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mom2inky

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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:
 

1002richards

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

http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/528227-solved-registry-programs.html

http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html

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?

Richard.
 

WhitPhil

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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.
 
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