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Nikon Regsweeper released + ViewNX 2 64 bit?

Two days ago Nikon released a new free software called Regsweeper which will remove all registry entries after uninstalling Nikon software from your Windows based computer:

What is Regsweeper?
After uninstalling a Nikon software application from Microsoft Windows some associated files remain on the operating system. Running Regsweeper will completely uninstall all files installed by the Nikon software including the registry keys.

Why use Regsweeper?
In some rare cases when trying to re-install Nikon software some problems may occur. Running Regsweeper to ensure the system is completely clean of all previously installed files for that application will ensure there are no issues. User deletion of the registry files is not recommended as it may cause further problems, Regsweeper automatically removes these files cleanly.

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Supported software: Camera Control Pro, Camera Control Pro 2, Capture NX 2, Nikon Transfer, Nikon Scan 4, ViewNX, ViewNX 2 32 bit, ViewNX 2 64 bit.

64 bit ViewNX 2? This must be a typo or Nikon will soon release a 64 bit version of their editing software. According to the ViewNX 2 specifications page, currently there is only a 32 bit version:

If you use 64-bit version Windows 7 or 64-bit version Windows Vista, operation takes place under 32-bit compatibility environment.

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  • Jeremy

    Well at least it doesn’t remove the files dirtily.

  • Petter Salvesen

    Next up: Nikon Regsweeper-sweeper. For those registry entries left behind after uninstalling Regsweeper.

    and Regsweeper-sweeper-sweeper, and Regsweeper-sweeper-sweeper-sweeper.. and….

    • Yhannoby

      LoL

    • plug

      Big files have little files upon their backs to byte ‘em, and little files have littler files and so ad infinitum.

  • kaze kaze

    ViewNX2 is always 32bits, been using it in compatable mode in win7.

  • http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com Ron Scubadiver

    Does that mean Windoze finally gets a 64-bit Nikon codec?

    Sometimes I think Nikon should give up on CNX2 and concentrate on making View NX useful. Adding the crop tool was a big step. Now View NX needs spot removal.

  • PAG

    Since it’s generally recognized that nobody can convert an NEF file better than Nikon (no shock), I’d like to see them create plug-ins for Aperture and Lightroom. I’d be willing to something pay for that.

    • Bigus Dickus

      Capture One is better then NX2. Of course matter of taste, but it have nicer exposure correction, vignetting, color reproduction, highlight recovery, noise reduction, etc.

    • http://micahmedia.com/ Micah

      Generally recognized? By who?! Adobe’s engine has always beat Nikon’s software for speed and the current raw engine in ACR and LR absolutely ROMPS Nikon’s software for color accuracy, detail rendition, and noise reduction.

      Who says otherwise?

      And pics or it didn’t happen…

      • http://christophmalin.COM Christoph Malin

        but sure not on Lens corrections.

  • lox

    So Nikon overcame the impacts from the tsunami, and the first things they do are digging into the compact camera market (be it with interchangeable lens or not) and work on a 64 bit version of their free image viewer? I ain’t gonna buy Nikon shares, that’s for sure…

    As a paying customer, I’ve been waiting for a fast, reliable version of Capture NX. I’ve installed each and every update, and that piece of software turned crappier and slower every time (including lost data and worsened handling). I was hoping to see CNX close the gap on Lightroom, but contrary it closed the gap on ACDSee (probably not even that), what a practical joke.

    • Global

      This is done by a separate Department than lensing and manufacture design. Get real. Accept the result or offer a thoughtful suggestion.

  • The invisible man

    Can’t wait to spend the money you saved for your D800 ?
    Here is a D40x at $500.000 !

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-D40x-10-2-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-Black-/320708585753?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item4aabb8a919

    (And I thought I was the most crazy guy on earth)
    :)

    • dave

      For half a mil, I’d have included the 55-200mm. Seems a rip-off w/out it.

      • cirtap

        and this idiot trying to sell a AT the most a 200 dollar camera for $500.000.00 dollars is not only not firing on all thrusters…or is stealing too much medication out his mom’s purse(while she aint looking)…AND you wonder why the rest of the world truly hates the United States.

        AND…which it will not happen..but..in case it does…I want to meet the dumb,lame, fool who actually falls for this stunt.

