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  • I just rev=cieved a (.reg) file from a Mr Andre Ziegler and am new to this forum and type of solution-Can his .reg file be trusted for me to use as a fix as he described?

    -(Just wanted to be sure he works for-and/or is affiliated with Microsoft)-I hope I don't offend him, he's got a few of those "medals" near his name,  I forgot what he's listed as.

    Sunday, November 21, 2010 5:29 PM

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  • I believe he can be trusted. He seems to help a lot of people without complaint.
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, December 3, 2010 3:49 AM
    Sunday, November 21, 2010 5:51 PM
  • On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 17:29:40 +0000, Paradoc wrote:
     
     
    > I just rev=cieved a (.reg) file from a Mr Andre Ziegler and am new to this forum and type of solution-Can his .reg file be trusted for me to use as a fix as he described?
    >
    > -(Just wanted to be sure he works for-and/or is affiliated with Microsoft)-I hope I don't offend him, he's got a few of those "medals" near his name,  I forgot what he's listed as.
     
     
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    Several points:
     
    1. Andre Ziegler does not work for and is not affiliated with
    Microsoft.
     
    2. He posts lost of helpful information in these forums, and I would
    say he's very trustworthy.
     
    3. There is never any way to be absolutely sure that a file you think
    you got from someone in a forum actually came from that person. The
    risk may be small, but there is always *some* risk that it was sent to
    you by someone else whose purpose is to cause you problems.
     
    4. Even if the purpose was not to cause you problems, and even if were
    sent by Andre Ziegler himself, there is never a guarantee that it is
    harmless. Ziegler is a good technician, but that doesn't mean he never
    makes a mistake; we all make mistakes sometimes. I say this not to
    talk you out of using it, but to make you aware that there is always
    *some* risk.
     
    5. A .reg file can be easily looked at to see what it does. If you
    have a friend who has the skills to read and understand such files, it
    would be prudent to have him look at it and verify that it's not
    dangerous.
     

    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, December 3, 2010 3:49 AM
    Monday, November 22, 2010 6:48 PM

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  • I believe he can be trusted. He seems to help a lot of people without complaint.
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, December 3, 2010 3:49 AM
    Sunday, November 21, 2010 5:51 PM
  • On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 17:29:40 +0000, Paradoc wrote:
     
     
    > I just rev=cieved a (.reg) file from a Mr Andre Ziegler and am new to this forum and type of solution-Can his .reg file be trusted for me to use as a fix as he described?
    >
    > -(Just wanted to be sure he works for-and/or is affiliated with Microsoft)-I hope I don't offend him, he's got a few of those "medals" near his name,  I forgot what he's listed as.
     
     
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
    Several points:
     
    1. Andre Ziegler does not work for and is not affiliated with
    Microsoft.
     
    2. He posts lost of helpful information in these forums, and I would
    say he's very trustworthy.
     
    3. There is never any way to be absolutely sure that a file you think
    you got from someone in a forum actually came from that person. The
    risk may be small, but there is always *some* risk that it was sent to
    you by someone else whose purpose is to cause you problems.
     
    4. Even if the purpose was not to cause you problems, and even if were
    sent by Andre Ziegler himself, there is never a guarantee that it is
    harmless. Ziegler is a good technician, but that doesn't mean he never
    makes a mistake; we all make mistakes sometimes. I say this not to
    talk you out of using it, but to make you aware that there is always
    *some* risk.
     
    5. A .reg file can be easily looked at to see what it does. If you
    have a friend who has the skills to read and understand such files, it
    would be prudent to have him look at it and verify that it's not
    dangerous.
     

    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, December 3, 2010 3:49 AM
    Monday, November 22, 2010 6:48 PM
  • Thank you, Ken....I appreciate your reply.

    Paradoc

    Monday, November 22, 2010 8:47 PM
  • On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 20:47:11 +0000, Paradoc wrote:
     
     
    > Thank you, Ken....I appreciate your reply.
     
     
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    You're welcome. Glad to help.
     
     

    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:55 PM
  • Hi,

    I'm not working for Microsoft.

    The files are trusted. Open them with notepad and look what they change. The only change some settings for the Windows Error Reporting service.

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:09 PM