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Solved: Unnecessary Registry Keys?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wyred, Jan 31, 2005.

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  1. wyred

    wyred Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2005
    A couple of days ago I was changing a few keys in my registry in order to fix my reoccurring DSO Exploit problem, when I noticed several keys for programs that I had uninstalled many, many moons ago.

    Why aren’t these keys removed when you uninstall the software? Is it safe to delete these keys, now that I have uninstalled the software?
  2. jephree


    Jul 3, 2004
    Alot of uninstallers wont remove everything.
    Also run a search for your old programs; just to see.
    Any leftovers should be safe to delete.
    Backup the registry if it males you feel better.

    Also this is a good little freeware cleaner:

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