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buytick

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If I go into the registry and see under "Hexkey - Local Machine" - Software, some software which I no longer use or want, can I delete them and how do I do it?
Is there a program for easy editing?
 

blues_harp28

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Hi..Those you "no longer use" and no longer "want"..should first be uninstalled from add-remove programs..and then files and folders..
Removing items from the Registry should be done with caution...ONLY delete items you know have been uninstalled...
Click on uninstalled program in the Registry..once highlighted..click Edit>Delete..
 
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Hi,

You can, but I would first suggest creating a restore point using System Restore and testing it.

How to test System Restore:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#HowToTest

You may find Regseeker to be of help with cleaning the registry. You can also use it's search function to locate entry by name. Example, if you were to uninstall Adobe Reader via add/remove programs in Control Panel then did a search of the registry for Adobe, these entry should be able to be removed safely as long as there are no other Adobe application installed on there system.

Regseeker:
http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
 
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