After 25 years I am starting to go "off" the registry ...

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After 25 years I am starting to go "off" the registry ...

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:ranton:
I recall Win95, I think it was, being announced and that "INI files were OUT and a safe, secure repository was the new way of making all applications robust and secure".
There followed about ten years of technical help advising us to "make a backup of your registry before trying this at home", and now, by my admittedly biased estimate, fifty percent of all pages of help in any topic at all, include a registry hack with no need at all for a warning!

So much for user-proof.
We are become blasé beyond belief.

My grandma taught me "Don't carry all your eggs in one basket", and I long for the days when tweaking an INI file might corrupt the related application and no other.

I haven't finished ranting, so I refuse to insert the OffRant smiley.

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Did you ever go "on" it?
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HansV wrote:
09 Aug 2020, 09:12
Did you ever go "on" it?
NO, but it's early days yet!
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And if you have multi user accounts, they will have more for their settings!

But, I have 4 users accounts, and do not have as many ini files as you do,
1,334 and I have 835
I am so far behind, I think I am First :evilgrin:
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The Registry is for use only by the INItiated... :thumbup:
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DaveA wrote:
09 Aug 2020, 15:07
...But, I have 4 users accounts, and do not have as many ini files as you do,1,334 and I have 835
Dave, you should get out more (grin) and embrace modern technology as do I (double-wide grin).
None of this messing about with "Win 10 Updates" fiasco for me; straight into Win10-2104 and Get On With The Job, that's the way to do it.

Your goal this year is to rack the number of INI files up to the build number of Win 10 :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: If you can catch it.

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John Gray wrote:
09 Aug 2020, 16:11
The Registry is for use only by the INItiated... :thumbup:
:groan: :clapping: :clapping:
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