XP Registry - Finding all instances

March 5, 2006 at 07:18:19
Specs: XP Home & PRO All SP2, 2.02GHz/512RAM
I'd like to know what you use when working with Windows XP Registry. I am looking for something that will

1) Bring up all instances of a program through Find All function

2) Give me the ability to safely delete all instances at once. (I'm getting tired of doing it one by one)

Is there anything like this or am I dreaming on a lazy Sunday morning in NYC?

Thanks

i_XpUser


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#1
March 5, 2006 at 08:04:36
I found the solution to my first question. Nirsoft's Registry Scanner (RegScanner v1.20) does that. Still looking for answers to my second question. Anyone?

i_XpUser


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#2
March 5, 2006 at 08:27:37
Found alternative solution to my first question - it's Bill James's VBScript edit called Registry Search Tool. IMO Nirsoft RegScanner is better because I don't have to import a reg file. Still searching for answers to my second question. Anyone willing to help me out?

i_XpUser


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#3
March 5, 2006 at 08:33:50
I use RegCleaner on a regular basis.
It does not work inside the registry but will list hardware and relative registry entries and make them available for deletion directly from the listing.
Also it allows a preview of the registry entry.

I like it and it has never scrambled a system like some others I have tried over the years.
http://www.worldstart.com/weekly-download/archives/reg-cleaner4.3.htm

Good luck
Greaner


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#4
March 5, 2006 at 09:02:14
"2) Give me the ability to safely delete all instances at once. (I'm getting tired of doing it one by one)"

I find that really odd, every single registry tool that I have used allows the selection and deletion of multiple items at a time. What program is it that you use that isn't allowing you to do this.

BTW, what I use the most is a combination of EasyCleaner, RegSupreme Pro and RegVac.

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#5
March 5, 2006 at 09:43:51
You have to check out this program called WINXP Manager.It can do alot including registry clean and repair.Last evening i tried un-installing Quake 4 first through add\remove programs then CC Cleaner un-installer.It just wouldn't un-install!.Then i noticed winxp manager has Smart Un-installer.Used it and was amazed.It searched for every reference to this game and deleted everything.So long Quake 4!.

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#6
March 5, 2006 at 10:01:23
Hello everyone,

XpUser,

If you are not wanting to continue hitting F3 when using the Find function within regedit but get a list of the entire search you can use Registry Explorer.

It will also allow you to delete all or a portion of the search results.

"Give me the ability to safely delete all instances at once".

Registry explorer is no more or no less safe than using regedit, just much quicker.


Best Regards,
Mesich


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#7
March 5, 2006 at 12:01:10
Thanks for the link Mesich, I was looking for something like tihs.

Unity is strength.


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#8
March 5, 2006 at 12:20:36
Hi Arctos,

Your welcome, glad I could share.

Makes it even nicer that it's free. :-)

Best Regards,
Mesich


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#9
March 5, 2006 at 13:39:24
Hi Saber, Hi Mesich, Hi Everyone

we took advantage of the beautiful weather here in NYC :-)

Saber,

What I'm looking for is exactly what Mesich suggested. I just got tired of spending too much time working under the Registry hoods and want to do the job more quicker. Registry Explorer appears to be the perfect tool for me. I will test it to make sure it doesn't delete anything I don't want it to before I add it to my customer toolbag.

Thank you Mesich for the tip :-)

Good day to all :-)

i_XpUser


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#10
March 5, 2006 at 16:32:28
Hi Mesich- I will give it a go. Thanks.

http://computervitals.com/


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#11
March 5, 2006 at 16:44:10
Hi Per,

It works very well for myself.

It does not scan or clean anything, so one doesn't have to worry about an "automatic fix" feature.

It's really no different than using regedit with an "Explorer" view, and some enhanced features, such as the "find".

I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it.

Best Regards,
Mesich


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#12
March 5, 2006 at 16:52:55
Good news - ALL THUMBS UP!!.

I put it through a rigor test - it found and purged remanants from several programs I removed long ago. Reboot the PC with no plm.

I have to stress that Registry Explorer is not for everybody. It can render the PC inoperable if you don't know what you're doing.

Once again thanks alot for this fantastic utility.

i_XpUser


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#13
March 5, 2006 at 17:02:59
Hi XpUser,

I am very happy to hear you like it.

I assume it's going into the "customer toolbag"?

You got the first round at Starbuck's. :-)

Best Regards,
Mesich


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#14
March 5, 2006 at 17:25:52
Yep it has been added :-)

Best regards

i_XpUser


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