Registry Defragger and Compacter

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Steve Turner, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Steve Turner

    Steve Turner Guest

    I used ERUNT and NTREGOPT in XP. Nice little tool. But I can't get it to run
    in Vista. Is there any program specific to this for Vista that anyone knows
    of? Thanks.
    Steve Turner, Jul 29, 2008
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  2. The registry is resilient to fragmentation. There's no real reason t
    use a registry defragger and the risk of borking your system is alway
    there. Defragging the registry doesn't really improve performance an
    either. If you want to simply remove obsolete registry entries wil
    generally little risk to your system, use CCleaner
    FrozenEclipse, Jul 29, 2008
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  3. Ramesh, MS-MVP, Jul 29, 2008
  4. Steve Turner

    Dave-UK Guest

    You have to run them as Administrator, (right-click run as administrator).
    The daily registry backup option will only work if you have UAC turned off.
    Dave-UK, Jul 29, 2008
  5. Steve Turner

    Steve Turner Guest

    Thanks to everyone for the info! What is UAC. I know it's User Account
    Control, but how much of a risk am I under if I turn it off?
    Steve Turner, Jul 29, 2008
  6. Steve Turner

    Rick Rogers Guest

    A lot of risk is involved in turing it off. UAC prevents applications from
    altering protected system folders, part of the protection mechanism employed
    in Vista. Programs in Vista should be virtualized and run within the user
    environment and not the system environment as it was with previous versions
    of Windows. Older software often does not comply with virtualization,
    causing the prompt for you to allow it to run. Disabling UAC will allow any
    program to alter a system folder or file without the consent of the user,
    including malware. Utilities like Erunt, by their very nature, manipulate
    system folders and will always require elevated privileges to run properly.
    Rick Rogers, Jul 29, 2008

  7. ERUNT runs fine in Vista (I run it every day), but you have to run it
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 29, 2008
  8. Steve Turner

    Steve Turner Guest

    Thanks Rick. This is what I suspected and I don't want to do this! I can't
    tell you how many times I had to redo my XP because I'd been hijacked or
    whatever. If I disable UAC I think I'll just be defeating the whole point of
    having Vista!
    Steve Turner, Jul 29, 2008
  9. Sounds like you need to step back and examine your online activities.
    If you've had a lot of problems as you say, you are definitely doing
    something you shouldn't be doing.
    Paul Montgomery, Jul 29, 2008
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