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Windows 7: Ran CCleaner Registry Cleanup

01 Sep 2010   #1
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Ran CCleaner Registry Cleanup

There's a bunch of programs that I Decrapifed, I ran Revo and CCleaner, now I ran Registry Cleaner, I plan to make a backup, but is it alright to just delete this stuff?




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01 Sep 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

notEcho, since I do not know what you have installed and uninstalled, I cannot give you advice on what is safe to delete or not. This is the rule of thumb: If you are not 100% sure, DO NOT delete it. Leaving the keys there, even if they are obsolete, will not slow your system down one nanosecond. You do not have to worry about the registry with Win 7. If you know that one of these keys you listed is referring to a program you have uninstalled and that it refers to nothing else, it is safe to delete it.
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01 Sep 2010   #3
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

All the registry items on there are from programs I uninstalled using Revo/PC Decrapifier. The only thing I wasn't sure of was the unused file extensions. I don't want to delete them then have a file of that type come 2 months from now and boom, I deleted it.
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01 Sep 2010   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, you should be fine. Some of them will come back though, i.e .net framework 1.0, unused file extensions, etc. Just make your backup and keep it for awhile, but you should be alright from the ones I see.
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01 Sep 2010   #5
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks

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01 Sep 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

If you are concerned then you can back up the deleted Reg keys which can later be "merged" from the file to replace them.

I stopped doing this because it in ten years time it has never given me registry problem.

Remember, besides deleting the bloatware to uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup except AV and gadgets as the others are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials. Use the built-in Win7 utilties instead of duplicative factory versions.
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01 Sep 2010   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, I wouldn't say it doesn't make any mistakes.

A few versions ago, awhile back - it would pick up and delete (if you ran the registry cleaner) the "Turn on Bitlocker" key from a drives' right click context menu. Although that case wasn't a big deal, it still wasn't proper. Myself, I wouldn't exactly call it infallible.
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01 Sep 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Thanks, Airbot. Updated my post to include your heads up.
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01 Sep 2010   #9
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I use MSE and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
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01 Sep 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
I use MSE and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Good combination. With CCleaner and Auslogics Disk and Registry Defraggers monthly these free softwares keep my Win7 installations safe, perfectly clean and ordered.
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