Solved: What's safe to delete in a registry clean-up?

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Kit22

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My system is Window XP with SP2 and I'm using Easy Cleaner 2.0. The problem is knowing what is safe to delete. I've deleted everything with \tmp\ in it but am very wary of things like HKEY_LOCAL_MA(Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\App Paths\ORUN32.EXE
Is there any listing, or book available that would educate me in what is safe to remove. Any help would be very much appreciated
 

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Are you using the most current version of EasyCleaner, which is 2.0.6.380, and have you updated the blacklist to #9?

Personally, I've never had a problem with deleting all the registry entries that it finds as being invalid, but there's no 100% guarantee that it'll do the same for you.

Since you're classifying yourself as a "Beginner", you probably shouldn't be messing with registry cleaners anyway.

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Thanks Flavallee. I loaded the Easy Cleaner 2 from the disc that came with my Microsoft Windows XP magazine (Feb,06) I don't know what version. SInce there are only 31 errors left in my registry, which, on reading others problems, seems like a low number, I shall take your advice and leave well alone.
 

Kit22

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Hi Blues_Harp28
Thanks for the tip that safe items are normally in Green. Thanks also for your link. Some interesting reading, and I think I am convinced to proceed with caution.
 
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