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Windows 7: HowTo delete a ghost registry key

21 Mar 2011   #11
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post



CCleaner is a genius app perfected by geniuses over 10+ years to where it simply doesn't make mistakes.
I like CCleaner too, and use it often. But this was a bit over the top don't you think?


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21 Mar 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by motc7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post



CCleaner is a genius app perfected by geniuses over 10+ years to where it simply doesn't make mistakes.
I like CCleaner too, and use it often. But this was a bit over the top don't you think?
How so?

I personally witnessed the CCleaner team winnow out the errors for more than ten years until it was perfect. I count this as something as impressive as the way Win7 was perfected in beta - which kept me fascinated reading the developers blog there, too.

So I get tired of having to correct misimpressions given carelessly by others doubting CCleaner since it is a favorite app of mine whose development I witnessed. I may write passionately about it, and Windows 7, because I know how far they've come.

Genius deserves it's due as it's ordinarily not recognized by most people who just assume things got that way on their own or from ordinary work. A genius works like Mozart, or like the CCleaner or Win7 developers. It is fascinating to observe.
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21 Mar 2011   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I wouldn't worry too much about that key. I also have a couple of keys in that location, and they refer to the on-board audio (in my case, Realtek). One of the keys pertains to analogue (speakers) and the other to digital (SPDIF). When you update the audio driver, the old keys are removed and new ones created in their place, but with different names.
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21 Mar 2011   #14
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

You may try disabling the audio device and rebooting before trying to delete the key. This works with other devices like printers whose registry keys are protected while the printer is attached.
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