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Need IE hoursekeeping help

By Doc Logic ·
I've been running Internet Explorer 5 for some time now on Windows 95. I need help with two things:

First, IE 4 is still in \IEXPLORE but not in the Add/Remove programs list. (IE 5 went to \Program Files\...)
I can remove the IE 4 directory, but what are the un-needed files in WINDOWS and SYSTEM, etc. (unused .DLL's etc)??? and old registry keys to remove?

Second, my registry is 3 MB now, very full of {3324...} keys (I think they are classes?) How do I clean out old ones (unused recently) and speed up my system. (It has grown slower the larger the registry has gotten) It would take forever to delete all of them with RegEdit.

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by reghakr In reply to Need IE hoursekeeping hel ...

If your confident with your registry skills. Always back up and/or export the registry.
First I would delete the Iexplore directory, then run Regclean Here's a link:
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/REGCLN41.EXE
Then use EasyCleaner (EasyCleaner is a small program which searches Windows' registry for entries that are pointing nowhere. Deleting these entries will speed your computer up. But as you already might know, deleting entries from registry can be dangerous for your computer, so it is wise to make a backup of your registry)
Here's a link: http://www.saunalahti.fi/tonihele/

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Over time the Windows system directory can become cluttered-up with unused DLL's (program libraries) which waste disk space and slow the system down. The more files there are in your system directory the longer the system takes to locate a file there.
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by saihib In reply to Need IE hoursekeeping hel ...

Delete your IE4 files then download and run Scanreg from Microsoft's website. It will remove unused registry entries.

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by Phinaddict In reply to Need IE hoursekeeping hel ...

The reason your files are still there for IE4 is IE5 when uninstalled will revert back to IE4. What you could do is uninstall IE5, then IE4, clean out all files under windows explorer then run regclean.exe once that is done you can reinstall IE5

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