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Feedback / Re: App Store
« on: March 17, 2019, 08:59:09 AM »
Attached Image should show you the versions Im using and the error I do get.

Feedback / Re: App Store
« on: March 16, 2019, 08:25:54 PM »
This reply does not address my question.  You check App Repair and go into safe mode and are told it doesn't do this for this version of windows because of the constant changes in the app store.
This has been saying this for quite some time and many versions.  so basically it doesn't work.

Feedback / App Store
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:31:31 AM »
Why is the "App Store" Repair feature even included in this program ?  It has been several versions since I last posted this

Yet Tweaking still has the option and when you use it and reboot into safe mode and wait that time you find " this feature is disabled because of the constant changes in the app store."

Feedback / App Store
« on: December 17, 2018, 06:43:39 AM »
Are there ever going to be plans to make the app store part of this work again ?   This is the feature that originally attracted me to the program and yet versions pass and it says
on my current version of windows 10 (Which I've even upgraded to see if maybe I was too far behind)  this feature is disabled because of the constant changes in the app store.   Might as well remove the menu entry then as clicking to boot in to safe mode then trying that choice is very annoying since its actually a Hobson's choice

5 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Windows Store
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:30:22 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions I will look into it

6 Programs & Site Help & Support / Windows Store
« on: June 17, 2018, 07:46:43 PM »
I know that windows 10 store keeps changing but it would be nice to see some broken down (not one button fix) for the store.
I currently have tons of temp files in the windows directory after I upgraded which most say  Component failure code = 0x80070005
I would buy this tool if it was able to fix the store but it says because of the constant changes this feature has been disabled.
Figuring that the store is changing there must be a section by section way to repair or renew the store rather then a one button approach that
is disabled because of the changes. Maybe an optional script patch that can be downloaded to keep up to date with the changes would work ?

Being that I downloaded and installed your product latest version and have anti virus protection I am pretty sure this is wrong but thought you would want to see it
so I attached the screen shot.  reimage says your product is infected. :sad:

I want to thank you for your help, Went to Microsoft and downloaded the newest windows.  That worked and the upgrade fixed the apps.
I think that error that windows is in an unsupported directory is very vague. Apparently if your version installed is the same as the version you are doing a upgrade repair on
you get that message.  I also found that you will get that message if you change the paths of any of the default directories.  So have all your Documents, or downloads on drive D:
with windows on C: would also give that message.  There was a list of  thing such as installing it in another language etc... crazy that they just dont tell you what the problem is ?

Anyway Thanks

Well Id love to do a repair install but cant as per the picture attached windows is telling me that windows may be installed in an unsupported directory ?

General & Misc. / APPs in windows 10 no longer able to add or update
« on: April 23, 2017, 04:12:23 PM »
My apps section of windows 10 no longer works, wont update or add an app. I ran SFC and got these errors in the CBS.log file.  I am wondering should I run Tweaking Directory permissions fix and if so should I run that for the administrators account ?

Since my last windows update I have developed a strange problem. When I use Tweak backup  I get the following in the log

[2/11/2016 - 12:24:22 PM] Backing Up File: C:\Users\Administrator\ntuser.dat
[2/11/2016 - 12:24:22 PM] Result: Failed - Error: -1 (API Reg Save Failed (), Tried File Copy, File In use, Cannot copy.)

[2/11/2016 - 12:24:22 PM] Backing Up File: C:\Users\AnyOne\ntuser.dat
[2/11/2016 - 12:24:22 PM] Result: Failed - Error: -1 (API Reg Save Failed (), Tried File Copy, File In use, Cannot copy.)

[2/11/2016 - 12:24:23 PM] Backing Up File: C:\Users\Owner\ntuser.dat
[2/11/2016 - 12:24:23 PM] Result: Failed - Error: -1 (API Reg Save Failed (), Tried File Copy, File In use, Cannot copy.)

