12Mb registry

  ronsla 23:38 17 Oct 2004

Can anyone advise how I can reduce the size of my registry which is over 12Mb. I understand Win98 has a limit of 11Mb. I've tried a cleaner which found over 800 invalid paths and apparently corrected them - I ran the compact optio but the size of the registry hasnt changed. If I run scanreg /opt it stops after 90% saying error occurred and restores the original.

  Dan the Confused 00:00 18 Oct 2004

You could try TuneUp Utilities 2004 (30 day free trial). It has a good registry cleaner and optimiser on it. click here

  Stuartli 11:20 18 Oct 2004

If you have a good sized hard drive, then 12MB will/should make very little difference.

I have XP Pro, for which System Restore takes 12 per cent of the hard drive space by default (set at a time when drive capacities were very much lower than today).

I've adjusted it to three per cent (since raised to four per cent); at three per cent the total involved was 1,533MB and it's now 2,200MB at four per cent on a 60GB drive.

  ronsla 13:31 18 Oct 2004

Thanks for the replies so far. I've emailed Tuneup to check that their software will actually reduce the registry.
Stuartli - I am using Win98 and it is the actual registry which I have been told is limited to 11Mb. Over that size and I am told there can be random mysterious faults ( which is what I get from time to time).

  canard 22:08 18 Oct 2004

Please how do you find out how big the registry is?

  ronsla 07:14 19 Oct 2004

Re registry size - for Win98 there are 2 files in the C:\windows folder - system.dat and user.dat. Their combined size is the registry size.

  canard 20:43 20 Oct 2004

Thankyou ronsala.

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