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Windows 7: Built in registry checker


23 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 
Built in registry checker

Does Windows 7 have a built in way of checking, cleaning and repairing the registry?


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23 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Does Windows 7 have a built in way of checking, cleaning and repairing the registry?
Not really. Reg cleaners can sometimes do more damage than good so MS wouldnt include one.


Ken
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23 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for getting back so quick. I agree with you. I just thought that if was built in by M/S it would do the job correctly.
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23 May 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

This is what you are looking for and the safest. However, if you are already having issues,, any reg cleaner, even this one can cause more problems, but, that's why you are running it anyway. So, use with caution always. But this is the only one I would recommend.

Windows Live OneCare Clean Up Scanner
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23 May 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

If you think you messed up the registry, SysRestore to before it happened.

This is the closest scan Windows provides: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Next would be a Repair Install

Which is the last resort before Clean Install Windows 7
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23 May 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I have seen many posts, that start off, I have a problem, since I used a reg cleaner. Just maintain your computer properly. If you are not sure how it is done, just ask. Many of the members will be very happy to give you information.
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23 May 2010   #7

 

reg cleaner isn't recommended but in case if you want to use one ,CCcleaner
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23 May 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
reg cleaner isn't recommended but in case if you want to use one ,CCcleaner
I believe there is an option to use without the reg cleaning.
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23 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

My advice for the average computer user is DO NOT using a registry cleaner. If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you are far better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.
Win 7 does not need a registry cleaner. Forget all the "wisdom" you learned about XP. Win 7 is not XP and does not manage the registry the same as XP.

Win 7 is much more efficient at managing the registry than previous Windows versions. If you are very knowledgeable of the registry, you can use Ccleaner to delete keys left over when uninstalling programs. However, these few keys will not make 1 millisecond's difference in performance. If you run Ccleaner or any other registry cleaner and do not know precisely what you are doing, you
will have problems down the road. There are no gains to be had from using a registry cleaner and the risk is great.

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23 May 2010   #10

 

Well said Carl,as long as you have the option to avoid using reg cleaner. AVOID IT!!
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