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[theory] Microsoft attempting to replace the registry?

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  1. #11


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by gborn View Post
    The "degradation" issue has been true in Win 95 Registry, where they used their first attempt to implement a registry. But they changed the internals, so "garbadge collection" to remove unused parts isn't necessary over time.

    But it's still a nice story that helps so sell TuneUp and other bullshit to people (I wrote about it, based on my experience as a forum moderator in MS Answers forum under [1]).
    Well that's actually a subject o debate up until now but its less of a problem with Windows 7 at least compared to XP and those below but would it be nice if MS makes a way that all these junk, regardless of their small size and significance get eliminated so there would be no doubts that they cause system degradation whatsoever with Windows OSs?

    And based on my personal experience some orphaned entries in the Registry still cause annoyances such as when I uninstalled Java from my Windows 7, an invalid shortcut was left on my Control Panel that stayed there for months cause I can't find a solution. I got the tip that I should locate and delete the file that roots to that shortcut but since those root files were gone, it seems impossible to get rid of that shortcut. That was until I got another tip to remove an entry somewhere in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace and when I finally found and deleted the single Java related key in there, the invalid shortcut in my Control Panel was gone. But that proves that even unused but obsolete keys can be a nuisance. Even left overkeys of removed malware needed to be pulled out from the Registry at some point.

    Yes its true that Tuneup and many other software authors who claim that their Registry cleaners can greatly boost system performance are simply absurd and brainwashing people to buy the premium versions of their software but if you use a system with less than 2GBs of RAM, regardless of what maintenance steps you do, even if the hardware is undamaged, your system will still inevitably lose some good performance over time that you will need to reinstall the OS. Great to use Revo when uninstalling stuff to minimize the possible junk left behind. Also great to use a sandboxing or imaging tool but not so many people do that. Good thing Windows 8 comes with System refresh and System Reset but they still need you to insert the Windows Installation media and I haven't yet proven its consistency.

    What I would propose that MS would do if they would still include a Registry in their near future OSs is that, it should have a built-in utility that eliminates everything orphaned or invalid in the Registry and that would also lessen the effects of malware infection.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    I think mostly what happens is that, with the sandboxed Metro APIs, Microsoft is free to rewrite Windows (on Arm) to be much faster and stable. Eventually I suppose the new codebase will transfer to Windows x86/64 once legacy support can be put in via a "7 mode" virtual machine. But not for a few OS literations.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    I think mostly what happens is that, with the sandboxed Metro APIs, Microsoft is free to rewrite Windows (on Arm) to be much faster and stable. Eventually I suppose the new codebase will transfer to Windows x86/64 once legacy support can be put in via a "7 mode" virtual machine. But not for a few OS literations.
    You do realise that the IA x86/x64 and WOA platforms all share virtually the same code base, including the registry? The main difference, applications for WOA need to be developed using primarily WinRT as opposed to Win32 APIs, of which only a subset is available. In essence, this means no support for legacy applications, apart from a few specific applications from Microsoft.
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