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    Minor Registry clean-up (XP-P SP2+)

    Just getting ready to put a larger hard drive in my laptop (moving from 60gig-7200rpm to 100gig-7200rpm) and prior to creating an image I am trying to eliminate unneeded and leftover registry entries. I am having a problem locating the key to delete and rid myself of an entry left by MusicMatch almost two years ago. Anyone have any ideas? See screenshot below.
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    Re: Minor Registry clean-up (XP-P SP2+)

    sinjin,

    You could go into regedit and do a search for the the name MusicMatch and delete any references to it.

    I'm assuming that it doesn't show up in the AddRemove utiltiy?
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    Re: Minor Registry clean-up (XP-P SP2+)

    Thanks for the thought but I did that twice, once with jv16 powertools and once with regedit manually. Apparently there is a key with who knows what as a label and that scribble for an entry. The uninstaller and or Windows must have burped when the uninstall was in progress.

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    Re: Minor Registry clean-up (XP-P SP2+)

    I think that you can edit this list with TweakUI, you can find it in the left hand pane as My Computer > AutoPlay > Handlers

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    Re: Minor Registry clean-up (XP-P SP2+)

    That was one of my first thoughts, but unfortunately, TweakUI XP will only let you delete handlers that you have created in TweakUI. Other handlers are visible but grayed out. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Minor Registry clean-up (XP-P SP2+)

    Since my last suggestion didn't help...

    Try looking at the Registry key
    <code>HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionEx plorerAutoplayHandlers</code>

    You need to drill down through quite a few pointers to tie it all together.

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    Re: Minor Registry clean-up (XP-P SP2+)

    Sorry for the delay in my reply but life was getting in the way. I did look through every entry and nothing looked funny except for the no values in several "REG SZ" entries. I am going to (eventually) compare the entries with another similar installation when I get an opportunity. My guess is that the entries with the missing values are the issue. Thanks for your suggestions.

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