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Windows 7: What is the best Free registry cleaner?


06 Jun 2011   #1

 
What is the best Free registry cleaner?

I am having trouble with my computer & I think the registery needs to be cleaned.

I used to use "Regitry Cleaner" from MS, but can't find it.

Where can I download a good Registry Cleaner that is free.

I tried some "Free" & when they ended they told me I had 330 errors but wanted $29.99 to correct them.

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06 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
The best advice is that you should not use them and they are not needed with Seven.
If you insist the best would be Ccleaner, since it is benign.
The best way to restore the resgistry is with System Restore.
That free one was a gimmick to get you to buy. You may have errors but disregard what they told you.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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06 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Tullynally,

Richard is quite right when he states that registry cleaners are not needed or should be used with Windows 7. However, CCleaner is one that is recommended by many people here for its comprehensivity and ease of use. Even so, you should take precautions and make a backup of the registry before making any changes to it. That way, if you do run into problems, you can restore the registry to its original state.

You also say that you are having trouble with your system, and that you believe it to be something to do with your registry. What issues are you having with it? They may, or may not, be something to do with the registry.
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06 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Most registry cleaners advertised in popups are sales scams (as you found) with no genius behind them which will mess up your Windows 7.

Use CCleaner Disk and Registry tabs folllowed by a good defragger like free Puran boot-time defrag, with Intelligent Optimizer enabled on the Additional Operations tab.

To monitor your logs and use other performance resources in Windows 7, try these troubleshooting steps
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06 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

I really like ccleaner it has never messed up any of my systems. But def make a backup of reg.
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06 Jun 2011   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tullynally View Post
I am having trouble with my computer & I think the registery needs to be cleaned.

I used to use "Regitry Cleaner" from MS, but can't find it.

Where can I download a good Registry Cleaner that is free.

I tried some "Free" & when they ended they told me I had 330 errors but wanted $29.99 to correct them.

If you ever think your Registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured, tweaked, fixed, or optimized (it doesn't), read
AumHa Forums • View topic - AUMHA Discussion: Should I Use a Registry Cleaner?
and draw your own conclusions.

In other words, injudicious use of "Registry cleaners" may indeed cause problems.

If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you would probably be better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.

Should you decide to use one recommended above make sure you have a current System Restore point created plus a full System Back Up just in case.....
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06 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I like ccleaner also. Used it extensively without issues.

However;

My main use of it is cleaning up temp files and removing annoying programs from startup, plus the occasional removal of a program since it opens quicker than Control Panel.
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06 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
The best advice is that you should not use them and they are not needed with Seven.
If you insist the best would be Ccleaner, since it is benign.
The best way to restore the resgistry is with System Restore.
That free one was a gimmick to get you to buy. You may have errors but disregard what they told you.
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
+=1 None. You will not gain any benefit but will be taking a risk - for nothing.
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