Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Registry

29 Dec 2011   #1
Lobo1943

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Registry

Hello Anyone:

I was wondering if there is a free sight where I can check and clean my registery? I really don;t want to have to by special software.

Lobo1943


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Dec 2011   #2
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Pretty much everyone will tell you that, unless you really know what you're doing, don't mess with the registry. Unless you manually messed something up, there is never a reason to touch it. Even then, there's other ways to fix a pc.
There's too much of a chance of breaking something in the registry for no reason.
Whatever you do, dont EVER download a registry tweaker,optimizer, or anything like that. They dont do anything good,and may do more damage than anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #3
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I know I'm not answering your question, but may I recommend you not do this? Win7 is quite optimized as it is, and registry cleaners more often than not don't know enough about your system to refrain from deleting something you need. It isn't windows xp anymore. Don't think that a 3rd party software "knows best". This is dramatically increasing risk of losing data and any gain in speed from this is slight to negligible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Dec 2011   #4
Lobo1943

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the advise.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

And would you really want a website to be able to interact with your registry?!
Could totally foobar your machine instantly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2011   #6
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

If anything use CCleaner, but only if you know what your doing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2011   #7
Lobo1943

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, I have CCleaner and I will use it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2011   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Make sure you use the option to backup anything CCleaner deletes if you really must use it and don't delete anything you don't know what it does. CCleaner is relatively harmless but don't fully trust its suggestions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2011   #9
Lobo1943

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you, I almost always bak up when I use CCleaner.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Registry




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can you copy a WinXP Pro registry entry into Win 7 registry
Hello, Background: 1. I have a program I use always, I have the install disks and can install it on Win 7 Pro x64. It is a 32 bit program. However, this program had a critical patch issued as a download way back when and this patch cannot be installed on the 7 system, because the installer is...
General Discussion
Cannot delete certain Registry Key; Cannot change Owner of Registry Ke
In order to get rid of the *.zip folder view in WinExplorer on a64bit WIn7 system I tried to delete (according to some tutorials) the Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31} Unfortuantely this is NOT possible immediately....
General Discussion
Registry: can't control Desktop Background Slideshow in registry?
Just a rough test: 1. No slideshow on desktop; 2. Backup the registry file; 3. Turn on the slideshow (Desktop - Personalize - Desktop Background - Select All - Save Changes); 4. Run the backup registry file; The desktop starts with the original picture (the desktop wallpaper picture...
Customization
Registry problem after windows update and registry optimization tool
Hello sevenforum, I've already spend some time on this forum today but I can't find the solution to a particular registry problem I'm having. While windows was uploading some updates yesterday, I cleaned my registry using Iolo's system mechanic tool and that's where the problems started. (I...
Backup and Restore
Driver Sweeper can't delete all registry files in registry editor
http://i2.aijaa.com/b/00227/9175142.png So this is the situation: I've unistalled Amd Driver from Device Manager, Unistalled Catalyst software and ran Driver Sweeper. There is only 3 registeries that the Driver Sweeper CAN'T delete and these are under SYSTEM\ folder. I've tried to change user...
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App