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#1 gefwiddo

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:19 PM

hi everyone i was looking in my registry and came across 2 new items that i dont think was there,

they are ( lake ) and ( lav )? anyone tell me what they are for please cheers gef.

( i am in uk )

 

 



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

You do not provide enough detail to allow us to help you. Where in the registry are you seeing these entries? Please provide as much detail as you can regarding this.

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#3 gefwiddo

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:50 AM

thanks for your reply animal, hkey local/ software / and scoll down they are there, animal i think they are something to do with a download that i did with bs media player, but i have uninstalled said player since because it did,nt play my discs thanks again gef.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:22 AM

FWIW:  It's normal for registry entries to exist for programs that have not been installed by user or have been removed by user, IME.  Sometimes, I poke around in there, but most times I just ignore the registry unless I have indications that I have a problem with the system relative to a specific registry entry.

 

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:55 PM

It's never a good idea to go mucking around in the registry. Why? The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:57 PM

hi hamluis thanks for your input ( lake and lav ) are still in my registry but im not gonna worry about it everything seems to working ok, ps i,m 66 years young as well as we say in england tat ta for now gef.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:41 PM

No problem :).

 

Age is not an excuse or a liability...unless someone wants to engagwe in physical activities that a younger muscles will always overshadow older muscles :)> A brain that has aged...is a repository of events/ideas/visions...that a younger person may never have...IMO, it's good to be 66 and moving rapidly toward 67 :).

 

Please take a look at the info provided by Quietman7...it's useful and instructive...and designed to produce...a better system user.

 

Happy computing :).

 

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Edited by hamluis, 02 July 2013 - 01:42 PM.





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