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Deleteing an expired security certificate

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jack B. Pollack, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Jack B. Pollack

    Jack B. Pollack Flightless Bird

    I have an expired security certificate. I have created a new one using
    selfcert.exe and installed it. On my laptop I was able to delete the expired
    certificate from IE \ Internet Content\ Certificates on my desktop only the
    new certificate shows in IE.

    I know the expired certificate is not hurting anything, but I would like to
    delete it anyway (and why is not showing under "All Certificates"?)

    I also looked in the registry under
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates and
    that key is totally empty.

    Thanks
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Jack B. Pollack wrote:

    > I have an expired security certificate. I have created a new one using
    > selfcert.exe and installed it. On my laptop I was able to delete the expired
    > certificate from IE \ Internet Content\ Certificates on my desktop only the
    > new certificate shows in IE.
    >
    > I know the expired certificate is not hurting anything, but I would like to
    > delete it anyway (and why is not showing under "All Certificates"?)
    >
    > I also looked in the registry under
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates and
    > that key is totally empty.
    >
    > Thanks


    Run the certificate manager:

    certs.msc

    Is the old expired self-cert listed under the Personal -> Certs node? I'm
    only assuming that is where it might be in the cert store since you never
    mentioned HOW the old cert was generated or where you got it from or even
    what it is used for.
     
  3. Jack B. Pollack

    Jack B. Pollack Flightless Bird

    "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    news:hiek63$48g$1@news.albasani.net...
    > Jack B. Pollack wrote:
    >
    >> I have an expired security certificate. I have created a new one using
    >> selfcert.exe and installed it. On my laptop I was able to delete the
    >> expired
    >> certificate from IE \ Internet Content\ Certificates on my desktop only
    >> the
    >> new certificate shows in IE.
    >>
    >> I know the expired certificate is not hurting anything, but I would like
    >> to
    >> delete it anyway (and why is not showing under "All Certificates"?)
    >>
    >> I also looked in the registry under
    >> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates
    >> and
    >> that key is totally empty.
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > Run the certificate manager:
    >
    > certs.msc
    >
    > Is the old expired self-cert listed under the Personal -> Certs node? I'm
    > only assuming that is where it might be in the cert store since you never
    > mentioned HOW the old cert was generated or where you got it from or even
    > what it is used for.


    Thank you . I found it.
     

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