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Windows 7: Registry cleaners

11 Feb 2011   #21

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

I love ccleaner port

try this too

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11 Feb 2011   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

But ....

Using Registry Cleaners gives all something do here. To hunt down odd problems.
They are job security ... or volenteer security , and make things more interesting.

But seriously, I agree, steer clear of them.
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11 Feb 2011   #23
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt2488 View Post
Comodo System Cleaner is good.
Matt, I would feel better about their Registry cleaner if we didn't sometims solve problems here by removing Comodo.

It doesn't seem like a hard choice: "Do I use the most highly respected app in all of the tech world (CCleaner) or do I use one which no one's heard of?"

I remember a couple of years back I was hooked on Auslogics Boost Speed for tweaking Vista and XP into a fast state. During the WIn7 beta period, we learned (often the hard way) that Win7 would no longer tolerate these tweaks and was becoming a perfectly balanced OS which requires no tweaking whatsoever.

It needs only CCleaner and a state-of-the-art defragger like Auslogics or Defraggler, and some experts think it doesn't even need that.

But all the experts here seem to agree that for best performance use free MS Security Essentials or Avast 5 with the Win7 Firewall.
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11 Feb 2011   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Hi im new here,
But what about TuneUp utilities that program has a system recovery inside the boot just click down and the system goes back to its last backup of the registry... and has registry security fixes etc and the turbo mode... that program is ok to have on the w7?
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11 Feb 2011   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)

Hmm.. i'm not a fan of TuneUp Utilities, and i'm sure there's a lot of members here who think the same.

Like Greg said:

It needs only CCleaner and a state-of-the-art defragger like Auslogics or Defraggler, and some experts think it doesn't even need that.
I suggest the same.. :)
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11 Feb 2011   #26

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7

If you don't know how Registry Cleaner works - then just leave it alone. Windows Vista and 7 does not require a Registry Cleaner.
If you are going to remove the left overs from an uninstalled program - use CCleaner.
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12 Feb 2011   #27
Kratos Aurion

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Is this right? Really, are these PC Utilities/Registry Cleaner programs all bullcrap? Are they really more harm than good?

Because when I had my prevoius laptop, I used Advanced System Optimizer and it never gave me any problems. Now I have a new laptop and have CCleaner because this thread says that, apparently, Windows 7 doesn't need repairing.

I'm surprised :/
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12 Feb 2011   #28

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Dear Kratos Aurion,
Your QUOTE" Now I have a new laptop and have CCleaner because this thread says that, apparently, Windows 7 doesn't need repairing."UNQUOTE is generalized! Every OS needs to be taken care by, 1)removing the crap by using the ccleaner which you have installed, 2) Defraggler to consolidate the scattered fragments and to 3)prevent repairs by using Backup and Restore softwares like Macrium Reflect OR Easeus Todo backup Home etc.

If you have noticed the trend of debate in this thread, wrangling with the registry is not safe for the majority of people! Geeks who know the intricacies of dealing with the registry will be the first ones to warn us to leave the registry alone! The uniblue reg.tweaker shows on my pc 760 registry problems which need urgent correction and i should buy their product! My computer till date is firing on the Autobahns like a Porsche and i can live with that!

I do not know anything about the registry, except it's location ! As one of the signature tunes of one of our very senior members (Tews??) says, break it until it needs a fix (in a humorous vein)!

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12 Feb 2011   #29

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1

About five years ago I ignored this advice and started playing with the XP Registry and Group Policy editor settings. Needless to say I hosed MANY fine installations of Window's 2000 to XP. From locking myself out from the computer to breaking vital Window's components functionality. Of course I'm all the wiser now and know how to handle those tools!

I will say this, there are areas CC Cleaner does not clean out. For entries falling into those areas I target and remove them manually.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
If you have noticed the trend of debate in this thread, wrangling with the registry is not safe for the majority of people!
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29 Mar 2011   #30

windows 7 ultimate X64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
Hmmm, I've used CleanMyPC registry cleaner on Xp, vista, and 7 and I've always seen overall system performance go up. The only time it went terribly wrong was when I used the vista version on 64 bit 7....completely killed it.

Honestly, from my years of experience, registry cleaners DO help. For example, with Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 being a pretty major software package installed on your machine, when you uninstall it it commits jihad on the registry. Boot time goes from a solid 30 seconds to over a minute. Windows Explorer can act like vista, you open more than two windows and it freaks out. With a decent registry cleaner, it can take errors out and also defrag it. That's actually the most important there, defragmentation of the registry. Make sure the program you use has defragmentation capabilities.

And also, with use of 7 and registry cleaning and defragging, I can tell you for sure that the most you'll ever do it is probably one or two times every two weeks. Unless if you constantly install and uninstall major software that is. The NT 6.1 kernel is much more stable than 6.0. Yep.

Well, I've tried both KIS 2011 and BitDefender Internet Security 2011 and uninstalled them using their respective removal tools provided. There was no change in boot time or anything. Probably these tools not only uninstall the application but clean-up leftovers as well as registry entries
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