I replied to this over a week ago -- I don't know why it didn't post.
I DID save the registry. I do NOT know the name of the Reg Cleaner I used. Something where yellow & black was its colors -- that's all I recall. It's something I got on here and it, apparently, seemed to think that everything that was more than 2 years old in the registry was in some regard Defunct. (A program I think called RegEdit KNEW the difference, but I couldn't seem to find what CD I'd saved that program onto ]nor could I find it online any longer] -- but when RegEdit would say "This Key has not path" or whatever IT WAS CORRECT...this other program was just WAY off).