Solved

I've got alot of deleting to do

Posted on 2004-09-14
5
141 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
What would be the best way to delete several hundred entries in the Window 98 registry.  Keep in mind that I don't know anything about scripting or programming of any kind, at best I might be able to manage a batch file.
0
Comment
Question by:Newtons_Lawyer
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:blue_zee
ID: 12062037

Have you tried a registry utility like:

RegSupreme and/or Pro?

Or you want to target specific entries?

Zee
0
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
blue_zee earned 150 total points
ID: 12062551

And the link that should have been posted above is:

http://www.macecraft.com/regsupreme_pro/

Zee
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:gonzal13
ID: 12069303
Here is another program. It can be downloaded and is good for 30 days.

The program will scan the registry and list all items that can be removed.
http://www.iolo.com/sm/


Now if this program or the one above causes you a problem afterwards do the following:

In Windows Explorer got to Windows\Command. Copy to a floppy scanreg.exe
Remove the floppy
Reboot the PC
Hit F8 repeatedly during the reboot until a a menu pops up allowing you to go to DOS.
Insert the floppy
Go to A:\
type Scanreg /Restore
This will allow you to choose a registry date where the registry worked.

gonzal13(Joe)
Go to A:|
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:BenReynolds
ID: 12094033
Call me a basic guy, but WHY do you have all these entries to kill?
You've got good software recommendations to clean your registry, but you haven't told us WHY you want to kill that many entries.
Being a careful hooman, I like to know why I'm helping someone do something before I help her/him do it. Keeps major destruction to the meteorite level, as opposed to the comet/asteroid we've destroyed your planet level.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:BenReynolds
ID: 12094037
oops. I'm late. Sorry.
0

Featured Post

Easy, flexible multimedia distribution & control

Coming soon!  Ideal for large-scale A/V applications, ATEN's VM3200 Modular Matrix Switch is an all-in-one solution that simplifies video wall integration. Easily customize display layouts to see what you want, how you want it in 4k.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Scheduled Tasks Tweak 5 42
Problem to file 4 28
Change default Permissions for windows services 9 17
Where to download python requests library 6 30
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
A project that enables an administrator to perform actions within a user session context not just at the time of login but any time later on day(s) or week(s) later.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question