Possibly OT: networking under VirtualBox
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
> 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
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wasted reading-in pointers to outdated and non-existent files.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.
"Ning Yu displayed his wisdom while the country followed System, but when it did not, he acted stupid. His wisdom is achievable by others, his stupidity is not."
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