[2/11/2016 - 12:24:22 PM] Backing Up File: C:\Users\cbrid_000\ntuser.dat
[2/11/2016 - 12:24:23 PM] Result: Successful (21.37 MB) - C:\RegBackup\CENTIPEDE\2.11.2016_12.24.19-PM\C\Users\cbrid_000\ntuser.dat

I then started to notice if I login as any one of the four account on my system, not consistently but on occasion I am getting a temporary Profile message
and a temp folder is created for that user.  But if I restart and login say again I am fine ?

Any Idea's on what is causing this and how to attempt to fix it.  :sad:

Computer Help / Re: SFC and Dism Fail
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:14:29 AM »
Hi Shane,

I did not say your pre-scan found missing files. I said I ran your SFC  part of tweaking and it found errors which it could not fix.  So I then opened a command prompt and ran

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

which says the corruption is repairable.

I then tried

Dism /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth 

Which then said it could not find the files needed

So I tried

I have tried Dism /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:L:\x64\sources\install.wim:1

as there is a wim file there on the windows 10 install usb.  However it gave the same message about could not find the files

The two logs I attached were from that.  Your prelog says

Checking Environment Variables.
Started at (9/21/2015 11:08:17 AM)

This folder in the 'Path' variable doesn't exist: C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static

This folder in the 'Path' variable doesn't exist: C:\Program Files (x86)\NTP\bin

This folder in the 'Path' variable doesn't exist: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Windows Performance Toolkit\

Problems were found with the Environment Variables.
You can use the Repair Environment Variables Tool at the bottom of this Window to try and fix these problems.

Done (9/21/2015 11:08:17 AM)

Done (9/21/2015 11:08:17 AM)

Done (9/21/2015 11:08:17 AM)
Scan Complete - Problems Found!

You can use the Repair Reparse Points or Repair Environment Variables tools at the bottom of this Window if needed.

While problems have been found, you can still run the repairs in the program.
But for the best results it is recommended to fix the problems reported in this scan if possible.
If you need help fixing any of the items in the log, just post in the forums at for help.

Computer Help / SFC and Dism Fail
« on: September 18, 2015, 11:42:29 AM »
I upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1  it works fine but I ran the SFC part of Tweaking and found errors.  Thus this journey began.

I have tried the following
Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
sfc /scannow
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
sfc /scannow

I get this error 'Error: 0x800f081f'   as well I get Dism can not find the needed files

I have tried Dism /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:L:\x64\sources\install.wim:1 

but get the same message and there is an install.wim file located there 

However Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth says the corruption is repairable ?

I  have no Source esd file only the wim  and this is from the downloaded iso for windows 10 install.

I have attached the cbs.log and dism.log if anyone has a solution to what is the issue ?

Program & Site Requests / KeyBoard and Mouse "Solved" Thanks
« on: June 03, 2015, 05:42:58 AM »
recently I had a virus that attacked my keyboard and mouse.  it altered the registers keys under local machine

UpperFilters  which made it rather hard to work on things. :)

Id like to see a bootable version  of this with a fix area for this area.

15 Programs & Site Help & Support / User that is logged in
« on: June 03, 2015, 05:34:31 AM »
If you login as Administrator and perform these repairs is it any different then if you login as another person who has administrator rights ?

16 Programs & Site Help & Support / Repair WMI
« on: December 20, 2014, 07:13:46 AM »
While running this I get a lot of The Directory "C:\etc etc ....."     is too long.

Is this normal ?

Program & Site Requests / Backup of restore Points
« on: December 13, 2014, 02:08:15 PM »
I know this can be done providing the permissions allow so It would be cool say if I had a point I really really likes on my machine that I could backup to some place and restore later.   It would of course have to include sub-points which came before it as they build on one another but if they could be all zipped and stored until you felt the need to get back there that would cool.

I say this because I have had all my restore points blown away by some software install or uninstall or an update etc... and was unaware they were even gone..

