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    Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    Has anyone tried the PC Mag utility "registry robot"...http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,...a=26474,00.asp...? Is there a downside to using this program? Alternatively, is there an up side to using this utility? Please advise. Thanks!

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    Don't know it, I'm afraid. However, XTQ is freeware and gives you the opportunity to make all the Registry tweaks you'll ever need, then some. Advantage : it's tried and true.

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    Merc,

    Do you mean Xteq X 6.1? It appears to still be a Beta version as of May 11, 2002 plus it is marked to use with caution. Not that that is bad but I just wanted to make sure I had the file you were referring to.

    Still love your site.

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    Hi
    The version on my site is XTeQ 6.1, which is not in beta. If you go to their site you can get #6.2, which is. I have been using #6.2 on my XP Pro system for several weeks without a problem. The 'caution' symbol attached to the entry in my pages is put there to warn of potential dangers - which I feel is needed for any tweaker which alters the Registry. It does not mean they're not safe, just be circumspect when using them.
    I shall, in due course, i.e. when the beta phase is successfully completed, update the available version. Meanwhile, ypymaytyc - or not, as it's freeware.

    Cheers

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    Merc,

    OK thanks and I think I figured out your acronym.
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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    ypymaytyc ???

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    ypymaytyc ???

    I believe it is You Pay Your Money And You Take Your Chances.
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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    MerC ~

    Does XTQ locate broken links in Registry without improperly misidentifying strings to be dead when in fact they are not?

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    ...such as....??

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    No, should it? XTQ makes user-transparent alterations to the Registry entirely under your control. It tweaks Windows settings. It is not in any sense a registry cleaner - it does not remove registry entires unless the tweak you are applying requires it. Anything that could have dire consequences is well flagged. You can also reverse any change that you make. Broken links, such as dead shortcuts, are better dealt with by a dedicated application, such as chklnks.exe from the Reskit folder on your Windows CD

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    Oops. Very sorry. I have now modifed my post to include the missing information.
    It's that damned Userpic putting me off <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    MerC~

    chklnks.exe is a garbage program as far as a registry utility. I am looking for a program that is able to check all strings and links to identify, properly, and remove such. I tried Ontrack SystemSuite, but now my desktop is screwed (see post in XP forum).

    What would you do?

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    Chklnks is only for shortcuts, which on re-reading the thread, I realise is nothing to do with what you were asking.
    Have you tried the RegClean utility from MS, or is this also no good for your purposes? Two other utilities I use are RegOpt (which optimizes the Registry hive by hive) and XEN, which, in spite of an ugly DOS-based GUI allows you control over vital clean and back-up functions.
    If you ever screw up in XP, take your system back to a previous time with the System Restore facility.

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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    Merc,

    Where can Regopt be found? I looked at your site and did a Dogpile search all to no avail. I did find Super Rabbit Registry Optimizer. Is this the one you were talking about?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Registry Robot (Windows XP Pro)

    Merc,

    If you were talking about
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