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Windows 7: Free Registry Cleaner?


20 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Free Registry Cleaner?

Anyone reccomend a free registry cleaner?.

One that works and doesn't mess with your computer.

Johnston


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20 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Hello Johnston, welcome to SevenForums.

I couldn't really recommend a specific Registry Cleaner as I do not use them. They seem to cause more trouble then good for me.

May I ask why you need one? They do not really help 'that much' unless you are trying to fix an issue thats registry related.
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20 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Simply do a Google search, you'll find hundreds, but make sure they;re Windows 7 compatible.

I personally cannot recommend any registry cleaner unless it says it's compatible with Windows7.

If been using Registry Mechanic and have had no problems at all, but you have to purchase it.

The registry is a dangerous place to mess around with, do I;d look up some reviews also,

BTW.........reghakr=registry hacker.
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20 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

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.
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20 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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.
Interesting issue. I don't think a registry cleaner would fix that, but thats my opinion, have no facts to back it up.
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20 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Anyone reccomend a free registry cleaner?.

One that works and doesn't mess with your computer.

Johnston
CCleaner.

Never had a problem with it.

Here:

CCleaner - Home
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20 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Is it free cheerio?
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20 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Is it free cheerio?
Yup.

Been using it for years now.
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20 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

CCleaner is an excellent program

to see why the window is popping up, go to Start > Run, and type msconfig. Uncheck all entries except for your anti virus software, spyware detector, and personal firewall if you have one,'

Now restart

BTW, have you done a complete virus scan?
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20 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

A safe alternative would be to download Windows Live Safety Scanner (it is free) and run it. It will show all registry errors (usually uninstalled programs and Active X controls). It also scans for viruses. It is safe. But in order to use it to it's fullest, choose complete scan. It will take awhile, but will be worth it. You can even use your PC or laptop while scanning. As for all these other "free" or even paid registry cleaners, it is best to avoid them. Some of them will show hundreds of problems to repair just to get your money. A lot of these programs are garbage, and may place spyware or adware on your system. The choice that I gave you at first is your best option, and it also creates a restore point. I run it on a monthly basis and have had no problems.
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