>>>I never suggested to use ERUNT<<<
Nope you didn't and I missed that, my apologies.
>>>Based on what...your thinking? You've got to be kidding!<<<
Well lets see here Kayman, maybe I should have said something besides
"THINK" and suggested after my 18 some years with computer experience, would
that suite you better?
>>>(but *I* use both utilities without any problems)<<<
So, because you didn't have problems that makes these two programs SAFE?,
you got to be kidding :>). I wasn't after you Kayman for what you posted,
not sure why, but it seems to me you took this personally and that's not the
case at all. When I see these snake oil programs and that's all they are, I
simply point out they are dangerous. It's been debated for years and
probably always will be about compacting the registry and in my professional
opinion it doesn't amount to a grain of salt. Do some of these programs
really work? I'm sure some do and I know in Win98 Scanreg /Fix and Opt did
indeed reduce the size of the Registry. The question was, is it noticeable
enough for the user to tell and in many test done by me and many others
years was no. BTW, in Win98 and WinMe if the Registry contain more than 500
KB of empty data blocks, Windows Registry Checker automatically optimized
When I see things like:
"You may want to disable the tracker to avoid this message in the future
(see the Windows help for information on how to do this)" this is referring
to the NTREGOPT sometimes fails with error 1450.
Right, now lets turn off Tracker so we can run his program without the error
not really knowing what other problems this my cause the user and if it did
no one would know what or where this new error may be coming from.
" To make sure the programs are executed with proper administrative
privileges, you should however turn off User Account Control in Vista's
system settings "
Nothing at all about turning off UAC and the dangers this can cause, for
example, the problem lies when turning off UAC after Vista has been used for
a while with UAC turned on. Vista intercepts any file operations that
attempts to write to a Program Files directory for a specific app, like when
a program tries to create a saved file for example. These files are
virtualized to a special Program Data folder instead. If you save a file and
then turn off UAC, virtualization is also turned off. So then the program
can not find the saved file. This can also happen with anything else the
application tries to store in its program files directory. You can Google
"dangers turning off UAC" and find many reasons NOT to turn it off. I find
it amazing the author suggest totally disabling one of the best security
features ever in windows only to compact the Registry that supposedly speeds
up the system. WOW what a trade off, lets all get infected with Spyware,
Trojans and Viruses, but not to worry, with our Registry compacted it will
make getting rid of these pest much faster.
"Should I disable Windows XP's System Restore function when using ERUNT?
Yes! Though System Restore backs up more than just the registry, the
registry is essentially all you need to revert your system to a previous
Now you ask me if I was kidding and you should have ask the author. Disable
XP's System Restore for what? to save a little hard drive space? man this is
unbelievable. He says the registry is essentially all you need to revert
your system to a previous state. Humm, well I guess MS screwed up when they
added all the other features that go along with System Restore eh? Hard
Drive space is just about a thing of the past and as cheap as they are now
no one should be to worried about space. DVD's, CD Writers, Memory Cards and
8 Gig pocket drives at Wal-Mart for $79.00, USB to IDE/SATA cables drives
makes it easy for more than enough backup space.
Well enough said and again I do apologize if I worded my post to the extent
if offended you, it surely wasn't meant to be that way. You can have the
last word as I will be moving on and sorry to the OP for high-jacking this
All the best,
You will never be forgotten my friend
"Kayman" <kaymanDeleteThis@operamail.com> wrote in message