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Windows 7: Devices and Printers freezes

18 Apr 2009   #11
johngalt

 

Of course it did - you're expecting a computer program to know what to delete and what not to delete of an OS that is still in Beta status - not a good combination.


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19 Apr 2009   #12
zynex

Windows 7
 
 

After doing a clean install and backed up a working image of my drive I tested to run Vista Manager to clean up crap from both my drive and register, and that worked like a charm. So for those who want to clean junkfiles and registry posts use Vista Manger, it dosn't mess thing up like CCleaner did
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19 Apr 2009   #13
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Did you do a clean install or upgrade?

Oops, the link didn't go to last page?
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19 Apr 2009   #14
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Of course it did - you're expecting a computer program to know what to delete and what not to delete of an OS that is still in Beta status - not a good combination.
very good point, well put
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19 Apr 2009   #15
zynex

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
Did you do a clean install or upgrade?

Oops, the link didn't go to last page?
I never do upgrades, I always do clean installs on the operatingsystem.
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19 Apr 2009   #16
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zynex View Post
After doing a clean install and backed up a working image of my drive I tested to run Vista Manager to clean up crap from both my drive and register, and that worked like a charm. So for those who want to clean junkfiles and registry posts use Vista Manger, it dosn't mess thing up like CCleaner did
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Crap in the registry....

Since this is a Beta OS, how an you be sure that what you are cleaning up is 'crap' in the first place? Unless you're a Windows developer, I'll warrant that you can only have as much knowledge as I do concerning the registry and its entries, and I have been perusing the registry for a very long time in terms of application simplification, compacting and cleaning, and my conclusion is that letting any 'application' clean things up, even if they *appear* broken to the app, is simply uncalled for. From all the research I have done, the only time the registry becomes a major PITA is when you are like me - installing and uninstalling applications all the time, which tends to leave orphaned items - however, expecting there to be things that need cleaning up *jsut after install* is pretty far fetched.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
very good point, well put
Thanks, m8. I have used Registry cleaners and such for years, starting with the one that was incorporated into the Norton Utilities, and the very first hing I learned after using that tool for the first time back when I did (10, 15 years ago?) was that letting it automatically clean what *it* thought was bad was actually bad for my system. I used to peruse each and every item it found and apply the fixes myself - that worked 10 times better.
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20 Apr 2009   #17
zynex

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
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Crap in the registry....

Since this is a Beta OS, how an you be sure that what you are cleaning up is 'crap' in the first place? Unless you're a Windows developer, I'll warrant that you can only have as much knowledge as I do concerning the registry and its entries, and I have been perusing the registry for a very long time in terms of application simplification, compacting and cleaning, and my conclusion is that letting any 'application' clean things up, even if they *appear* broken to the app, is simply uncalled for. From all the research I have done, the only time the registry becomes a major PITA is when you are like me - installing and uninstalling applications all the time, which tends to leave orphaned items - however, expecting there to be things that need cleaning up *jsut after install* is pretty far fetched.



Thanks, m8. I have used Registry cleaners and such for years, starting with the one that was incorporated into the Norton Utilities, and the very first hing I learned after using that tool for the first time back when I did (10, 15 years ago?) was that letting it automatically clean what *it* thought was bad was actually bad for my system. I used to peruse each and every item it found and apply the fixes myself - that worked 10 times better.
Unless things don't get messed up, and things actually getting faster after cleaning up the registry I don't see the point why I should spend time hunting down the problems myself. Almost all system I clean using CCleaner and Vista/XP Manager gets a lot faster. If you like it your way, do it like that. I prefer using the applications built for the job.

Anyway, the problem with CCleaner wasn't the registry, it deleted some files that the system used. I gues it was "crapfiles" in Vista? But Vista Manager did the job for me, and everything works great.
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10 Jan 2010   #18
rrrryan

windows 7
 
 

The bluetooth solution is all over the internet but it doesn't fix mine either. I've tried the re-register ie8 files solution too and that doesn't work. I've also tried to delete all printer mounts from the registry. I've noticed that if you let it search too long it won't let you close the window without ending task on it. If you stop early it closes fine. Nothing I do will let me see that window. I have RC1.

Please post if you solve this. I also would prefer not to reinstall.
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