Program & Site Requests / Desktop, Start Button and that General Area
« on: December 13, 2014, 02:04:29 PM »
I recently was playing with various star buttons for windows 8.1  such as start8 and startisback etc... well a very bad thing happen and I am not sure what it was.
I when I would login to either my or the admin desktop got a black screen ?   I could start task manager but it did not stay running and explorer failed to start as well.
I think what had happen was I some how got a malware attack while I was also playing with these start button tools. 

anyway I was eventually able to fix the issues by restoring registry information from your software.

But it made me think that maybe a repair area for the desktop loading, shell choice, time out, task button stuff would be a good thing to have ?

19 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Defender
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:30:50 PM »
Well mine looked like yours with No administrators or windef   ?

I might add that I have ad-ware Antivirus But it was disabled.

I ran malwarebytes this time which I had not done before which is the only thing I did different this time other then safemode steps

Oh and I afterwards uninstalled malwarebytes and then tried to activate windows defender which is where I noticed something wasn't right as windows defender would not start it instead went to explorer screen.  When I tried to start the service I got Error 577

 I then went and looked up that symptom and found a blurp

When I checked the keys I mention I didn't have permissions to them as no Administrators were part of that.

I actually think this is more of a that version of malwarebytes then your program.

However I wasn't 100% sure so I figured I would post it.

20 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Defender update
« on: November 04, 2014, 10:30:55 AM »
Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
6.3.9600 Build 9600

21 Programs & Site Help & Support / Defender
« on: October 31, 2014, 04:30:52 PM »
Recently I decided as my machine was slower to run the Tweaking software, First time since you added the safe mode stuff we had talked about before.
I also decided to download and run the malwarebytes.  after running the complete process then restoring services, startups and scheduled crap etc.
I decided to uninstall malwarebytes.   I did and rebooted and then had two errors, no virus detection and A usb error with my modem being not compatible with
this version of windows, Odd as it was before ?  anyway I tested the modem and it still worked fine and I archived that message.  The other problem though was not so
simple as I tried to start defender and it would not start had software 577 error.   I checked the registry and found I could not change the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\windows Defender key stuff as I had no permissions to it ?   System did and trusted installer but not Administrators.
I had to retake control of ownership of the keys DisableAntiSpyware & DisableAntiVirus  and then go to and get their removal tool as the software
would not completely remove.   It was only then I had any control.  I feared some other stuff might be messed up so I restored from the backup before I ran the your software.
Now I am not sure why these things happen ?

22 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: New Version 2.85
« on: August 11, 2014, 08:49:27 PM »
Looks good, I understand it.  Find it odd there is no way to say read the current programs starting in msconfig and disable them temp ?  But maybe Microsoft over looked that.

Yeah only time will tell with folls and if they get how to do it.  some will for sure find it easy but a few I am sure will not recheck something etc...

23 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re:My Blog
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:36:24 AM »
I have added you to My Blog menu under assistance.   Not a great honor but I want to make sure people who have some issues try you cool software.

Thanks  :smiley:

24 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: New Version 2.85
« on: August 09, 2014, 07:42:11 AM »
Well also look at the Shell Value as that runs explorer, perhaps you could run your program instead ?  then reboot when done.

25 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: New Version 2.85
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:12:20 PM »
I believe what some anti Virus and what Acronis does is use some feature of windows that stops startup loading etc while and they are loaded first. I have seen it also used in spybot search and destroy where it can reboot and spybot starts and until it is done other stuff wont load.    Maybe there is a load area reserved in the windows registry for Anti Virus type software etc that allows them to load and until they exit nothing continues ? 

I have seen this command "sc create newservice binpath= <pat_to_the_executable>"  for a service which would load before a user logs in ?

