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Windows 7: Is registry cleaning needed for a stable PC?

07 Jul 2012   #11
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It completely removes a program while add/remove dosent seem to do it well


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07 Jul 2012   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have used Revo for years and it has never failed. Remember you get to pick and choose by ticking in Revo. Be careful, if you tick the wrong thing you might end up with a door stop. Also when using Revo you are only working with one program you are removing not the entire Windows registry.
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07 Jul 2012   #13
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've used Revo for years too. No problemo.
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07 Jul 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

IMHO registry cleaners are not needed but are used because people want to.
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07 Jul 2012   #15
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
IMHO registry are not needed but are used because people want to.
Most of the people that use them believe that they will improve the computer's speed. They believed what the makers of the registry cleaners said which are all lies.
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07 Jul 2012   #16
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You should be aware that some of the registry cleaner/optimizer apps that you see advertized out there on the 'net may actually be malware delivery mechanisms.

I don't think registry cleaners have provided any significant performance improvements since the Windows 95/98/Me days, where the registry was handled and structured differently, and I don't think it used indexing. With XP and later you've also got much better memory management. Even the pre-XP original NT line handled the registry better than 95/98/Me versions.

But I'm not sure if 95/98/Me even needed a registry cleaner if the machine didn't see a slew of app installs/uninstalls. I had one 95 machine that had quite a few apps on it that ran a full 10 years without a cleaning or OS reinstall, but it didn't see very many app uninstalls. And it always seemed to boot and run about as well as any other with similar hardware. I guess another thing that helped is the fact that it never got hit with any malware.

Although I'll use CCleaner on w7 systems you've got to wonder if deleting a few hundred or even a thousand dead/bad keys (which are either not used or ignored anyway) out of a million would allow you to measure much of a benefit. I think you would get a greater benefit just by consolidating the registry files themselves by performing a defrag.
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09 Jul 2012   #17
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
IMHO registry are not needed but are used because people want to.
Most of the people that use them believe that they will improve the computer's speed. They believed what the makers of the registry cleaners said which are all lies.
^ This
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09 Jul 2012   #18
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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IMHO registry are not needed but are used because people want to.
Most of the people that use them believe that they will improve the computer's speed. They believed what the makers of the registry cleaners said which are all lies.
^ This
This what?
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09 Jul 2012   #19
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Most of the people that use them believe that they will improve the computer's speed. They believed what the makers of the registry cleaners said which are all lies.
^ This
This what?
Thumbs up more than likely.
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09 Jul 2012   #20
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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^ This
This what?
Thumbs up more than likely.
Oh. Thanks
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