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Windows 7: Registry clean or defrag?

13 Oct 2010   #11
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

CCleaner is all I use.

ken


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13 Oct 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

Use the free Auslogics Disk and Reg defraggers found by Googling.

They have an optimization program which you pay for that includes the defraggers but it is not necessary to tweak Win7 even with tools from an esteemed tech company.
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14 Oct 2010   #13
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
CCleaner is all I use.

ken
CCleaner isn't a registry defragger, though. It's just a cleaner.

I have tried downloading auslogics registry defrag and I only had a 30 day trial. It was just the defrag too! Not optimizer.
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14 Oct 2010   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I haven't ever seen a post online which gave any credibility to reg defraggers, but if someone has one, post a link.
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14 Oct 2010   #15
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Okay, so a defragger basically removes gaps between files, which ultimately speeds up file locating and speeds up your computer (this is what I understand, correct me if I'm wrong). If this is beneficial for the disk drive, why wouldn't it be beneficial for the registry?

GO!

PS This is a question. I'm not making a smart remark.
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14 Oct 2010   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The problem is, the registry itself wouldn't need to be defragmented, just the filedata that it is stored in...which a normal defragger would handle, such as the built-in one. I have seen countless links suggesting the registry itself can't or doesn't get fragmented.
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14 Oct 2010   #17
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
The problem is, the registry itself wouldn't need to be defragmented, just the filedata that it is stored in...which a normal defragger would handle, such as the built-in one. I have seen countless links suggesting the registry itself can't or doesn't get fragmented.
If it doesn't do anything, then what does a registry defragger do? I can understand paid programs who make money from false perceptions from consumers, but what about the free programs such as free registry defrag and auslogics registry defrag? What do they gain from these programs? As far as I know, these two do not advertise for anything but their products (which are usually free as well).
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14 Oct 2010   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shortmantuff View Post
If it doesn't do anything, then what does a registry defragger do?
That's the point of my question above, and why I asked for links. For years I've seen these programs listed, but not once I have seen a review or a test to show any purpose or reasoning behind them.
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14 Oct 2010   #19
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shortmantuff View Post
If it doesn't do anything, then what does a registry defragger do?
That's the point of my question above, and why I asked for links. For years I've seen these programs listed, but not once I have seen a review or a test to show any purpose or reasoning behind them.
They give you the illusion that your doing something to speed up you computer, but at best they may shave off a few microseconds, and at worst can crash your system.

Ken
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14 Oct 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shortmantuff View Post
If it doesn't do anything, then what does a registry defragger do?
That's the point of my question above, and why I asked for links. For years I've seen these programs listed, but not once I have seen a review or a test to show any purpose or reasoning behind them.
They give you the illusion that your doing something to speed up you computer, but at best they may shave off a few microseconds, and at worst can crash your system.

Ken
+1 Well said.
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