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Windows 7: Free Registry Cleaner?

22 Nov 2009   #21

Windows 7

Vote for CCleaner

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22 Nov 2009   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Funny how I never had problems with registery cleaning... sometimes you need it when you need to re-install an app that failed...

CCleaner FTW. Never had a problem.
Just review what it has found though
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22 Nov 2009   #23

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Funny how I never had problems with registery cleaning... sometimes you need it when you need to re-install an app that failed...

CCleaner FTW. Never had a problem.
Just review what it has found though

There are exceptions always.
We have to be careful with generic advice.
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23 Nov 2009   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)

Glary Utilities is also a good choice. I used it one time when I uninstalled a software and it left some nasty things that made my registry all screwed up. CCleaner is also a great choice but be warned, CCleaner needs you to do some exceptions...
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23 Nov 2009   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Dark Nova,

I have an explorer window appearing when I boot up and have tried all sorts to stop it with no luck. Someone said to try a registry cleaner, but having dabbled in the past I find they all appear as free, then hit you with a charge. And they seem to mess with the computer.

perhaps u can try editing the registry first to see if u can solve the prob urself

run regedit as admin
in the right hand pane modify the value of USERINIT, it should be somet like C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe, if there's a comma at the end of that delete everything after it. then do a full/comprehensive virus scan and also download urself a copy of and full scan with that.

NB: for a free registry editor i'll second crap
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23 Nov 2009   #26

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all

NEVER EVER use products like this - even if the provenance they come from is good.

If you need to clean your registry there is only ONE proper solution.


This is why before installing ANY software - IMAGE your current system first - so if the software is no good or doesn't work properly just restore the system to the state it was in before you installed the app. Should only take around 10 - 15 mins to image an average Windows partition.

It's also a good idea to separate OS from data so if you do have to re-install the OS and format the partition you don't have to re-load all your data from a backup.

With a lot of "Drive by" type infections going around - I'd certainly NEVER use an online website to do anything with the registry.

(Another good testing mechanism is to try installing in a Virtual Machine before installing on your Real working OS - if it doesn't work just scrub the VM).

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24 Nov 2009   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Free Registry Cleaner?

WARNING! STAY AWAY FROM GLARY UTILITIES! It screwed up one of my laptops, and had to reinstall both OS's (Win 2K Pro/XP Pro. It has a "memory defragger", and it messed Win 2K up, forcing 2 reinstalls. This program is at best, garbage. At worst, complete reinstall of your OS. Don't risk it. If you are having problems, seek assistance from the forum, the maker of your PC, or a skilled friend. And if you read the EULA carefully, the program is spyware. ALWAYS READ the EULA of any program very carefully.
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25 Nov 2009   #28
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64

Ditto jimbo.

Did anyone mention Revo's uninstaller? Didn't see it. It's free and it gets rid of just about every speck of crap a program dumps on your system. Sometimes I'll have to manually trash of a few harmless files after Revo, but I've never had to dig into the registry because Revo pulls that junk out and it does a superb job and doesn't screw your computer as a result. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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25 Nov 2009   #29

Windows 7 premium

I use Auslogics registry cleaner on Windows 7. It's free and it automatically backs up your previous alterations. It works fine !
I also use accasionally use CCleaner to fix registry errors.
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25 Nov 2009   #30

Windows 7

EWell I am going with the anti-registry cleaner lobby.

None for me.

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