Possibly OT: networking under VirtualBox

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Oct 31 12:27:03 UTC 2010

On 31/10/2010 12:01, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-10-31 at 01:26 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
>> Don't bother with registry "cleaning" tools; they're all scams. Clean
>> up the filesystem, check it, give it a defrag and you (or he) will be
>> fine.
> Thanks! I passed this on to him. It's been so long since I've used
> Windows that I didn't have much of a clue. Win3.1 I could tell you
> something about.<chuckles>  Ric

The statement not to clean the Registry is simply pure BS.

Windows does not do its own "cleaning" so one needs to clean the 
Registry of any entries pointing to locations of non-existent, deleted 
files etc.

Every time you boot into Windows the Registry is read, and time is 
wasted reading-in pointers to outdated and non-existent files.

Same as temp files. Windows creates a host of temp file for itself - but 
it never deletes them. In the end Windows is like The Clang Bird which 
ends up with no space to work in. Which is why one cleans the system up 
and then defrags the system afterwards. I did such a clean up on a 
friend's XP computer recently and regained almost 3/4GB of diskspace 
because of these temp files. But I won't go into the nitty-gritty of 
this here. If you want details, I'll send them to you in private mail.

Same as there are some tweaks you can do to make your Windows system 
work better and faster - and here I am talking about XP. If you want to 
know the secrets then let me know and I will scan in the pages and send 
them to you privately.

Someone here (this list) whinged about XP only having one 
Desktop/Workspace and not the multiple workspaces which, say, Ubuntu 
has. Not so. Shortly after XP came out I always had 4 
desktops/workspaces available to me by using a tweak program which was 
written by the Windows developers, but obviously not well publicised - 
in much the same way that there is a tweak application for the Gnome 

Having said this, in private mail, if you ask nicely :-) , I will tell 
you of a Windows application, not free of course but won't break the 
bank, which I will vouch for as the one you need to not only clean the 
Windows Registry but also do other nice things.



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