    • zoetmb

      Guess you missed the part where he wrote this:
      BEFORE THE DESRIPTION OF THE ITEM IS LISTED I WANTED TO TELL YOU WHY I PUT THE PRICE OF THE CAMERA SO HIGH. i KNOW THAT THERE IS SO MANY MILLIONAIRES AND EVEN BILLIONAIRES OUT THERE WHO REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEIR MONEY SOMETIMES (a LITTLE JOKE) WELL I HAVE A SOLUTION TO THAT GIVE ME JUST HALF A MILLION THATS ALL I NEED. THE REAL REASON FOR THIS PRICE IS IM GOING THROUGH SCHOOL NOW AND I DONT HAVE MUCH MONEY TO SPEND BUT I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO BUY MY PARENTS A HOUSE OUTSIDE THE CITY SO WE CAN MOVE OUT OF THIS VIOLENT CITY. EITHER SOMEONE IS KILLED OR ROBBED EVERYDAY HERE. SO ALL IM ASKING FOR IS A LITTLE HELP FROM ONE OF YOU MILLIONAIRES TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. THANK YOU FOR READING AND HOPEFULLY SOMEONE MAKES THIS WISH COME TRUE. IF PURCHASED BY YOU I WILL PERSONALY DELIVER THE CAMERA MYSELF AND THANK YOU IN PERSON.

      Judging by his writing, he’s not learning much in school. And for someone with no money, even if the camera doesn’t sell (which it obviously won’t), he still has to pay his eBay fees (right?), so he just wasted some.

      • alvix

        ..yes..but shipping is cheap at least…maybe…

      • cirtap

        I read that junk….before I wrote my deal….and I still stand behind what I said…He needs medication..or he steals medication out his mom’s purse…His account should be terminated on Ebay…for that junk alone.

        • dave

          I read that stuff before I posted, too. The guy is looking for a handout. He’s just found a way to reach more than just the people in front of him. And ebay will let him do it, because if he gets it, they don’t want to miss their cut of $500,000. Whether his situation is real or fictional, the point is, we are talking about it, and that only increases his chances of having someone giving him something for nothing. Bad publicity is better than no publicity, and you were the first here to fall for it. If you don’t agree with it, don’t call attention to it. If you just want to talk about it, I’d say you were successful.

          People are still giving free stuff to the Octo-mom.

        • dave

          ok, invisible man was the first to draw attention to it, but I never see him.

          I stand by my statement that for half a mil, he really should include the 55-200mm

  • Dweeb

    Nice to see them working on 5 year old software problems.

  • http://www.pbase.com/hflphotos Harry Lavo

    Well, golly gee whiz….we’ve finally figured out how to do something that every other piece of software seems able to do in one simple uninstall….although it takes us two separate uninstalls.

    Nikon….give your software knowledge to programmers who actually know how to build software….and then let them create. This is rediculous.

    • Darkness

      Makes you wonder why they bother, no pleasing some people…LOL

    • dave

      Are you sure about that? I wish a lot of software providers would provide a registry sweeper. And no, most software does not provide this as part of the uninstall, they just get it for free through the MS install/uninstall facility. Which does a good job for the most part so long as you don’t update your software or add plugins, or create or change directories or files or registry keys after the install is complete (although I’m not sure how much they’ve improved it in Vista and Win 7).

  • Dan

    Would you really trust one of the worst software makers to get this new utility done right? Why not use an uninstall utility from a company that specializes in that job and that can be used for uninstalling other software as well?

  • dave

    While View NX2 is not a 64-bit application, it is possible that Nikon does have a slightly different installation for 64-bit systems for compatibility. Thus some of the files in a 64-bit installation are differently named than some of the files in a 32-bit installation. Or perhaps there are differences in where some of the registry keys go. Or perhaps it is a typo. Or the guy writing the description didn’t know there wasn’t a 64-bit version of View NX2.

  • A Regula Readah

    Just to add my voice to the chorus of those justifiably frustrated with Nikon over their terrible software: Added a new W7 lappy – wanted to copy my iptc presets over so I would not have to re-enter them or my meta tags… spent 4 hours searching the desktop HD, registry and Google… finally discovered them in the registry and there is no stinking export or save option in View NX2! Brilliant Nikon! Thanks for missing that basic functionality. Glad I’ve been a pro customer for over 20 years. Grrrrrr.

