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Windows 7: Good Registry Tools? Is it possible?

13 May 2010   #21
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
don't screw the reg if reg dont screw you. CC cleaner so far the stable reg cleaner and it's free.
still i rarely use cc cleaner .only after uninstall some programs
For the registry, it is the best concept . Though I use revo uninstaller to deep uninstall including leftover data and reg, I run ccleaner reg cleaner once more


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13 May 2010   #22
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

[A repeat of what I've posted before...]


A guide for the average computer user for NOT using a registry cleaner follows -

1.Windows is a closed source system, developers of registry cleaners are not working on definitive information, but rather empirical knowledge. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.
2. Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable.
3. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

THEREFORE
4. If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you would probably be better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.
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13 May 2010   #23
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
[A repeat of what I've posted before...]


A guide for the average computer user for NOT using a registry cleaner follows -

1.Windows is a closed source system, developers of registry cleaners are not working on definitive information, but rather empirical knowledge. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.
2. Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable.
3. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

THEREFORE
4. If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you would probably be better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.
Some folks are still trying to apply what they learned about Win 98 and XP to Win 7.
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13 May 2010   #24
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jekeesl View Post
What a concept - you can buy a program (or use a free one) to screw up your system automatically, instead of having to do it yourself.
that hits the spot
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16 May 2010   #25
lectricfunrl

Ubuntu
 
 

reasons not to reccomend crap cleaner, yes while it does a great job from version one to current offering wipe free space, if you leave automatic updates on you're comprimising the integrity of your installed version. i've seen it choose to change features when it shouldn't after these updates. i use it, but only a copy i downloaded a long time ago that i know is stable, and i use it to search for suspicious entries more than rely on it.
uniblue seems to be doing its job, unlike glary utilities it doesn't find error everytime that i run the suite and its gold certified.
for an uninstaller, revo unisntaller pro works well to assure being rid of registry entries related to program installations, including folders and such and it lays out the entries so that you can view them before modifying them.
not sure about uniblue just yet, but i like revo and i trust my oloder copy of crap cleaner.
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16 May 2010   #26
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quite possibly the only good one...
Not a cleaner, but NTREGOPT, by the same guy who does ERUNT, copies to a new set of files, then deletes the old on boot. It doesn't go through the registry tossing stuff out.

+1 on CCleaner. I don't remember it causing any problems other than if you have copy protected stuff with hidden registry keys, you may have to hit the button "update registration" again in the program so it rewrites its encrypted data.
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18 May 2010   #27
omaris

Win xp
 
 

In my opinion-yes, they work. Many users don't recommend using registry cleaners, yes this is so.

But the advanced users use best Registry cleaners(RegCure,Registry Fix,Registry Mechanic)

I'm not sure about Mil Shield but soon I'm going to test it.
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18 May 2010   #28
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by omaris View Post
But the advanced users use best Registry cleaners(RegCure,Registry Fix,Registry Mechanic)
Hmmm....so I'm guessing since I strongly recommend that people not use registry cleaners and because I choose to not use them myself, that automatically makes me a non-advanced user. Guess I don't agree with your statements.
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18 May 2010   #29
kucing13

 

bottom line is if you dont know what you're doing with the registry,don't do it . regardles advanced or un advanced user

when you're in doubt of doing something,you better not doing it and probably use the 3rd party to do it for you.
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18 May 2010   #30
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by omaris View Post
In my opinion-yes, they work. Many users don't recommend using registry cleaners, yes this is so.

But the advanced users use best Registry cleaners(RegCure,Registry Fix,Registry Mechanic)

I'm not sure about Mil Shield but soon I'm going to test it.
Oh yes, they work and work well at deleting registry keys - IF you are very knowledgeable of the registry and know exactly what you are doing. What they do not do is to speed up the registry thus speeding up Win 7, period. The chance of screwing up your Win 7 system with a registry cleaner is great and the gains from using one are zero.

Registry cleaners did help with Win 98 and even a little with XP; but they do absolutely nothing for Win 7. You can forget the "wisdom" you have learned about the registry regarding XP and Win 98. Win 7 is totally different.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by omaris View Post
But the advanced users use best Registry cleaners(RegCure,Registry Fix,Registry Mechanic)
Hmmm....so I'm guessing since I strongly recommend that people not use registry cleaners and because I choose to not use them myself, that automatically makes me a non-advanced user. Guess I don't agree with your statements.
I am a non-advanced user too by omaris's definition. I guess I better buy another Win 7 book and study up.
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