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Windows 7: Registry cleaner

14 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7
Registry cleaner

I add and remove programs frequently and think I would like to use a registry cleaner to clean out the pieces. Are any safe to use? Thanks.

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14 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


The only cleaner besides Disk Cleanup I would use is CCleaner which has proven itself over 15 years and is perhaps the single most respected app in the tech world - used by programmers and Grandma alike.

I've installed it on hundreds of computers representing thousands of regular uses without a single complaint for either its Disk or Registry cleaner, nor have we been presented here yet with a single verifiable case of it causing problems.

Most all other "Registry Cleaners" are advertising sales scams without any of the genius that is packed into CCleaner. They will ruin your Win7.

There are other tips here to Clean up factory bloatware while monitoring that this is not damaging System Files.
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14 Mar 2012   #3

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Registry Cleaners are not advised for Win 7, but if you insist, CCleaner is usually the one that is least destructive.

It will be up to you to pay attention to what you are deleting.
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14 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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14 Mar 2012   #5
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I agree with the other posters. I've used ccleaner before and its very effective. If you are clearing the registry remember to take a backup first (With ccleaner you get an option to export the selected regisrty keys first). The simplist change can be very damaging if done incorrectly.

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14 Mar 2012   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Current accepted wisdom with Win 7 is you do NOT need to use a cleaner.

If you ever think your Registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured, tweaked, fixed, or optimized it shouldn't.

In other words, injudicious use of "Registry cleaners" CAN & DOES cause problems.

Should you decide to go ahead -
it is recommended you have
1.a current System Restore point created.
2.a recent "Back up" of your computer.

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14 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

If you want to use a good Registry Cleaner that is reliable, almost infallible and reasonably fast then please try jv16 PowerTools 2011. It is absolutely nonpareil.
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15 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7

Use best registry cleaner like C Cleaner or Registry optimizer etc which is goof for making PC new like new one.
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15 Mar 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP


Please do not use any Registry Cleaner or Optimizer besides CCleaner, ever!
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15 Mar 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please do not use any Registry Cleaner or Optimizer besides CCleaner, ever!
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