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Windows 7: why is my full registry only 14.3 KB

01 Mar 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows Professional 32bit
 
 
why is my full registry only 14.3 KB

hi

why is my full registry only 14.3 KB (14,666 bytes)


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01 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Fran,

You must not have exported the entire registry, and only exported a single key (folder) instead. My full registry REG file is 151 MB.

To export the full registry, you need to select Computer at the top, right click on it, click on Export, and save it to say your desktop.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Mar 2011   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

frantheman: how did you measure your registry size?

as shawn suggested, i exported my complete registry as a reg file, and mine seems a bit bloated at 195 megs.

(i've defaultly associated my reg files with notepad, so a quick careless double-click won't merge.)

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as far as i know, the windows 7 registry is actually contained within several files stored at a few locations. adding these all up, i get maybe 70 megs, but i suppose these are compressed somehow compared to the text-based .reg export, and are hence stored more efficiently.

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01 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually 195 isn't all that bloated. Mine weigh's in at a whopping 321MB (My total disk usage is 123GB used (no backups included as I use Windows Home Server for that, it does include restore points however).
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01 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 8.1
 
 

Just Wondering If Running Ccleaner in the Registry Was Actually Doing Any Harm to it?

When i Back mine up it is 400mb in Total Is this too large or Just due to the amount of programs i have?

I want to know if i can run The cleaner to remove unused registrys?
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01 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
Just Wondering If Running Ccleaner in the Registry Was Actually Doing Any Harm to it?

When i Back mine up it is 400mb in Total Is this too large or Just due to the amount of programs i have?

I want to know if i can run The cleaner to remove unused registrys?
If it aint' broke....
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01 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
Just Wondering If Running Ccleaner in the Registry Was Actually Doing Any Harm to it?

When i Back mine up it is 400mb in Total Is this too large or Just due to the amount of programs i have?

I want to know if i can run The cleaner to remove unused registrys?
If it aint' broke....
Sorry Forgot to mention that when i install items i get a Registry Conflict error?
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01 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 8.1
 
 

Dont Worry i Ran it Anyway and the Problem Disappeared, Basically iTunes wasn't ripping Music cause i installed nero, ran the cleanup and it works.

My Size is now 327mb?
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01 Mar 2011   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
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If it aint' broke....
+1
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01 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
frantheman: how did you measure your registry size?

as shawn suggested, i exported my complete registry as a reg file, and mine seems a bit bloated at 195 megs.

(

If that's bloated, then what's mine at 495MB
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