I know you can use the file the  WIN.INI [Load] or [Run] sections found in the Windows directory but not sure if it runs first

We know of these keys below the line but I think maybe this key maybe something to look at

Registry Key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Shell Value - This value contains a list of comma separated values that Userinit.exe will launch. The default shell for Windows is explorer.exe, though there are legitimate replacements that have been made. When userinit.exe starts the shell, it will first launch the Shell value found in HKEY_CURRENT_USER. If this value is not present, it will then launch the value found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Registry Key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\\Shell
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\\Shell

The rest of the Autostart locations will now be processed.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]

RunOnce Local Machine Key - These keys are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs. Entries in these keys are started once and then are deleted from the key. If there is an- exclamation point preceding the value of the key, the entry will not be deleted until after the program completes, otherwise it will be deleted before the program runs. This is important, because if the exclamation point is not used, and the program referenced in this key fails to complete, it will not run again as it will have already been deleted. All entries in this key are started synchronously in an undefined order. Due to this, all programs in this key must be finished before any entries in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...\RunOnce, and Startup Folders can be loaded. The RunOnce keys are ignored under Windows 2000 and Windows XP in Safe Mode. The RunOnce keys are not supported by Windows NT 3.51.

Registry Keys:

Run - These are the most common startup locations for programs to install auto start from. By default these keys are not executed in Safe mode. If you prefix the value of these keys with an asterisk, *, it will run in Safe Mode.

Registry Keys:

All Users Startup Folder - For Windows XP, 2000, and NT, this folder is used for programs that should be auto started for all users who will login to this computer. It is generally found at:

Windows XP   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Windows NT   C:\wont\Profiles\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Windows 2000   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

User Profile Startup Folder - This folder will be executed for the particular user who logs in. This folder is usually found in:

Win 9X, ME   c:\windows\start menu\programs\startup
Windows XP   C:\Documents and Settings\LoginName\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

RunOnce Current User Key - These keys are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs. Entries in these keys are started once and then are deleted from the key. If there is an exclamation point preceding the value of the key, the entry will not be deleted until after the program completes, otherwise it will be deleted before the program runs. This is important, because if the exclamation point is not used, and the program referenced in this key fails to complete, it will not run again as it will have already been deleted. The RunOnce keys are ignored under Windows 2000 and Windows XP in Safe Mode. The RunOnce keys are not supported by Windows NT 3.51.

Registry Key:

Explorer Run - These keys are generally used to load programs as part of a policy set in place on the computer or user.

Registry Keys:

Load Key - This key is not commonly used anymore, but can be used to auto start programs.

Registry Key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\load

AppInit_DLLs - This value corresponds to files being loaded through the AppInit_DLLs Registry value. The AppInit_DLLs registry value contains a list of dlls that will be loaded when user32.dll is loaded. As most Windows executables use the user32.dll, that means that any DLL that is listed in the AppInit_DLLs registry key will be loaded also. This makes it very difficult to remove the DLL as it will be loaded within multiple processes, some of which can not be stopped without causing system instability. The user32.dll file is also used by processes that are automatically started by the system when you log on. This means that the files loaded in the AppInit_DLLs value will be loaded very early in the Windows startup routine allowing the DLL to hide itself or protect itself before we have access to the system.

Registry Key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad - This Registry value contains values in a similar way as the Run key does. The difference is that instead of pointing to the file itself, it points to the CLSID's InProcServer, which contains the information about the particular DLL file that is being used.

The files under this key are loaded automatically by Explorer.exe when your computer starts. Because Explorer.exe is the shell for your computer, it will always start, thus always loading the files under this key. These files are therefore loaded early in the startup process before any human intervention occurs.

Registry Key:

SharedTaskScheduler - This section corresponds to files being loaded through the SharedTaskScheduler registry value for XP, NT, 2000 machines. The entries in this registry value run automatically when you start windows.

Registry Key:

The following are files that programs can autostart from on bootup:

1. c:\autoexec.bat
2. c:\config.sys
3 . windir\wininit.ini - Usually used by setup programs to have a file run once and then get deleted.
4. windir\winstart.bat
5. windir\win.ini - [windows] "load"
6. windir\win.ini - [windows] "run"
7. windir\system.ini - [boot] "shell"
8 . windir\system.ini - [boot] "scrnsave.exe"
9. windir\dosstart.bat - Used in Win95 or 98 when you select the "Restart in MS-DOS mode" in the shutdown menu.
10. windir\system\autoexec.nt
11. windir\system\config.nt

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