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Old 11-10-2011, 04:35   #76
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IIRC the latest versions of Windows now makes much less use of registry entries in favour of config files with the app in it's own directory. Going back to the original .ini files.
Ya i have some stuff on my OS that work like that. (Win98se)

I think thats a BETTER WAY to do it,why bog down a main settings file (registry) when the program can have its own INI,etc files and not need the reg @ all??


I mean all the stuff needed for your OS like monitor settings,etc could be contained in individual files that loaded @ boot. (Same way the reg does)


Im not sure though which way is better but i do know I MUCH PREFER STANDALONE APPS! (Apps with nothing in the reg)
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:12   #77
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fragmented hard drive, bloated running processes,bloated temp files cache files and precached files, higher impacted page file. All other reasons a pc slows after time which all would be more likely to effect the opening of an application than reading the registry entires off a tiny database file
Are you kidding? The two registry files on my 98SE system run to over 12 megs. If you try a search in "regedit" it can take over 15 seconds to scan the entire registry. Not checked the XP machine here but it's registry spans five files.

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Ya i have some stuff on my OS that work like that. (Win98se)

I think thats a BETTER WAY to do it,why bog down a main settings file (registry) when the program can have its own INI,etc files and not need the reg @ all??


I mean all the stuff needed for your OS like monitor settings,etc could be contained in individual files that loaded @ boot. (Same way the reg does)


Im not sure though which way is better but i do know I MUCH PREFER STANDALONE APPS! (Apps with nothing in the reg)
It's the way UNIX and its successor LINUX handle apps, and the config files are in plain English and in the same directory as the executables and libraries. It also means when something is un-installed you know it's all gone away.

I hate the way Windows deliberatly obfuscates things like showing the desktop above the C drive when in reality it's an ordinary subdirectory.
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Old 11-10-2011, 21:46   #78
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searching the reg for keywords is one thing. Point is you are searching for something you do not know where to find it hence the need for a search. The applications know where it is so it does not need to search,

Dudes sock drawer even if it was messy he knows where the draw is so he can go straight to it. If his wife told him she had hidden the socks but they are neat go look for them it will take time to find them
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Never marry a woman who messes with your socks.

Back on topic. Registry cleaners are pointless. End of.
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