  • Chuck

    ADMIN!!
    I am getting a malware warning visiting the nikonrumors.com page saying this site contains elements from photixx.com or something of the sort and that I shouldn’t come here.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      I removed the link to phottix.com, it should be all good now

  • PJS

    RegSweeper has been around since the first version of Capture. I’ve got disks with versions dated 12/22/2003. Hardly “new free software”….

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      I never heard of Regsweep before. The article’s publish date was June 6th, 2011.

      • PJS

        Check the installation disks for Capture 4.0 – in the “utility” section you’ll find RegSweeper, dated 12/22/2004. Here’s the README file from Capture Version 4.1 (be sure to note the date at the end)
        :
        “About the Nikon Capture 4 Registry Delete Utility, “RegSweeper.exe”

        This program allows you to delete the registry keys that were not deleted when Nikon Capture 4 was uninstalled. Only the registry keys that have been created by Nikon Capture 4 will be deleted.

        [Precautions When Using This Program]
        Do not make any change to “RemKeyList.txt” and “RemKeyList2.txt” in the Nikon Capture 4\EN\Utilities folder in the CD-ROM. If you do, “RegSweeper.exe” will not operate correctly.

        [Before Launching]
        Before launching this program, uninstall Nikon Capture 4 and close any open programs.

        [How to Launch]
        Follow the procedure below to launch the program.
        1. Copy the Nikon Capture 4\EN\Utilities folder from the CD-ROM to your hard disk.
        2. Open the Utilities folder that has been copied to your hard disk and run RegSweeper.exe.
        3. The “When using this application…” dialog box will appear. Make sure that Nikon Capture 4 has been uninstalled and that there are no other open programs. Click “Yes” to continue, or click “No” to quit.
        4. When you click “Yes” in the above dialog box, the “Some of the registry keys are shared by other Nikon products…” dialog box will appear. If you use other Nikon programs such as Nikon Capture, click “Yes”. If you do not use any, click “No”.
        5. The registry keys created by Nikon Capture 4 will be deleted.

        April.3.2002

  • Anonymus Maximus

    When will we finally be able to get a 64bit codec?

    Win 7 is now the third generation of 64bit OS!

    • http://micahmedia.com/ Micah

      As soon as they start shipping the hybrid conversion kit for your Yugo.

  • zentao

    Once I red that Nikon company was a very good company manufacturing lenses and cameras but a varey bad sofware company. They have already launched more crap for our computers. I thought that Nikonrumours was an independent web site, now I have doubts.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      You have doubts? Why?

      • The invisible man

        Nikon Rumors is sponsored by Testyourlenses.com (Sorry Peter I can’t help it)
        :)

      • zentao

        Because It doesn´only t seem to be a new from new product but publicity as well.

  • C_QQ_C

    MMM Nikon does not write one letter of code for Windows / Mac , they all leave it to Nik software to do that for them……

  • http://www.lightshootedit.com Scott E. Detweiler

    Considering the quality of the Nikon software, I am not going anywhere near a registry cleaner created by Nikon. They make a great camera and should focus on what they do best.

  • http://www.nikhilshahi.com Nikhil

    I don’t get why people think Capture NX2 is so bad. Yes it’s a bit slow, but it offers great features. I have been using it for the past two years and I would take NX2 over Photoshop, Lightroom or any other piece of software for its flexibility. My PP output has improved dramatically since I understood how to use NX2.

    I for one can’t wait for Capture NX3 to be released. That coupled with Nik plug-ins like Silver FX pro will be heaven!!!

    • http://christophmalin.COM Christoph Malin

      totally agree. a 64-Bit Version however is highly recommended for Win and Mac.

  • Geoff

    Oh hell, nobody else said it so I will. .. ;- >

    They are offering this because the new Nikon D800 or D900 or Dstealth will need new software and you will need to completely remove the old version of Capture NX in order to install the replacement one that addresses the new camera(s).

  • CFH

    Does it remove ALL traces of the program, including the file checking on length of use of trial versions? Doubtful.

  • dave

    On the Nikon website for the latest version of View NX 2 is this footnote:

    “(1) Both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista & Windows 7 are supported, however the software operates as a 32-bit version under a 64-bit environment.”

    So it would seem that there may be some reason the Nikon differentiated 32 bit and 64 bit. They are describing the “bitness” of the OS where View NX is installed.

    Source: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17278

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