for, but it's actually free !
Also try Regseeker - again, had no problems with it, and it's possibly
a little more thorough in it's cleaning.
Once you've done that, consider using:
NTregopt from here: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt
(which will compact the registry)
JKDefrag from here: http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag /
(a very nice and thorough defrag program)
Listen. It runs Unix.
What more do you need? Even an 11 year old (in Jurassic Park) "knows"
it - even under stress - although that was SGI.
Natively, it has all that I need - Apple Mail actually works properly
with IMAP (Outlook, well....), and I have a choice of News readers
(very important) and even MS Orifice if I want to kill people with
Powerpoint (which is rare).
So the bread and butter stuff is handled.
Then if I have to run any legacy applications, I can run either
Parallels or VMWare to provide a virtual PC. This has considerable
advantages. With the Windows monitor (It isn't an operating system),
I can arrange a complete virtual machine with all updates applied and
keep a copy of it as an image. When it breaks (with the same
inevitability as Peter Parry's Saniflo), I can just dump the offending
copy and be back in operation in a couple of minutes.
Alternatively, I can have whichever flavour of Linux I like at the
flick of an image.
On the Intel platform, this all runs very well
The market thinks so as well.
I'm really glad that I bought and sold VMWare stock - more than 75%
gain in a few days :-)
No, because it isn't.
You had exactly the same opportunity to invest as I did. Presumably
you chose not to. It's not so much an achievement on my part, but a
missed opportunity if you didn't. There have been very very few,
tech IPOs in recent years so this one was worth backing almost as a
matter of principle. So it paid off. I'm not going to feel guilty
There's no hijacking at all. You need to follow the logic.
- Registry editing is only done because the Windows-shit is
fundamentally broken. It isn't an operating system but a piece of
amorphous junk on crutches. These registry editing products wouldn't
be needed if the stupid PoS actually worked properly. At best they
are like sticking plaster on an amputation. They will work for a
bit, but sooner rather than later, Windows will break to the degree
that it isn't worth repair. Actually it wasn't anyway, but let's leave
that to the side.
- One could go for Linux, which does, in general, provide a good and
stable environment and some reasonable free applications. However,
there are difficulties with some distributions in supporting some
- While I am not an advocate of closed systems, the Mac environment
does provide known good hardware and a Unix operating system.
Essentially it does what it says on the tin, unlike the Redmond
Rubbish. Therefore it's a natural solution to avoid the need to have
registry editors, repair programs and all the rest of the crutches. A
good alternative to a registry editor, therefore.
- With it so far?
- So the Mac environment gives a much better solution, but inevitably
there are a few Wndows apps to run. Enter virtualisation. For the Mac
there are two. Until recently, Parallels was the only game in town.
Not bad but a few limitations.
- VMWare for the Mac is a new entrant, but it has been around for other
platforms for years. It performs better than Parallels. It very
neatly gets around the need for registry editors and other repair
stuff. When the Windows virtual machine breaks, it can be dumped and
replaced in under two minutes. Back up and running. That's a lot
more appealing than messing about with registry edtors and fix
utilities which always eventually fail.
- Given all of the above, and having bought a copy of VMWare, I
discover that the stock is going on the market. This is a more
interesting investment opportunity than Premium Bonds or a NatWest
money pig., so I buy some.
- It was sold days later at a nice profit so there's no portfolio.
This is not a hold stock.
- So the net result is a proper operating environment, ability to run
Billyshit in a controlled and painless way and making some money into
the bargain. There's no ego in any of that, just a sound set of
logical decisions that have worked out rather well.
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