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Windows 7: Unable to remove Registry redundant entries

30 Apr 2015   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Re: RegOwnershipEx - are you using it correctly? Take ownership of the desired key and leave the program running while you delete the key using regedit. If you need to take ownnership of a registry key and sub keys to delete subkeys remember to restore ownership afterwards.

If that fails here are more tools that I usually use:

Download PC Hunter - MajorGeeks - use the registry tab and navigate to the entries and try deleting them one at a time.

If that doesn't work try PowerTool:

EDIT: PowerTool link removed by poster.

If neither of those work try: BlitzBlank Download - you can see the example scripts provided.

Note: It's not wise to mess about with any of the above software without having a system image backup and restore option in place.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2015   #12

Windows 7 professional 64bit

I used RegOwnershipEx on a couple of other entries with no problem but on the unwanted VirtualBox entries the owner came up as Unknown so for some reason it couldn't read the actual owner. The Safe Mode route worked so all is well, though it was interesting that CCleaner didn't detect any of the 20 entries.
My thanks to all who offered possible solutions.
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