Registry settings and shareware/freeware

  TimCDC 17:48 19 May 2003

I'm a relatively new PC owner, and have on occasions installed programmes from CDs that ship with PC magazines (such as PC Advisor). I figure that they must do something to my registry settings to show that they have arrived. After looking at the programme, I have usually simply uninstalled it using hte add/remove programmes utility. But does this leave an "imprint" on my registry? I'm keen to simply keep it tidy in order to prevent problems in the future, and thought it might be helpful to delete/undo any changes such programmes make. Is there any way of recording and undoing such changes? Thanks, Tim

  Valvegrid 18:02 19 May 2003

Download the little program from these people, it will let you go through the registry and remove all the old keys for programs you know no longer exist.

click here


  Valvegrid 18:05 19 May 2003

Use the regcleaner, the second listing in the download section.

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