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My Registry Feels So Dirty - Do I need to further de-virus my computer?

Apparently, my Dell laptop was hit with a virus this weekend. I fixed the problem by using the Windows XP reinstallation disc to repair it. Do I need to do anything else? [more inside]
posted by CRS on Jul 30, 2007 - 3 answers

How to extract parts of a backed up WinXp registry and import into the current one?

I have an old and less than ideal backup of my windows registry. The only part that doesn't work is the system part (I manually deleted some hardware profile entries and buggered the thing). Is there a way to grab ONLY the hardware profile entries from a registry backup and then insert them into the broken one? Regedit doesn't seem to allow me to open, edit and copy from a backup registry. [more inside]
posted by Smegoid on Jul 2, 2007 - 2 answers

I want an espresso machine.

Can my partner and I still make use of a gift registry even if we are not doing a traditional ceremony-then-reception type event? [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Jul 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Who will stop Domain Registry of America?

Yet another one of my clients has been confused by a Domain Registry of America "invoice" mailing, and now I'm even madder at them. I saw this FTC ruling from 2003, but is there any kind of action/suit against the company now? If not, why not? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 31, 2007 - 20 answers

More than 2 IE7 connections?

How do I make IE7 use more than 2 connections at once? [more inside]
posted by Steven C. Den Beste on May 22, 2007 - 3 answers

pranks needed.

Does anybody have any ideas of some practical jokes i can play on a colleague by remoting into his registry? [more inside]
posted by goldism on Apr 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Is Compacting the Registry Safe & Worthwhile?

Is compacting the registry safe & a good thing to do? will it improve performance and speed things up? What specifically would this to for me? I'm using Registry Mechanic on a windows XP machine.
posted by Richiedude on Apr 8, 2007 - 5 answers

XP unusably slow after STOP errors and running checkdisk - what's going on?

So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 4, 2007 - 25 answers

Save the ITunes, Save the world!

Help me save my GF's ITunes! There is of course... [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Feb 5, 2007 - 9 answers

What handtools should I register for?

I have been tasked with registering for hand tools. I have a general idea what kinds of tools to get, but need suggestions on what I'm missing, where to register and how much to spend. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Dec 19, 2006 - 38 answers

Troubleshooting Quicktime Install error

Please help me COMPLETELY remove quicktime from my system (at least, that's what I think I need to do) [more inside]
posted by quibx on Nov 21, 2006 - 5 answers

Is there such a thing as a website that acts as a Meta Gift Registry, specifically for baby items?

Is there such a thing as a website that acts as a Meta Gift Registry, specifically for baby items? [more inside]
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian on Nov 17, 2006 - 9 answers

I don't want a wedding list/gift registry!

How do I avoid a "wedding" list (or gift registry as they're called here) without upsetting people? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Nov 1, 2006 - 38 answers

Registry woes - what is causing it?

Windows XP Registry - What tools can be used to analyse ntuser.dat hives? [more inside]
posted by Leud on Aug 31, 2006 - 4 answers

How to avoid Register.com

How do I avoid Register.com? [more inside]
posted by Blingo on Aug 11, 2006 - 17 answers

"The web is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet."

"I want to come with you to Redmond and learn the ways of the Registry. I want to be Teh Haxorz, like my father before me." [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Aug 11, 2006 - 15 answers

Bypass administrator priveleges!?!?

What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
posted by nserrano on Jul 19, 2006 - 18 answers

How to manually clean a registry?

How hard is it to do a manual registry cleaning and is it worth paying HP $45 to help me? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Jun 27, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I create a personalized honeymoon gift registry?

I'd like to set up a honeymoon registry (aka vacation wishlist) for my 07/07/07 wedding, but none of the online ones that I've seen are to my taste. Is there any easy way to create my own, perhaps with a tool similar to DropCash? [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Apr 14, 2006 - 6 answers

Am I using the wrong power adapter?

used old IBM power adapter on new IBM laptop. The voltage was the same, amperage was lower, but now the machine won't boot with a major Windows 2000 registry error. Am I frying my machine? [more inside]
posted by Parannoyed on Mar 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Is there such a thing as a Windows registry redirector?

Is there such a thing as a Windows registry redirector? [more inside]
posted by clearlynuts on Feb 28, 2006 - 4 answers

Preserving a wider Quick Launch toolbar

Is it possible to change the default minimum number of icons in the Windows XP Quick Launch toolbar? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Dec 31, 2005 - 5 answers

renew or reNo?

The boss "heard somewhere" that we don't have to pay for domain name registry, since they've had the domain for years. Anyone ever heard of such a thing? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Dec 19, 2005 - 30 answers

How do I find silverware that won't rust?

