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01 Oct 2010  

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lordpuffer View Post
I'm running Win 7 64 bit. I researched and then purchased Ace Utilities, which Cnet gave 5 stars to. I used it, and also used it's Registry Cleaner. I don't notice that the cleaner did any harm.

What do you think of
Ace Utilities' Registry Cleaner,or Registry Cleaners in general for Win 7?

You will get quite a few opinions in answer to your query.....

IMO - there is no reliable way for a third party program to know whether any particular key is invalid, redundant or neither.
Some registry cleaners may not know for sure whether a key is still being used by Windows or what detrimental effects removing it may have.
This has led to examples of registry cleaners causing loss of functionality and/or system instability.

Over the years I have used five different Operating Systems on five new laptops. Thus far I have never used a registry cleaner... & don't intend to start doing so.
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