|Hey, you have refreshed my memory. Yes, I think the "exactly the same" entries I've spotted over the years did have and additional .1 (not a 1 in brackets as I said earlier). My guess is that the .1 entries are newer and therefore the ones that matter. However |
I'm not certain so I would be the last person to suggest that you go around deleting the ones without the .1 because I might be quite wrong - maybe you need both.
I still think the best bet is to leave well alone, but if you want to play then you need to backup your registry first. There is a very neat little freebie out there called ERUNT which does just that. It restores the complete registry rather than remerging, so you can quickly get back to where you started if you do the wrong thing. The only risk is if you remove something that is so important that Windows then fails to start. A long story then starts LOL.
Here's a link to ERUNT:
It can be useful if you want to "juggle" registries although if I restore an earlier registry I first try to match the installed state to it as near as I can. In fact I keep a Notepad file in with the restores and always record the date and major changes when I save a new registry. System Restore (XP) is a different matter because that restores the whole system, not just the registry.
How to know you are getting old 1:
If you can remember when radishes tasted of something