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AOL keys in Registry


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I was wondering if you can completely and safely delete everything [I][B]about AOL from the registry? I have heard it could harm the computer from some and others say it's okay as long as you're not using it anymore.
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As long as you're no longer using AOL, I don't see how it could hurt.

(I assume you're refering to America Online, and not registry keys that have the letters "aol" in them...)

Edited by WhyBeNormal, 06 May 2005 - 10:02 PM.

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I was wondering if you can completely and safely delete everything [I][B]about AOL from the registry? I have heard it could harm the computer from some and others say it's okay as long as you're not using it anymore.

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I usually do a search of the Hard drive using AOL as keyword and first remove all AOL stuff that was left after using the Add/Remove utility in Control Panel. Then I open regedit, make a backup of complete registry, then do a registry search using AOL as the keyword and delete each and everyone. Just be careful of what search highlights for you as anything with AOL/aol will get highlighted. If in doubt, leave it. You want to take a chance, delete it. After all, you did make a registry backup...right?

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