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26 Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 05, 2021, 04:05:24 am »
- Yes, RB in WR (v4.11.4) also pushes CPU "through the roof". Not surprising because it's the same RB version (v4.00).

27 Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 05, 2021, 03:35:09 am »
- I would like to point out that Shane has some high performance computer gear. E.g. he has a high performance GPU. But I have a simple "run of the mill" laptop with a "run of the mill" Intel graphics chip(-set). So, the performance/behaviour of RB & WR on Shane's computer is not representitive for all computer users.

- I know that in the past this issue has plagued RB as well. It could be a problem in the recent versions of RB as well. But I can't look inside the program code of RB.

28 Support & Help / Re: Registry backup problem
« on: July 05, 2021, 02:33:27 am »
- Quite simple. WR has the same version of RB.

29 Support & Help / Registry backup problem
« on: July 04, 2021, 06:38:35 pm »
- I installed RB v4.00. But it causes CPU to go through the roof even when I try to open the program with a shortcut. I am not trying to run the program (yet) but simply opening the program already pushes CPU into the stratosphere on my Windows 7 system.
- On top of that the program regularly crashes when I want to make a backup manually.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr ......................

Everything Else / Re: Cleanmem suggestion
« on: May 06, 2021, 02:40:27 pm »
- The file downloaded from the Major Geeks is smaller than the one from

Everything Else / Re: Cleanmem suggestion
« on: May 06, 2021, 12:32:17 pm »
- Another observation: there is a difference in size for the program between the download from the PcWinTech website and the Major Geeks website.

Everything Else / Re: Cleanmem suggestion
« on: May 06, 2021, 12:29:19 pm »
- The website PcWinTech still exists. I assume you downloaded the program from MajorGeeks ? A link lower on the PcWinTech webpage downloads the program directly from the PcWinTech website.
- The user can define in which folder the shortcut is placed but the installer doesn't accept some characters like :
- The program should simply create a shortcut on the (active) desktop.

- As stated above, this is a good opportunity to issue a new version of the program.

Everything Else / Cleanmem suggestion
« on: April 29, 2021, 03:58:15 am »
- Suggestion for a new version of Cleanmem (the PcWinTech forum has disappeared):

- Create a shortcut to "Mini-monitor" on the desktop when the program is installed. That will make things easier for all users. Today I had someone complaining about not seeing a shortcut on the desktop after installation. And I think he/she was right.
- A good opportunity to implement all other suggestion I made here on this forum in the past.

- Behaviour A & B occurred in another program (not made by
- WR running in Safe Mode also has another advantage. It runs (much ??) faster than in "Normal Mode".

- I also experienced that programs behaved differently in different circumstances.
- One example was that there was a difference in behaviour beween Safe Mode and "Normal" mode.
- A second example was that one program showed behaviour (A). But a few days later the same program showed a slightly different behaviour (B). And 4 of 5 days later the program showed behaviour (A) again.
- My personal opinion is that A LOT OF these differrences in behaviour can be attributed to how well a program protects its own "(internal) variables".

- Ooops. Made a mistake in my previous post. I was in a hurry when I typed that reply. It should be (correction in bold characters):

"I reread the 1st post and it seems to be very straightforward. Having a MS account blocks the user from signing into Safe Mode. And then the user can't use WR anymore. But I think it also a matter of programs "interfering" with the MS account.

- "that other person" doesn't want to "waste more time" on this problem. She also can't test it because she doesn't use that MS account and doesn't want to activate that MS account.

- I reread the 1st post and it seems to be very straightforward. Having a MS account blocks the user from signing in at all. And then the user can't use WR anymore. But I think it also a matter of programs "interfering" with the MS account.
- Computers & Software are complicated things, right ?

38 Support & Help / Re: Windows Repair Update
« on: December 17, 2020, 12:10:34 pm »
- No, using RB (from Windows Repair) seems to work OK on my Win 7 system.
- But what DO NOT like is that RB - in this case -  Always uses the "Fall back" method instead of the "Volume Shadow copy System" method.

39 Support & Help / Re: Request Tweak "KeyBoostTime" !
« on: December 17, 2020, 10:47:21 am »
@angelika: How full is your HD or SSD ? That also can be the cause of a "slow keyboard repsonse".

