Quote: Originally Posted by Good2GO
Hi Noel, just wanted to let you know my updates are updating properly & I haven't noticed any other problems except I tried to download some desk top themes from google's theme reservoir & it did not work. They were panoramic view(.desktopthemes)When I tried to find a way to open them I ran across information saying registry errors were to blame. I'm not in any dire need of these themes I just wanted to let you know what was going on.
I was looking around the internet & ran across the Major Geeks & they recommend registry repair software that they test. I found a couple that if they worked properly, sounded promising.
They were: |MG| Eusing Free Registry Cleaner 3.0.0 Download
and |MG| Registry Mechanic 18.104.22.168 Download
I don't want to cause more problems, but I'd like to know what you'r take is on these programs. Rock-On !
Noel is offline at the moment, so he's either asleep or in the pub! I'm sure he'll get back to you in the morning (be patient whilst the hangover cures!) with his opinions on this.
In the mean time, I just want to say don't
use any form of registry cleaners/optimisers. It's very difficult for them to distinguish between useful and useless keys and very often, they will remove keys and values that are crucial for Windows to function. Not only are they crap with what they do, but there is no need to clean or optimise your registry
You won't see any performance issues and problems with the registry can be addressed manually. If you would like to see what a registry cleaner did to someone's computer recently, take a look at this thread: Microsoft Updates has gone crazy
It single handedly broke Windows Update
I'm sure Noel will say something similar, but I just wanted to post in case you get impatient and give it a go whilst he's offline