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Collapsing the registry quickly, can it be done?


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Janis

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In searching the registry for a program to be removed (Opera),  you end up with a lot of open hives.  Is there a way to quickly collapse the registry without the seemingly hours long one at a time way?


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Hi Janis,

Not sure what your goal is but to remove Opera it is best to do so through the Control Panel > Programs and Features. Find Opera in the list of installed programs, right click and choose uninstall.

Software applications include their own uninstallers and once executed in the manner I mentioned above should remove all original files and folders the keys in the registry point to. No need to even go near the registry, which I would never advise anyone to do if they are not familiar with the registry.

Donna :)
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Removing opera via control panel is easy.  The problem is  reinstall of Opera (another version) which conflicts with registry keys for the version of Opera deleted. 


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