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  1.    13 Sep 2015 #21
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    Yes except those of us with 100's of programs, some of which are hard to find. I always do a clean install when the source system is not loaded down.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    And now you know the rest of the story . . . why a large number of us prefer clean installs.

    I'm very glad you got to the bottom of your problem.
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  2.    13 Sep 2015 #22
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    This system has been around for a while. Probably since XP, so there was some cleaning out to do. I wish a clean install was possible on this one, but I would have lost a lot of stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by davexnet View Post
    I've never heard of this. Usually the upgrade cleans up old versions of system files and moves them to \windows.old.
    Secondly, isn't the default location for regedit.exe \windows in Win 7?
    How did it get into system32 ?
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  3.    13 Sep 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcol View Post
    This system has been around for a while. Probably since XP, so there was some cleaning out to do. I wish a clean install was possible on this one, but I would have lost a lot of stuff.
    I have a PC with two installs of XP, both installed about 12 years ago. One was clean, and one was upgrade from
    Windows ME. The old installs are still working well, the upgrade just as trouble-free as the clean install.
    Sometimes it's just a matter of luck; whether there is a small conflict with something you had in the OS before
    the upgrade that wasn't 100% clean or whatever.
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  4.    13 Sep 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcol View Post
    Yes except those of us with 100's of programs, some of which are hard to find. I always do a clean install when the source system is not loaded down.
    I always do a clean install whether or not the system is loaded is 'loaded down'. Trying to find these sorts of problems, such as regedit or explorer, can take days, maybe longer. Doing a clean install and reinstalling all drivers and programs can be done in one day. Everyone has their preference of course. I just like the one that has the best chance of giving me an easy life. Well done for persevering and finding the resolution though! And well done to @davexnet for making the post that led you there
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