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Registry Size in W-7 ?


Toppack

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Someone asked me what the average size of the Registry should be, in W-7 64bit OS.

I was not sure but I told her that I thought it should be around 150MB to 200MB, on a average computer with average amount of software installed.

Does that seem about right or is that too much?

 

Note - The computer I'm using right now, the size is 126MB, but I Clean it's Registry often.

(The 126MB is reported by Report.exe program that comes with ASC-5)

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my registry size is around 100mbs :)

 

Thanks for the Info!

Are you using W-7 64bit OS?

 

Several people have told me that the Registry for that OS is Larger than previous OSs and W-7 32bit.

But I've not determined how much difference there really is?

Since I've not found a reliable way to measure their size?

 

Have you run Registry-fix in ASC recently, to reduce it?

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C:\Windows\System32\config

 

... is where the Windows registry is. If I look at the size of that folder on my W7 x64, it's 125MB right now. I never clean it. Too dangerous.

 

Caution : do not mess around with that folder.

It is also hidden, so I won't say how to unhide it because those who don't know already shouldn't be poking around in there ;)

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It's my understanding that the size of that folder is actually the size presently allocated in that folder.

Not the actual size of the Data in the complete Registry, which is Not all in that folder.

There's also data, Drivers, Backups and Log files in the config folder, put in by other software, such as IObit programs.

 

I could wrong, since I'm only going by what I've read about the Registry,

but I have seen the Backups and Log files in that folder?

 

BTW - I just checked the size of the config folder on this computer,

and it's 497.MB, which is much more than the Registry alone should be.

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I downloaded jv16 PowerTool, to compare it to dureg.exe.

On this system:

jv16 reports total of 48.7MB

and 91.MB reported by dureg

So my guess is that jv16 data is Not Correct ? :?

(Way Too Low)

 

I see that jv16 adds in numbers for both 'Users' and 'Current_User', which may Not be correct,

since it appears that 'Users' includes 'Current_user' Also?

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Hi Toppack

My guess is that correctness depends on the culture. :-)

Different programs may have different parameters.

Cheers :-)

solbjerg

 

 

I downloaded jv16 PowerTool, to compare it to dureg.exe.

On this system:

jv16 reports total of 48.7MB

and 91.MB reported by dureg

So my guess is that jv16 data is Not Correct ? :?

(Way Too Low)

 

I see that jv16 adds in numbers for both 'Users' and 'Current_User', which may Not be correct,

since it appears that 'Users' includes 'Current_user' Also?

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Hi Toppack

I was mostly thinking along the lines of OS developers, programmers, nerds and all the rest of us :-)

My guess is that we would all view it differently?

And that certainly would lay the groundwork for at lot of confusion :-)

Cheers

solbjerg

 

 

Different Cultures ??? :shock:

Is that like the 'Confused' and the 'Very Confused' Cultures? :lol:

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From jv16PT Handbook:

The Registry Info tool shows you the size of the registry structure, in other words, how much data the registry contains. The Registry Compactor shows different values because it shows the size of the files which store the registry on disk.<br><br>These storage files are usually much larger than the actual data the registry contains because the storage files contain a lot of metadata, such as the registry key structure, security settings and so on.

 

So, take original registry size screenshot, which shows the size of the registry structure

 

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/danburrito/IObit/2011-09-18_002828.png

 

and compare the Registry Compactor sizes of the hives (files which store the registry on the disk)

 

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/danburrito/IObit/2011-09-19_181912.png

 

with Dureg's size,

 

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/danburrito/IObit/2011-09-18_112450.png

 

and the sizes are just about the same.

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