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Hi, I just installed CCleaner in win vista home basic . When I run "issues", it finds a number of invalid keys. i fix those issues and ot works fine. if I restart CCleaner and run 'issue" again, it again finds exactly same issues it cleaner before. that means it doe snot work. I could not clean those.

Any ideas why this happens?

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Hi, I just installed CCleaner in win vista home basic . When I run "issues", it finds a number of invalid keys. i fix those issues and ot works fine. if I restart CCleaner and run 'issue" again, it again finds exactly same issues it cleaner before. that means it doe snot work. I could not clean those.

Any ideas why this happens?

 

Same problem here but with Windows Vista Home Premium. It "finds" many issues, "fixes" many issues (after I've saved a copy of the registry), but then when running "find" again, even without closing and re-opening the program, the same issues are all there.

 

I run Zone Alarm, AVG anti-spy, SpyBot, Adaware, SpywareBlaster and maybe some of these besides the firewall and av program have something in the background running.

 

Thanks.

Chet

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I don't use vista but someone else reported this as being caused by vista's UAC feature. You need to give CCleaner admin user rights.

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I don't use vista but someone else reported this as being caused by vista's UAC feature. You need to give CCleaner admin user rights.

 

I just got vista with my new laptop and don't know very well about its small glitches. But I am running CCleaner with admin account and in fact there is no other account created yet.

 

Whats the fix here?

 

Since the problem does not occur with winxp, I don't think it is related to firewall etc.

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Right click on the CCleaner icon and there should be something that says run as admin.. let me know if that makes sense.

Sorry I cant give a better explanation. :D

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Right click on the CCleaner icon and there should be something that says run as admin.. let me know if that makes sense.

Sorry I cant give a better explanation. :D

 

Eureka, you've got it!!! Followed your instructions and it worked perfectly. Many thanks. I've noticed a lot of other people have had similar problems and hope they see your solution.

 

I just got the laptop and am new to Vista. I thought I had set the thing up that anyone who turned the computer on (i.e. me) was automatically in the administration account and could do anything. That's the way I want it. I've noticed when altering some display settings, etc, a box has popped up saying I've started some process, do I want to continue because it may change a few things only an admin can do. Next thing on my menu is to work on getting logged on as an admin everytime I boot so I don't need to work around popup boxes.

 

At any rate, thanks for the help on the CCleaner.

 

Chet

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Its a feature of vista to not run as an admin.(it reduces security vulnerabilities.)

Look up something called User Account Control and you will find out more info on it. :)

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. . . and you can use TweakUAC to change the UAC settings to Quiet Mode or Off.

 

http://www.tweak-uac.com/

 

Thanks for the additional help with the security issue. I was able to get it fixed with the User Account Control as RRidgely recommended and didn't have to go the Tweak route.

 

Chet

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