Registry Entries - Registry Doctor

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by MikeM, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. MikeM

    MikeM Guest

    Is there a document that lists the registry keys and their values for Media
    Center? Someone must know what all those magic words mean. It shouldn't be
    a secret, should it?

    Also, anyone have any comments on a product called Registry Doctor? Does it
    do any good or harm? I ran the free scan and it reported a bunch of
    potential problems, but most of them probably do nothing more than add to the
    size of the registry.
     
    MikeM, Apr 27, 2006
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  2. MikeM

    Gary Tsang Guest

    Don't bother with registry 'fixers'. If you know enough about the registry,
    you don't need those programs. If you don't know enough about the registry,
    you don't want those programs.

    There is very little upside to those types of programs. They are more
    likely to cause you issues.
     
    Gary Tsang, Apr 27, 2006
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  3. MikeM

    MikeM Guest

    That's what I thought and why I asked about the Registry Documentation. I
    frequently find myself in REGEDIT and would really like to know more about
    it, especially for MC and XP.
     
    MikeM, Apr 28, 2006
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  4. Every now and the, I go to Amazon, or to a big local bricks & mortar
    book store, or to Fry's, and I try to find a book that will help with
    the registry.

    So far, every book I've looked at or otherwise investigated doesn't
    seem to tell me more than I already know.

    Which is damn little!

    BTW, registry repair programs and registry cleanup programs scare the
    living - uh, daylights - out of me as well. They present a huge (hence
    unmanageable) list of changes they will make unless you uncheck them,
    individual or "uncheck all", but no apparent guidance as to what you
    should decide.

    And the few items I recognize look either harmless or *necessary* to my
    system...

    Gino
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 28, 2006
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