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Windows 7: Registry optimizer


20 Dec 2011   #1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Registry optimizer

When I used Windows XP I had a utility that would back up and optimize the registry. If my memory serves me correctly, it was called ERUNT. But it doesn't seem to work on Windows 7. Does anyone one know of such a utility that will work on Windows 7? Thanks.

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20 Dec 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Frank,

For backup, I recommend this:

Registry - Backup and Restore

As far as optimisation goes, I don't believe the registry under Windows 7 requires any optimisation at all. Its better to let Windows manage that for you.

Regards,
Golden
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20 Dec 2011   #3

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Erunt

Frank1

I have Erunt loaded on this rig and it runs. Has to be run elevated. I must admit that I have never used it to restore. But it backs up and gives me a succesful message.
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20 Dec 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'm with Golden in saying the registry doesn't need to be optimized, if that is what you are looking for. Playing with the registry always runs the chance that you soon will be posting problems here: Crashes and Debugging - Windows 7 Forums

But a simple google search may help you find what you are looking for: https://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-...w=1013&bih=616

This is a software comparison between some reg cleaners: http://softwareindustryreport.com/re...y-cleaner.html
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20 Dec 2011   #5

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I think I will take the advice and not mess with the reistry as far as optimzation is concerned. As they say, "If your car ain't broke, don't fix it." Thanks for the information.
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20 Dec 2011   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
I think I will take the advice and not mess with the reistry as far as optimzation is concerned. As they say, "If your car ain't broke, don't fix it." Thanks for the information.

Well done with that decision Frank...

My mantra follows.


Current accepted wisdom with Win 7 is to NOT use a cleaner.


If you ever think your Registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured, tweaked, fixed, or optimized it shouldn't.


Note - 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.


FYI

Do I need a Registry Cleaner? | What the Tech
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20 Dec 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
I think I will take the advice and not mess with the reistry as far as optimzation is concerned. As they say, "If your car ain't broke, don't fix it." Thanks for the information.
No worries Frank
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21 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7/Linux
 
 

Quote:
When I used Windows XP I had a utility that would back up and optimize the registry. If my memory serves me correctly, it was called ERUNT
Erunt is a registry back up tool only. It will not optimise the registry and was not built to. It is simply a backup tool which allows the registry to be restored from within the recovery console if needed, and it is also very widely used and trusted in the malware removal community.

The makers of Erunt do have a tool called NTREGOPT which is a registry optimiser, but it is a tool I have never used. NTREGOPT optimise the registry by compacting the registry. It does not remove any entries, it simply compacts. It does not run like a registry cleaner does by removing 'redundant' entries.

A quote from the author >> http://larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/ntregopt.txt

Quote:
Note that the program does NOT change the contents of the registry in
any way, nor does it physically defrag the registry files on the drive
(as the PageDefrag program from SysInternals does). The optimization
done by NTREGOPT is simply compacting the registry hives to the
minimum size possible.
As regards to reg cleaners, I agree with the above 100% - Leave them alone. Dont be tempted to turn your machine into a doorstop!
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21 Dec 2011   #9

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes--Ntregopt is the utility that I was trying to think of. Do you know if there is one that will work with Windows 7?
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21 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I say leave the registry alone. I wouldn't even "compact" it (whatever that means). Keeping the registry cleaned up mattered on the old legacy kernel (Windows 1 through ME(4.9)). It doesn't matter unless your are recieving error messages on the NT kernel (Windows NT 3.1 through Windows 8).
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