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Why does Vista not have a Registry Repair Facility included?

by libbyjess / October 9, 2007 9:46 AM PDT

When my brand new Dell PC wth Vista business OS installed suddenly started to take ages to start up, I knew from previous experience that its probably due to a lot of unwanted applications running at start-up or that something was corrupting my registry.

I decided to use the tools included with Vista to remove the unwanted programs at start up and found them to be very good indeed. I then searched the web for any Vista tweak tools but there weren't any really that I wanted. However, one site that advertises a registry fix tool (tttp:// actually raised a very interesting question in one of thier press releases.

Why has Microsoft not included a registry fix utility with their operating system, considering its such an important maintenance routine that should be done regularly and probably the one thing that causes PCs to crash? How come they never included a utilily in their Vista Operating system to do this task? They have include a whole host of others tools, so why not a registry fix utility?

Or have I simply not found it amongst all the other tools included in Vista or is it simply missing the point?

I would be curious to know peoples thoughts on this.


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Microsoft never considered it a problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2007 12:25 PM PDT

Remember their attitude about Windows 2000 Professional? The same story continues to today where we expect you to learn the registry structure and more.

It's that simple.


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Microsoft continue to fall, right at the last hurdle
by libbyjess / October 11, 2007 8:44 AM PDT

Thanks Bob,

I am just baffled at how MS seem to go so far but not quite far enough. I suppose its good for such companies that sell those sorts of utilities that they can still sell them because I suppose if they were in Vista a lot of companies products would quickly become redundant.

Another bizarre feature of Vista where Microsoft that baffles me is why can't you print directly from the fab new Snippet Tool? Instead you have to save it as a file then print - bizzare. Likewise, there is no text tool either so you can't write any notes on the snippet (screenshot), unless you of course save the file first and then open in another program.

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Let me share my bewildering moment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2007 10:48 AM PDT

MS went to great pains it seems to change "Properties" to "Personalize" yet they didn't do this in all places. It feels like a new home with 6 feet of drywall on 8 foot walls at times.

Or just that "under construction" feeling?


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by Dango517 / October 12, 2007 9:05 AM PDT
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Fails to detect the ALEXA spyware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2007 9:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Perhaps

Why does it ignore this and other spyware?


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Good question
by Dango517 / October 18, 2007 2:04 PM PDT

Well what do you say Microsoft? I know your out there. (untracked)

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