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I had my Windows 2000 laptop rebuilt to Win XP Pro Service Pack 1.  I
believe the Putty install on Windows 2000 carried over Registry
Settings (?) and is causing problems with my Win XP Pro Putty install.
How do I completely remove Putty from my system, specifically the
registry settings.



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What sort of problems?

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Re: remove Putty from windows

I ran c:>putty -clean

option such as:

PuTTY will remove its registry entries and random seed file from the
local machine (after confirming with the user).

Where is the random seed file stored? I rebooted my machine and
installed a new version and the connection problem has seemed to fix
itself.  I was getting random "connection timeout" errors and was not
allowed to connect.


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The PuTTY FAQ says:

| A.5.2 Where does PuTTY store its data?
| On Windows, PuTTY stores most of its data (saved sessions, SSH host
| keys) in the Registry. The precise location is
| HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY
| and within that area, saved sessions are stored under Sessions while
| host keys are stored under SshHostKeys.
| PuTTY also requires a random number seed file, to improve the
| unpredictability of randomly chosen data needed as part of the SSH
| cryptography. This is stored by default in a file called PUTTY.RND
| in your Windows home directory (%HOMEDRIVE%\%HOMEPATH%), or in the
| actual Windows directory (such as C:\ WINDOWS) if the home directory
| doesn't exist, for example if you're using Win95. If you want to
| change the location of the random number seed file, you can put your
| chosen pathname in the Registry, at
| HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\RandSeedFile
| On Unix, PuTTY stores all of this data in a directory ~/.putty.


I wouldn't be surprised if PuTTY's idea of where the random seed file
should live changes when you upgrade from 2000 to XP, such that
"putty -cleanup" won't actually delete it. That said, the random seed
file _should_ have no effect on the symptoms you describe.

(NB, there's a known problem where PuTTY can decide to put the random
seed file in C:\, which you might not have expected.
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That was the information I needed.

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