What do these registry tweaks do and are they still valid entries?


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 21H1
       #1

    What do these registry tweaks do and are they still valid entries?


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D]
    "DisableVidMemVBs"=dword:00000000
    "MMX Fast Path"=dword:00000001
    "FlipNoVsync"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D]
    "DisableVidMemVBs"=dword:00000000
    "MMX Fast Path"=dword:00000001
    "FlipNoVsync"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D]
    "DisableVidMemVBs"=dword:00000000
    "MMX Fast Path"=dword:00000001
    "FlipNoVsync"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D\Drivers]
    "SoftwareOnly"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D\Drivers]
    "SoftwareOnly"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D\Drivers]
    "SoftwareOnly"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw]
    "EmulationOnly"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw]
    "EmulationOnly"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw]
    "EmulationOnly"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Direct3D]
    "DisableVidMemVBs"=dword:00000000
    "MMX Fast Path"=dword:00000001
    "FlipNoVsync"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Direct3D\Drivers]
    "SoftwareOnly"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw]
    "EmulationOnly"=dword:00000000
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  2. wiganken's Avatar
    Posts : 470
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       #2

    The Registry is not a place to be editing unless you know what you are doing and I would leave them alone if you are thinking of deleting them. Even changing the DWord values can have unintended effects but at least you can change the value back again.

    Do not concern yourself with what they do or whether they are valid but, if you really must see if they are valid entries then run a registry cleaner (Ccleaner for example) to see if they show up in the results.
    If they do not show up then they are valid and should not be deleted manually. At this point you have the option to cancel the registry cleaner operation without deleting anything or allow it to delete the entries found. Your choice.
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  3. Posts : 2,051
    Windows 10
       #3

    Do not get involved with this nonsense.They are not tweaks but simply meddling around.
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  4. wiganken's Avatar
    Posts : 470
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       #4

    @Helmut - Yes, I think you are right. It does seem an odd question. Maybe designed to waste our time. At least they have been warned. I'll waste no more time on this.
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  5. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 13,317
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #5

    Hello @xSyrax123,

    Just a bit of advice.

    If you do NOT have a problem, then leave the Registry alone. Obsolete REG Keys will have NO impact on the running or performance of the computer.

    If there is a problem, and you need to Amend / Delete a Registry Key, then either Export the Registry Key or create a System Image FIRST.

    There are MANY third-party Tools / Utilities that can clean the Registry, bit I recommend that they are left alone, unless you are familiar with the Registry and know what you are doing.

    I hope this help.
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