I'm putting together my wedding registry and need to add some everyday silverware/flatware. What should I look for to ensure they wont rust? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Nov 8, 2005 - 14 answers

how do I fix it so my apps know where the data they need now lives?

A string of bad assumptions. I installed a slave drive. I assumed it was OK to move entire directories of data to the new drive. I assumed that windows XP would be kind enough to update any and all registry entries referring to these files. I assumed that this would mean I could open WinAmp (for example) and the library would still point to the right files. I assumed wrong. I need a free application to fix this for me. Do you know of any?
posted by Grod on Aug 13, 2005 - 10 answers

How do I discover all of the domain names registered to a given party?

How do I discover all of the domain names registered to a given party? Not "who owns this domain?" but "what domains does this party own?" [more inside]
posted by NinjaPirate on Jul 19, 2005 - 3 answers

Dell 2450 can't boot - hive error

I have a Dell server running Win2K Server. Registry damaged and won't boot now. Returning 'Hive Error'. No viable backup available. Help recover/repair? [more inside]
posted by Lactoso on Jun 20, 2005 - 8 answers

Preserving Windows 2000

After fruitlessly trying to remove a port scan virus buried deep within the system services (even AVG couldn't detect it), I am starting a fresh W2K installation. What software packages can do rollbacks on the registry and /winnt, and cancel all the damage from any particular software install session? Sometimes the registry and /winnt seem like a wide-open mouth where junk is dumped endlessly, and preventing this would be an effective way of keeping the computer clean.
posted by rolypolyman on Jun 17, 2005 - 3 answers

Office 2003 keeps trying to re-install with registration errors!

Ack! Microsoft Office is revolting against me! Help! Save me! [More Inside, of course] [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Sep 30, 2004 - 3 answers

Transfer away from NetSol

I want to get my domain away from Network Solutions, with whom my contract expires on Friday, and have it managed by someone better. But I have no idea where to start. Can someone please point me down the path?
posted by blueshammer on Sep 18, 2004 - 10 answers

How do I remove things from the WinXP system tray?

How do I remove things from the system tray on my computer (running XP)? This seems like it should not be so complicated, but my searching suggests I have to edit the registry to do that. I don't even really know what that means, but just looking at the registry intimidates me. Specifically, if I can't get the computer to stop telling me when a wireless connection is or is not available, I may just go insane.
posted by Harvey Birdman on Sep 18, 2004 - 17 answers

How do I stop XP from thinking this old program is newly installed?

Stupid annoying WinXP question. I installed an older program I use for data analysis in my lab. Every time I click the start menu it shows up as a newly installed program, despite the fact that I've used it quite a bit. I want it to go away and show up as an old program, not highlighted like a new one. The only help I can find using my formidable Google-Fu is "Turn off new program notification". Well, I don't want to do that; I like to know if something new has been added to my machine. Anyone know how XP marks programs as newly installed, or highlighted, and how to turn this off on an individual entry basis rather than across the board?
posted by caution live frogs on Aug 31, 2004 - 3 answers

Can I delete subfolders in Win2k Pro?

I'm running my system under win2k Pro. In my OS folder are a bunch of subfolders with names like $NtUninstallKB810217$ Any reason not to delete them? I could really use the reclaimed drive-space (nb: I googled, and found links, but all want money to view the answer. How very un-askme!)
posted by Fupped Duck on Jul 20, 2004 - 1 answer

How do I tell what program inserted a registry entry?

PCFilter : Is there any way to tell what program inserted something into the registry?
I've been attacked by four seperate virii that sophos claims don't exist in the wild. One of them (netclnc.exe) keeps reappearing in my registry and the system32, and I want to know what's putting it there so I can kill it. Ideas?
posted by twine42 on Jul 18, 2004 - 14 answers

What are the best spyware killers? Will antivirus programs start checking for spyware? Where in the registry do spyware processes launch?

Multipart question: Scumware, spyware, adware, it's all malware, I say. Currently using both Spybot and Adaware to catch and kill most of this crap.
1. Looking for feedback on the best spyware killers for home and work.
2. Are Norton and Macafee working on adding spware killers to their anti-virus packages?
3. Some of this stuff launches using svchost.exe. Where in the registry, besides
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and its relatives, do services launch?
[Inside, there is more] [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jun 3, 2004 - 12 answers

What program will let you import registry and email information from one hard disk to another on windows XP pro?

What program will let you import registry and email information from one hard disk to another, using windows XP pro? The built in version won't let me, because both disks are in one machine.
posted by Keyser Soze on Mar 29, 2004 - 3 answers

How do I get rid of a right-click option in Win2K?

How do I get rid of a right-click option in Win2K? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by headspace on Jan 8, 2004 - 2 answers

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