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Solved: XP registry

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mom2inky, Jan 25, 2007.

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  1. mom2inky

    mom2inky Thread Starter

    Sep 16, 2005
    i just ran registrybooster and had 350 approx errors, for example
    the file type .tp under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT is associated to a non-existent tpfile.
    can, since i can locate these types of errors, delete them from the registry? thanks:confused:
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    Hi mom2inky,
    The benefits or otherwise of using registry cleaners / registry fixers elicits mixed views. Hopefully these links will illustrate this:



    However, everyone is agreed that before going down this route - should one choose to - a full back-up beforehand is vital.

    I'm sure others will also post their views but I hope my contribution has helped you?

  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2000
    A full backup will not always allow you to get out of a problem caused by a Registry Cleaner.

    If the removed entries affect an area of Windows that is infrequently used, or it affects an application that you infrequently use or a feature of an application that is infrequently used, the failure may not occur for days/weeks/months. At that point you would not be considering doing a full restore from backup.
  4. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    Don't delete anything that isn't causing a problem. It isn't worth it.
  5. 1101doc


    Dec 8, 2006
    If it ain't broke- fix it til it is.
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