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Windows 7: Registry clean or defrag?

31 Oct 2010   #41
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Also, see my above post on proper maintenance.

Just had a quick look through, i only use the ccleaner once maybe twice a month anyway, i would expect people to use it daily as they most probably will run into trouble

good post by the way.


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31 Oct 2010   #42
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

and one last thing......... is tuneup utilities 2011 garbage?
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31 Oct 2010   #43
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As far as the registry is concerned, yes.
I too agree with Carl & Rich.


CCleaner is quite a handy tool for cleaning up all the temporary junk files, and is really all you need.

If you want to clean up the registry on occaasion, running Ccleaners Reg. Cleaner and delete only the keys you know for a 100% fact are dead keys.

If you uninstall Itunes for example, you are probably safe deleteing keys specifically related to the no longer installed itunes.
If you arent sure what the key is for, its best left alone.

Although it doesn't hurt to do this on occasion, you really aren't gaining any performance either. So in a sense a bit pointless.
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31 Oct 2010   #44
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I am not going to single out any particular piece of software, but anything that is not needed is garbage.
I use CCleaner but not the Reg portion. They are all unchecked.
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31 Oct 2010   #45
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Ok thanks
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31 Oct 2010   #46
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Carl, I could not have said it better. I hope they hear us.
Thanks, Richard.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post
I think you are more experienced than me when it comes to this, so i am going to test this theory and leave the old trusted cleaners to one side

thanks for your info.
You are welcome, Bugsy. Some of what I posted is from experience. I played a round a bit experimenting. Fortunatley, I imaged my system beforehand.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post
so the best thing to do is just to leave well alone and let win 7 do its thing?
Yes, except you can delte keys left over from software you have uninstalled. Ccleaner is good at finding these as is Revo Uninstaller.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post
and one last thing......... is tuneup utilities 2011 garbage?
As far as Win 7 is concerned, it is totally and completely unnecessary and poses a great risk.
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31 Oct 2010   #47
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I had a bad experience while trialing a registry cleaner in Win XP some years back. Uniblue something, or whatever it was called. It broke a bunch of Windows default functions forcing me to system restore the computer. Now I just delete things manually from the registry if needed.

Like recently, I found a Sun Java remnant in IE (Sun Java deployment toolkit 6.something...), it should have removed with the rest of Java, but it hadn't for some reason. I removed its .DLL and four registry entries. Pin point strike~
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31 Oct 2010   #48
gregrocker

 

I have a world-broken-record for posting this:

Have put CCleaner on hundreds of installs over ten years time representing thousands of uses without a single complaint for either its disk or registry cleaning function.

It is unfair to lump what is perhaps the single-most-respected little genius app in all of tech with the reg cleaner sales scams you see in ads.
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31 Oct 2010   #49
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Dont know about the others, I do not include ccleaner. I use it myself.
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31 Oct 2010   #50
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I have a world-broken-record for posting this:

Have put CCleaner on hundreds of installs over ten years time representing thousands of uses without a single complaint for either its disk or registry cleaning function.

It is unfair to lump what is perhaps the single-most-respected little genius app in all of tech with the reg cleaner sales scams you see in ads.
Greg, I use Ccleaner, too. I don't use the registry cleaning function much; but I do use it. What I never recommend is for anyone who is not a registry expert to blindly follow a registry cleaner.
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