40 Support & Help / Re: Windows Repair Update
« on: December 17, 2020, 10:36:34 am »
I never use Registry Backup (RB) from Windows Repair (WR). Because I also have the Stand-Alone version of RB installed. In that regard I have no experience whether or not RB doens't make a backup when called from WR. And, of course, I am still using Windows 7.

- No, I can't make an MS account because I stil am on a Windows 7 system. And I am in no hurry to make the jump to Win 10.
- The fact that it only happens with the latest Win 10 update suggests that it's a Win 10 issue.

42 Support & Help / Re: Windows Repair Update
« on: December 16, 2020, 05:38:37 pm »
- Is this something perhaps only happening on a Windows 7 system ?

43 Support & Help / Windows Repair Update
« on: December 11, 2020, 03:56:07 pm »
- In the latest version of WR there was supposedly a bug fixed:

"Fixed bug where the repair info drop down list was blank and not showing info on the repairs."

- Are these bugs REALLY fixed ?

The "Presets" box (above the boxes of the individual repairs) shows the text "Click here". When I open that box, it shows 5 lines of text and 1 blank line. Text missing ?

When I click on "Repair info" then a new window opens. The drop box remains empty when I open this for the 1st time. It doesn't show e.g. the 1st line of the content of the "Repair Info" list. The user must select a repair to make a text show up in that box.

Something similar (like under 2) ) happens in the program "Registry Backup". If the user wants to restore the registry then the dropbox window remains empty.

See also the pictures attached

44 Support & Help / Re: registry backup
« on: November 29, 2020, 02:05:49 pm »
@RedDwarf4ever :

Yes, Registry Backup makes a copy of the ENTIRE registry. The registry consists of multiple files scattered around in multiple (system-)folders.

See the picture attached for an example. The default setting is that it makes a copy in the folder "C:\RegBackup". And the folder tree structure under that folder reflects/mirrors in which system (sub-)folders these registry files are located. Here you can also see all the names of those registry files involved.

You see that a number of those regsitry files are found in "C:\Users\..... " and other files are found in "C:\windows\....... ". But it could be different on your system. The picture below gives you a clue what to look for and what to expect.

Can't you temporarily create/activate the MS account and run WR once more ?

Then you can't replicate the error because this blocking of WR seems to happen when the user has that Microsoft account (activated). That's the point.

I assume Microsoft is using that MS account in an (successful ??) attempt to direct more customers towards their own products (like "OneDrive" and "the cloud" ??).

- This begs the question: What is this Microsoft account used for ? OneDrive ? I use the standalone version of OneDrive and it seems to have "some issues" when I remove the software.

- From someone from the CCleaner website (" ") I received the following question:

"Willy have you heard any reports of Windows 10 20H2 being unable to sign in with a Microsoft account when in safe mode?

I know someone who helps friends with their machine problems and he has found that he cannot use Tweaking any more because if someone has a Microsoft account you cannot sign in to it in safe mode (with networking or without)

Local accounts are okay."

In other words: Windows Repair gets blocked. Please pass this on to Shane. This kind of stuff is WAY above my paygrade.

49 Support & Help / Re: netlogon switched to manual
« on: July 12, 2020, 08:09:45 pm »
- The default setting for the NETLOGON Service (in Windows 7) - as set by WR - is AUTO (WR v4.9.0)

But it's a bit more complicated.
- When WR is running then repair #26 will check wether or not your system is connected to a domain. Depending on the outcome of that check WR will set the state of this Service to either MANUAL or AUTO.
- Did you run repair #26 ? Was your system connected to a domain when WR was running ?
- Running the program in Safe Mode has its problems because in Safe Mode only a (very) limited amount of Services (NETLOGON ??) are running/ are ALLOWED to run. It's called Safe Mode for a GOOD reason.

- Suggestion:
- Run WR in Safe Mode again and run only repair #26. What happened with NETLOGON ? Was your system connected to a domain/internet ?
- Run WR in Normal Mode and run only repair #26. What happened with NETLOGON ?
- Please, do the 2 suggestions (see above) and report back. This will be VERY helpful for the developer of WR !!!

- Is this related to the last bug-ridden Windows 10 version ?

Update: I read that other thread. It's  not related to the latest Win 10 update.

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