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Windows 7: Any good programs to clean registry that wont damage it?

19 Sep 2011   #11
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Over at the Piriform forums there are many threads / posts regarding there being an issue with CCleaner's reg cleaner. Most, if not all of the mods are recommending unchecking the "file associations" tab in the cleaner, as there seems to be a bug that is causing some bad things to happen............ Man, if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it, or you will end up having to fix it.


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22 Sep 2011   #12
richardwilly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Yes i found WinZip registry optimizer good

These days’ people are buying registry cleaner and registry boosters or optimizers, simply because they prevent system crashes and optimize the Windows registry and enhance the PC performance.
If your PC is showing symptoms like slow performance, a long starting time, it is freezing frequently or it is crashing without any apparent reason. Then it may be having some issues with the Windows registry.
As for Window registry, it is a place on the hard drive where Windows keeps the record of information it might need in the future like the changes made to system settings, applications opened etc. It is the place where you'll find things like user profiles, information regarding the file types, hardware and software installed or deleted.

So now you may have a query as to why to have a registry cleaner, the answer is with use this windows registry gradually becomes out-of-date and gets loaded with obsolete information. This may happen because of many reasons like when an application is removed just by deleting the folder, changing drive letters or simply moving the file without updating its record in the registry.

Whatever may be the situation these incorrect records accumulate inside the registry and they corrupt it. As a result computer slows down, shows errors, system alerts and even crashes. It also becomes evident that you've got problems with your registry when your computer boots slower than before.
To prevent a situation like this where the window registry does not function properly and also to optimize i tried WinZip Registry Optimizer and it really drastically improves the overall performance of my PC.

I downloaded from latest WinZip updated version at Windows Registry Cleaner & Registry Booster | WinZip® Registry Optimizer.

Hope it might help you.
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22 Sep 2011   #13
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

be careful with that last post: the scary buzz words are 'free download' - it is not free. they charged 29.99 for it and tout it as a 69.99 value. it is also listed as a scan only version unless you pay the price to register it won't repair anything... dodgy sales practices at least.
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22 Sep 2011   #14
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You don't need to clean the registry, its all snake oil.
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22 Sep 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm just happy to let Windows 7 take care of business.
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22 Sep 2011   #16
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AA light View Post
Hello MaxPayne,

I just come across this thread and I ever messed up by registry cleaner. Maybe you might like to try freeware like Iobit unistaller instead of using add/remove program in control panel. The freeware provide powerful scan option to delete file and registry.


Usually , it rarely needs to reboot after uninstallation yet for some software , reboot might be required.

This might not help on uninstalled program as your preference yet you might consider using it for the next uninstallation.

For the software that has been uninstalled , if you provide the name of application, there might be somebody help you out. Also, some software vender may provide specific tool or method for such software uninstallation.

just one another opinion.
thanks for this helpful post, i think im gonna use iobit from now on.
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22 Sep 2011   #17
AA light

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit , Window 7
 
 

My pleasure

emm.. additionally, I just use registry cleaner in case of Physical memory dump (long time ago with XP) which seems to work at the beginning and notice some tweak performance ; however after several registry cleans it eventually ended up with clean install. Hence,my preference is backing up OS partition if i would like to try some software which i would really like to use ;otherwise, use try& decide mode in acronis for temporary use as sometimes restoring from system restore point could not be completely performed.

Regarding registry, I just do normal export for registry backup after each registry modification and after using iobit uninstaller, i have never use registry cleaner again until now.

For window 7 performance I follow this tutorial Optimize Windows 7 then let window 7 update do the job and never use tweak tool again (nonetheless,the performance is depends on individuals)

For tweak tool, (just for XP in my case), the favourite tool i tried is system mechanic but i don't use registry cleaning feature (I just try the trial yet full version features are supported on trial period)

And I always keep in mind as many seven forum gurus suggest that don't bother with registry if you don't know what it is for or unsure about.
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This might a little bit off topic as i found your similar thread, therefore would just
like to share an opinion.

Best,
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22 Sep 2011   #18
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaxPayne View Post
thanks for this helpful post, i think im gonna use iobit from now on.
... and we'll be here to help you solve the issues you could face by fiddling with the registry
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26 Sep 2011   #19
lhorwinkle

Win 7
 
 

Why do you want to clean your registry? Is it dirty? How would you know?

Q: When it comes to the registry ... what exactly what is "dirt".
A: There's none! The best registry cleaner to use is none at all. There's just no need.
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26 Sep 2011   #20
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBone View Post
Over at the Piriform forums there are many threads / posts regarding there being an issue with CCleaner's reg cleaner. Most, if not all of the mods are recommending unchecking the "file associations" tab in the cleaner, as there seems to be a bug that is causing some bad things to happen............ Man, if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it, or you will end up having to fix it.
Yeah, I just had to use ERDNT to fix up registry after being hosed by CC. It worked so well in the past I didn't make the backup file(well, I had the ERUNT save to rely on.)

Must be something introduced lately.
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