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Windows 7: Safe to use multiple windows tweaking tools ?

06 Aug 2010   #1
sportflyer

Vista 32bit
 
 
Safe to use multiple windows tweaking tools ?

Is it safe to use several windows tweaking tools? I mean something like Advanced System Care, Tweaknow 2010 and CCleaner? I ask because each program seems to find things the other programs do not. I am afraid that if I use Advanced System Care followed by Tweaknow for example , how do I restore if something goes wrong? Should I just stick with one ? Thanks


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06 Aug 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Personally, I would just stick with CCleaner... Too often, tweaking tools cause more problems than they resolve..
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06 Aug 2010   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Personally, I would just stick with CCleaner... Too often, tweaking tools cause more problems than they resolve..
+1. It may not even be safe to use one tweaking tool, nevermind several.

It's better to go to a site with tips that explains what each service or registry tweak does and what happens if you use/disable it. If you make changes one at a time it's a lot easier to figure out which one broke something. If you change 50 things in one shot, it's a gamble. I hope you have a backup image before taking the plunge. At least backup your registry with ERUNT freebie.

ERUNT and NTREGOPT
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06 Aug 2010   #4
sportflyer

Vista 32bit
 
 

I have had no problems with Advanced System Care nor CCleaner.I have used them both for more than six months already . I use Advance System Care first because that Program has a restore function for registry cleaning. I have not tried Tweaknow 2010 yet. I am afraid to run one after another.
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07 Aug 2010   #5
AussieGuy92

 
 

i would stay away for Advanced system care it crashed my system and almost destroyed all my data.
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07 Aug 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

this is by far a good thing to have and use>> sysinternals suite
Sysinternals Suite
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07 Aug 2010   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
i would stay away for Advanced system care it crashed my system and almost destroyed all my data.
sportflyer and stillfreefilms illustrate my "lemon theory" of user experience. If you bought a Pinto and never had a problem, you don't see what the fuss is about. If your gas tank exploded.... well, it's a sadder story.
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07 Aug 2010   #8
AussieGuy92

 
 

its not just me google it
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07 Aug 2010   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I have always thought it best to find a specific tool to correct a known problem rather than run tweaking tools to look for a problem I may or may not have.

Windows 7 does an excellent job of setting itself up to make the best of your particular system out of the box.

I do use CCleaner for tidying up after un-installs and other major changes but only for those that I know exactly what needs to be done

Systems I work with often need to be available 24/7 when I may not be around to fix them straight away. I've found that the systems that are not tweaked beyond what has to be done tend to operate much more reliably
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08 Aug 2010   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
its not just me google it
Don't get me wrong. I wasn't criticizing you. I'm only saying that a product is "good" or "bad" to someone depending on their experience. Even if the objective data showed a high percentage of a model car, or anything else, was a "lemon," if someone had good luck with it, they liked it.

Even though Paragon Drive Backup hosed my Vista MBR I thought it was great as long as I stayed away from the back up capsule gimmick. Until it would not recognize my raid controller on a new machine. I had to move to Macrium. Now I don't remember why I was so enthusiastic about Paragon before!
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