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User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8437 times:

Hi,

I consider myself to be pretty clued up on computers - I spent over six years working in a computer shop and I thought I had everything sussed !

I regularly defrag my hard drive, use MSCONFIG to stop unwanted programs running in the background, and use disk cleanup pretty much every day. I also used Checkdisk at least once a week.

I still use FS9 (FSX is gonna be an Xmas present - they spend £50 on me and I spend £800 on a new PC so I can use it  cry  ). Recently the program was stuttering whilst I was on the ground. Rather than cure the problem (with what I thought would be) a full format and reinstall I put up with the jerky movements.

Today I downloaded a free registry cleaner (http://www.abexo.com/free-registry-cleaner.htm). Since I last reinstalled Windows (in August) it found over 230 registry problems. Now that they are fixed my FS9 runs like a dream.

Whilst I am not saying (in any way) that to clean your registry will see miraculous improvements and will cure every frame rate problem you have (FS9 & FSX etc ), it may help you to get that little bit more from your simming experience.

I hope this helps you.


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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8422 times:

Im slightly confused, I downloaded the free version, backed up my old registry files, ran the program and it came up with a shite load. Do i delete them or something?

rgds --James--



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User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8413 times:

Quoting Goinv (Thread starter):
http://www.abexo.com/free-registry-cleaner.htm

800 GBP will not give you a computer that you can use FSX with. Sorry to spoil your holiday...


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8408 times:

Quoting Goinv (Thread starter):
use MSCONFIG to stop unwanted programs running in the background

Any chance getting more info on this?

What can be shut down when running either FS9 or FSX?

I took a look at it and there seems to be a lot of stuff going on in all the tabs.

 eek 



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User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8400 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 1):
Im slightly confused, I downloaded the free version, backed up my old registry files, ran the program and it came up with a shite load. Do i delete them or something?

Run the registry cleaner, tick all the boxes and then delete.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 3):
Any chance getting more info on this?

What can be shut down when running either FS9 or FSX?

I took a look at it and there seems to be a lot of stuff going on in all the tabs.

Items listed under MSCONFIG are being run by your computer in the background. Anything that you untick (in the startup tab) will reappear when you restart your computer. Theoretically you could uncheck everything BEFORE loading Flight simulator.

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 2):
800 GBP will not give you a computer that you can use FSX with. Sorry to spoil your holiday

Intel Core Due 6600 £220.00
Motherboard £130.00
2Gb Ram £250.00
Graphics Card £300.00
thats £900 and I will utilise old hard drive and PSU which are more than capable. So, OK, £800 is optimistic but £900-£1000 should be OK

In a bit of a rush as I'm trying to land a 737 at EDDB whilst typing. Let me know if you need more info.



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User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8396 times:

Quoting Goinv (Reply 4):
Intel Core Due 6600 £220.00
Motherboard £130.00
2Gb Ram £250.00
Graphics Card £300.00
thats £900 and I will utilise old hard drive and PSU which are more than capable. So, OK, £800 is optimistic but £900-£1000 should be OK

Damn - forgot to add Windows Vista - may be I should make that about £1200 ! Big grin



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8381 times:

This tool also clears a lot off crap of the hard drive too:

http://www.ccleaner.com

DC-10

[Edited 2006-11-14 22:17:19]

User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8376 times:

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 2):
800 GBP will not give you a computer that you can use FSX with. Sorry to spoil your holiday...

I would disagree with you. 800 GBP= Approx. 1500 US Dollars, and with 1500 us dollars you can get a damn good machiene.



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User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8367 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 3):

Any chance getting more info on this?

What can be shut down when running either FS9 or FSX?

I took a look at it and there seems to be a lot of stuff going on in all the tabs.

start-> run -> type 'msconfig'

You can safely uncheck everything, although you might want to keep things like your firewall and anit-virus.

Any junk like realschl are programs like Realplayer running update programs without your permission. Getting rid of them permently means editing the registry unfortunatly but it's possible; best thing to do is not use them - they will keep coming back.

Some programs (like msn messenger) have to be turned off from within the program itself - just using msconfig, they will keep coming back.


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8354 times:

Before i go deleting random stuff I know nothing about. What are registorys and what do they do? and is anything likely to be affected if i do delete them..

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8346 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 9):
What are registorys and what do they do? and is anything likely to be affected if i do delete them..

I use CCleaner. It scans the registry for entries that don't point anywhere or have bad values, often due to programmes being uninstalled. When I ask it to "fix everything", it either deletes the faulty entries or gives them usuable default values. I must have done 50 to a hundred such scans each on four PCs and I've never had a problem.


User currently offlineAvsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8337 times:

Here is another way to get some extra power out of FS9. This helpful hint will help in reducing the blurries when scenery is loaded. After reading this post at the following link: http://www.pcaviator.com/megascenery/forums/index.php?showtopic=892, you will see a definite increase in the generation of scenery for MS FS9. I have followed the instructions and applied it to my MegaScenery and other payware/freeware sceneries. I tested it in the Denver, CO area with Kirk Olsson's F-16 and was able to see vast improvements than before the change was made.


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8322 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 9):
Before i go deleting random stuff I know nothing about. What are registorys and what do they do? and is anything likely to be affected if i do delete them..

No offense but if you don't know what the Registry is in Windows you don't need to be anywhere near it...either on your own or with the help of a tool.



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User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8288 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 12):
No offense but if you don't know what the Registry is in Windows you don't need to be anywhere near it...either on your own or with the help of a tool.

The tool that I recommended http://www.abexo.com/free-registry-cleaner.htm
has an undo function, so I would suggest if you do want to try it, run it and reboot your PC. If you notice any funny problems, undo what you've done - then at least you haven't lost out.



Be who you are, The world was made to measure for your smile. So Smile.
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8284 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 12):
No offense but if you don't know what the Registry is in Windows you don't need to be anywhere near it...either on your own or with the help of a tool.

As I said above, CCleaner has never messed up a good registry setting on any of my four PCs. It also allows you to back the registry up beforehand so you can reapply it if necessary. Someone who understands more about the registry entries for every application would be able to get better results (though it would be very time consuming) but CCleaner does a good job at the top level.


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