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

03 Sep 2011   #1
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Any good programs to clean registry that wont damage it?

Hey you guys I was wondering if you knew of any good programs to clean up registry from programs that i have uninstalled that wont mess up my registry, i tried using the registry cleaner of Ccleaner, but it messed up my registry before... so any ideas? or should i not mess with my registry at all?


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03 Sep 2011   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I use CCleaner, BUT I check each entry it wants to remove and if in question I don't remove it. If your are not sure then just leave the registry alone.

Jim
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03 Sep 2011   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

In short, No. Stay far away from them.


But, I do agree with Phone Man.
I'll use Ccleaners on occasion, and manually check what I know for a fact is bad.
If you go this route, never delete anything if you do not know what its for, or unsure.
It's also the only method I would consider safe to use.
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03 Sep 2011   #4
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Been using TuneUP/CCleaner for 3-4 years, deleted every entry listed, no problems so far...
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03 Sep 2011   #5
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I don't know anything about registry so i guess I'll just leave it alone. I rather not take the risk of damaging it again.
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03 Sep 2011   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Leave it alone, 30 or 40 extra keys out of the hundreds of thousands that are in there amount to a whole bunch of nothing.
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10 Sep 2011   #7
SundRance

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I like CCleaner, but you should go over the settings carefully before using it. If you value cookies, Most Recent Used, etc., make sure you turn those functions off before running the program. I've NEVER had a problem with the software and update it often.

RȘnce
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10 Sep 2011   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

+1 on CCleaner, but it's not fool proof. It's good to also back up with ERUNT and a restore point in case you have to back off the changes(along with the built in CCleaner backup.) That gives you 3 shots to fix it if it goes sour. Plus a recent image of your system is always good.
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10 Sep 2011   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Leave it alone, 30 or 40 extra keys out of the hundreds of thousands that are in there amount to a whole bunch of nothing.
+1. If you want a bit of a smoother boot use NTREGOPT. It doesn't delete anything. Just copies the registry hives to new files and deletes the old on boot. Even then a restore point made just before use is a good idea.
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19 Sep 2011   #10
AA light

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit , Window 7
 
 

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.

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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.


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