Registry Debris from Uninstalled Programs
I have a new Vista Home Premium 64-bit system, and would prefer to keep it
as clean as possible.
I recently had to try out a number (probably 6 to 8) of programs for editing
my website (I previously used Adobe PageMill 3.0, which wouldn't install on
Vista 64-bit, no matter what options I tried!!), and finding all of them (so
far) unsuitable, uninstalled them.
I did a search through the Registry, and there is quite a bit of "debris"
left over from them. You'd think today's programs would be a little more
conscientious about cleaning up after themselves....
In any case, how safe is it to delete any/all references to the uninstalled
programs? I guess my OCD is showing here, as it irks me to have this junk
in my registry. The system is performing well, but I wonder how much bloat
will eventually hamper performance...
Or am I just worrying about nothing - just ignore it??
I'm reasonably comfortable editing the registry when I know precisely what
I'm doing, but am certainly not "literate" in the workings of the Registry.
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P.S. And if anybody happens to know any tricks to get Adobe PageMill 3.0
installed on a 64-bit Vista system, I'd be very interested. It's such an
old program (probably 7 years, if not more) that none of the Compatibility
modes available made any difference - I couldn't get the install to even
start, with an error message appearing indicating a windows version
incompatibility, or something like that.