It wasnt my intent to pick on the poster, but i would rather we be safe than sorry. The original poster mentioned the registry, but that could as easily have been cause someone told him it might be there. True, he didnt say he had checked the area mentioned, but logic would have dictated to me thats the firstplace i would have checked, so it added to a degree of doubt. I also didnt intend "random stuffs" to be insulting, "stuffs" is my all inclusive descriptive word, but you're right, i can see how it could be misinterpreted and i should have phrased it better. My apologies to the poster if i offended them
Yes, we can go to an extreme with our warnings and cautions, but i would rather take a little more time and add them. Honestly, i think the number of ppl who "get" the registry and the repurcussions of mucking about in there are still in the minority. IMO, i would rather waste my time telling someone something they already knew, than assume they did and have them end up more confused. Experience has shown me that far more ppl seeking help arent experienced in "rudimentary windows skills, precautionary backups, virus protection and safe surfing" than the opposite.
codemastr: As for suggesting a back up, thats just a thingie (another of my fav all inclusive terms) i have since someone got into trouble cause i didnt tell them, and i always kick myself when i forget to tell someone and just assumed they knew they should. And while i'm not going to yell at Khaled and Tjerk any more than my intent was to "yell at" the poster, i would personally be more comfy if the warning included making a backup.