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CamoKY
06-17-2002, 11:00 PM
I was given instructions on how to uninstall a game and in the instructions it says that I have to go to start/run and type in
"scanreg"
I type it in and it says incorrect name, try typing a new name. I go onto my old computer with windows 98 and it works, is there anyway on how to make this work for xp?

Uranium-235
06-18-2002, 02:12 AM
from what I've been told. XP does not come with scanreg

Ryon
07-27-2002, 04:55 PM
I think the power toys release for windowsXP ( check microsoft.com) has this function but im not positive. But everyone who has xp should have powertoys anyway so its a worth while investment.

vee_ess
07-28-2002, 02:23 AM
Especially since it is free. Power Toys Site (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp?FinishURL=%2Fdownloads%2Frelease%2Easp%3Freleaseid%3D38291%26area%3Dtop%26ordinal%3D25%26redirect%3Dno), Power Toys Setup (http://windows.about.com/library/PowerToySetup.exe), Tweak Ui Setup (http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install/2/WXP/EN-US/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe)
I'm assuming that the Power Toys Setup which was supposed to include everything is the older version, because Microsoft took it off their site, and the different components are individual now, and there are some new features like image resizing.

To Scan the Registry in XP
All you need to download is the Tweak Ui Setup. Once you have downloaded it and install it follow these directions:
1. Open Tweak Ui (two methods)
*Open Control Panel, Select "Classic View" on the left, Click Tweak Ui
*Go to Start, Programs, Power Toys for Windows XP, Tweak Ui
2. Click "Repair" in the directory tree on the left of the Window
3. Select Repair Registry and Click Repair Now

That's it!!!

The reason why it is not included in Windows XP by default is simply because the registry in it usually doesn't generate the errors that older versions (excluding Windows 2000) did.

jinx
08-14-2002, 12:59 PM
vee_ess, based on your last statement in your last post, does XP generate enough errors to ever fool with ? If so what is the best XP registry cleaner or cleaning method.

compguru
08-14-2002, 08:16 PM
i used norton systemworks 2002 to do that a few times and i didnt get any problems